As you prepare to add a new feature to your cloud services, take the time to assess your options. Your Tag Manager should be there to help your business, not lead to more confusion or wasted time and energy. You want to find one that will satisfy your needs and fulfill the tasks you have in mind.

If you use AWS or Azure, you might be looking at their tag management options, and while this could be convenient, don’t just choose it because it is the easiest choice. Let’s compare our Tag Manager here at FinOps Oversight with that of AWS and Azure.

Let’s Talk About Automation and Batch Processes

One of the most significant aspects of cloud services is the ability to automate processes, and when you choose a Tag Manager, your choice to automate should be top of mind. Regarding automation, Azure offers a full automation process for new and existing resources and resource sub-components. However, AWS does not have this feature. Without this feature, you might be left to do these manually, taking up the time and money you could put elsewhere.

Fortunately, our Tag Manager also fully automates new and existing resources and sub-components based on user-defined rulings.

Our Tag Manager also offers full access to batch processing, allowing you to streamline your tagging efforts by making broad and deep changes to your cloud tags without any limitations to the number of tag changes per batch or the complexity. AWS only allows tag additions or removals in a batch, and Azure does not offer this at all.

Tag Compliance Monitoring

One of the features to seek out for any tag management system is the ability to review tag policy compliance across all your services. This can ensure you are working efficiently and staying ahead of the competition. Azure offers this feature in real-time, but AWS requires 48 hours to generate the appropriate data.

Our FinOps Oversight Tag Manager provides you with real-time compliance monitoring, allowing you to obtain data when you need it so you can make results-driven decisions in a timely manner.

Tag Policy Management

Managing your tag policies is a crucial aspect of tag health, efficiency, and productivity. AWS allows you to view, edit, create, and delete native tag policies. However, while Azure Policy supports tagging policies with auto-tag features, authoring tag policies requires a complex JSON policy document.

Fortunately, our Tag Manager allows for editing, viewing, creating, and deleting as well. On top of that, our Tag Manager’s intuitive UI creates tag policies that can easily manage both AWS and Azure. You don’t need to have two management systems to do the work of our one Tag Manager.

Tag Policy Query Engine

Having a capable query engine can make or break how you are able to view, manage, and filter your tags. Unfortunately, Azure does not offer a reliable query engine. However, AWS does provide an engine that can query multiple tags, but there is no functionality for querying by resource metadata.

Our Tag Manager allows for an extremely responsive query engine that provides you with the tag data you need with the ability to filter them no matter the complexity.

What Else Can FinOps Oversight’s Tag Manager Do?

While AWS and Azure can be convenient choices, our Tag Manager can offer more features to make your time managing and monitoring tags easier, less expensive, and worth your money. Starting with our customizable dashboard, you can view meaningful reports and data, modify pre-existing dashboards, or create new ones to appeal to your needs. From there, you get access to real-time cloud provider sync. With this feature, resources and tag data are always in sync with your native AWS or Azure environments, allowing full multi-cloud support. Our Tag Manager also provides Tag Intelligence the moment you connect with your AWS or Azure Environment. Tag Intelligence provides actionable tag health and tag compliance insights into your native cloud environments.

Other beneficial features you can find in FinOps Oversight’s Tag Manager are drive management, integrated log research, AMI conflict management, virtual tags, variant group management, virtual tag policies, and so much more. No matter your cloud service, our Tag Manager can provide these features and more to any environment.

If you have further questions or want to assess how our Tag Manager can benefit your cloud services, contact the team at FinOps Oversight.