Utilizing Tags and Resource Groups allows an Organization to efficiently bill out resources to departments as well as keep track of who’s using what.


  • Tags: Key value pairs attached to AWS resources
  • Metadata: Data about Data
  • They can sometimes be inherited from other services

Resource Groups

  • Group resources by assigned tags
  • Group resources that share one or more tags
  • Can contain information such as region, name, health checks, etc.
  • Specific Information:
    • EC2: Public and private IP addresses
    • ELB: Port configurations
    • RDS: Database engine


  • Account management service that enables consolidation of multiple AWS accounts into a centrally managed organization
  • Consolidated Billing

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