Article Amazon Web Services April 25, 2017

CloudCheckr Adds Management Options for Improved Clarity

This week, we took features our users like and gave them a few more options for sorting, filtering, and clarity when managing their AWS and Azure environments.

AWS UPDATES

Amazon CloudTrail provides AWS users with a complete history of all of the API calls made against their account. This includes calls made from the AWS Management Console, SDKs, command line tools and other AWS services. CloudTrail creates log files of this data and deposits the log files into a designated S3 bucket. Included in log files is the source IP address of the calls and the date and time of the calls.

CloudCheckr integrates nicely with CloudTrail, so you can leverage Amazon’s logging features from within CloudCheckr. CloudTrail must be enabled manually within each AWS region. It is highly recommended that CloudTrail be enabled so you can see where, and how, your AWS account is being accessed. The good news is we now support a Best Practice Check to ensure Multi-Region CloudTrail is enabled.

Several enhancements were made for clarity, such as improvements to the Single Month Summary CSV export file. We also improved the Reserved Instance Purchase Recommendation check drill-downs. We’ve also made it easier to understand the Identity Access Management Administration Best Practice Checks, with an explanation of how MFA or Multi-Factor Authentication should be used.

 

AZURE UPDATES

CloudCheckr administrators appreciate our Virtual Machine Right-Sizing report for Azure VMs. We have added more datapoints to measure.

In addition to our own Best Practice Checks, we integrate with Microsoft’s own Azure Advisor checks, and now we have made it easier to view checks with improved sorting. You can filter by importance, and by tags.

 

To learn more about these and other new features, check out our Support site.

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