Realize Powerful Tagging Proficiency with Tag Manager
Streamline Tagging and Unlock the Benefits of Complete Resource Tagging
The State of Cloud Tag Management
Cloud tags are powerful, but many organizations find it difficult to effectively tag their cloud resources. In fact, only 14% of companies with cloud resources are effectively tagging 90% or more of their cloud resources.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Read the industry report to learn the state of tagging, what others are doing, and how your organization stacks up.
Advance Your Cloud Operations with Tag Manager
Tag Manager for Cloud Cost Management
The use of tags is the only means to effectively manage cloud costs. With meticulous tagging, an organization can identify opportunities for savings in cloud spend. Without tagging, an enterprise is figuratively flying blind in the cloud. Tag Manager is the only cloud tag solution powered by the powerful Tag ExplorerTM query engine, enabling clear cost visibility and accurate, real-time metrics to understand costs and manage your resources.
Tag Manager for Cloud Performance
The performance and efficiency of your cloud application workloads (CAW) will be enhanced when you can base decisions on accurate metrics captured through careful tagging. With robust tagging, your ability to compare your CAWs against known industry benchmarks will be greatly enhanced.
Tag Manager for Cloud Security
Exceptional tag health is a foundational requirement for strong cloud security and reduces the vulnerability an organization has to the ever-increasing number of risks. Tag Manager provides continuous correction of improperly tagged resources, automated corrections at scale, and automatic tagging of resources at deployment, effectively closing security gaps that sloppy tagging can create.
Tag Manager for Cloud Governance
When resources are thoroughly tagged, you’ve effectively armed your governance and compliance teams with the visibility and metrics they need to be effective. Your teams can leverage Tag Manager’s tag policy management, powerful query engine, and resource assignment to successfully manage cloud activity.
Tag Manager for Cloud Cost Management
When your resources are exhaustively tagged, you can create a myriad of automatic deployment actions for maximum efficiency, limited only by your imagination. Getting and keeping resources tagged is key. Tag Manager is the efficient solution to automatically tag resources upon deployment and manage those tags globally. Harness the power of automation with alerts, scheduling, and resource assignment.
Real-time Visibility & Customizable Dashboards
Tag changes are reflected in real-time in native cloud service provider environments. Data is timely and accurate and can be leveraged with additional CloudSaver and third-party tools
Tag Intelligence Dashboards & Tools
Benefit from a guided tag health experience that automatically delivers valuable insights without the need for customized reports or dashboards. These insights cover both your entire tag environment and also specific categories
Tag Explorer Query Engine
Utilize our patented filtering and search technology for rapid and efficient location of client data across resources, zones, accounts, and service providers. This capability drastically reduces mean-time-to-resolution by quickly identifying key cloud data. Its deep dive, robust exploration enables you to “find anything”
Tag Automation & Batch Tag Processing
Employ powerful automation to quickly and accurately tag cloud resources minimizing manual tasks and saving valuable time and effort. Reduce security vulnerabilities and human errors with accurate and swift tagging
Cloud Tag Health Review
Gain a clear picture of your tag health with a comprehensive report containing deep insights into your cloud resource environment.
Cloud Tag Health Remediation
Fix your tag environment with the expert knowledge of professionals who focus on resource tag remediation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tag Manager?
Tag Manager provides robust cloud resource tagging for accurate tracking, metrics, and ROI. The rich feature set allows you to take action on tags for comprehensive and effective resource management. Gain visibility of resources, ownership and applications.
Why should I care about what Tag Manager can do?
- Cost Management – Eliminate unnecessary spend
- Security & Compliance – Close data gaps
- Governance – Empower governance teams to easily create, manage, and remediate tag policies
- Automation – Eliminate redundant tasks, and enable cloud scalability through automation
- Cloud Performance – Improve the efficiency and performance of your cloud application workloads
How is Tag Manager different from other tag management solutions?
- Real-time, native tag changes and real-time resource visibility
- Tag changes in bulk or in batches
- Complete tag changes across AWS and Azure
- Proactive and retroactive tag policies
- Compliance monitoring and remediation
- Tag automation via enforced tag policies and tag variant group management
- Tag access and control via roles and permissions
- Tag untaggable resources via virtual tags
What does Tag Manager allow me to do that I can’t do through AWS or Azure directly?
Tag Manager can do everything native tag applications can do, but also enables you to do much, much more. Tag Manager provides an intuitive UI and streamlined workflow to complete native tag changes in real-time. To see the full feature list, click here.
If we use IaC (Infrastructure as code), why would we need Tag Manager?
Download the IaC vs IaC + Tag Manager Data Sheet to better understand what Tag Manager gives you.
IaC and home-grown solutions are valuable for managing certain aspects of tagging, but they have limitations that Tag Manager can overcome to provide complete and efficient tagging capabilities.
Unlike IaC, Tag Manager actively monitors the health of your tags and provides complete visibility into your entire environment, allowing you to identify any tagging needs that might have been missed.
Managing resources across stacks or cloud service providers is also a challenge for IaC. Tag Manager solves this problem with its multi-cloud, multi-platform functionality, enabling you to handle tagging consistently across different environments with single pane visibility.
If tags defined by IaC are changed by Tag Manager, IaC redeployment may cause these changes to show as drift. Upon redeployment these changes may revert. This highlights the importance of managing tags through Tag Manager to prevent drift and maintain consistency.
So why should you still make changes to your tags via Tag Manager?
- IaC templates may lead to syntax errors in tags, i.e., Application vs. application, due to inconsistent naming conventions Tag Manager avoids such inconsistencies by providing a central and standardized approach to tagging.
- IaC usually doesn’t reach 100% of your environment, leaving resources without appropriate tags. Tag Manager ensures comprehensive coverage, including obscure services that might be overlooked.
- IaC may not offer the scope or depth needed for your specific use case, i.e., IaC may tag compute resources, but not the volume or a specific obscure service. Tag Manager provides the flexibility to meet your specific tagging requirements.
- Making changes to tags through IaC often necessitates a full redeployment, which is impractical for minor tag modifications. With Tag Manager, you can update tags without the need for a complete IaC redeployment.
Many home-grown solutions lack essential features like real-time synchronization, batch processing, tag policy management, automation, and others. Tag Manager fills these gaps, ensuring a robust and efficient tagging process.
Tag Manager complements existing tools like IaC and custom solutions by providing a more comprehensive and streamlined approach to tagging, ensuring that your tagging process is efficient, accurate, and hassle-free.
I think my tags are in good shape. Why do I need Tag Manager?
Can I determine which accounts and resources Tag Manager can access?
Yes, the admin user has complete control over what accounts and resources that are accessible, as well as the ability to permission groups and roles with granular access.
Is Tag Manager multi-cloud?
How much time does it take to setup Tag Manager?
Tag Manager can take as little as 15 minutes to get setup. The account connection process offers 3 methods for connecting your accounts to Tag Manager including CLI, TerraForm, or CloudFormation. For more information on getting connected, View this Knowledgebase Article.
What customer support can I expect?
If my team manages tags in-house, why would we need Tag Manager?
Tag Manager makes your team more efficient and effective. Tag Manager offers incredible functionality including batch edits, configurable dashboards, real-time CSP synchronization, compliance monitoring, tag automation, and integrated log research.