AWS puts Trusted Advisor preview in GovCloud

AWS puts Trusted Advisor preview in GovCloud

Amazon Web Services announced a preview of AWS Trusted Advisor in the AWS GovCloud (US) region.

AWS Trusted Advisor inspects the AWS environment and makes recommendations for saving money, improving system performance and closing security gaps based on the aggregated operational history of hundreds of thousands of AWS customers.

For a limited time, AWS GovCloud customers will be able to run all 19 best practices, or what AWS calls “checks” available in the GovCloud, the isolated AWS region designed for government’s sensitive workloads.

AWS Trusted Advisor monitors cloud conditions so IT managers can:

  • Save money on AWS by eliminating unused and idle resources or making commitments to reserved capacity.
  • Improve the security of applications by closing gaps, enabling various AWS security features, and examining permissions.
  • Increase the availability and redundancy of AWS applications by taking advantage of auto scaling, health checks and backup capabilities.
  • Improve the performance of your service by checking service limits, ensuring customers take advantage of provisioned throughput, and monitoring for overutilized instances.

After Feb. 27, 2015, only two checks will continue to be available to all AWS GovCloud customers: Service Limits (in the Performance category) and Security Groups - Specific Ports Unrestricted (in the Security category). In order to continue using all checks available in Trusted Advisor, customers will be required to have business-level or enterprise-level support.

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