Setting the tagging policy
Implementing tagging is one of the very first actions to be taken. It consists of associating keywords to cloud resources so that they can be tracked and identified throughout their lifecycle. Tags are crucial for search and allocation tasks but also for expense management and cost optimization.
|Name||Identification of the resource|
|Application ID||Identification of the application to which the resource is linked|
|Application Role||Function of the resource in the application|
|Cluster||Cluster to which the resource belongs|
|Environment||Dev, test, staging, production, etc|
|Business Unit||Associated BU|
|Compliance||Set of applicable compliance requirements|
It is essential to determine which tags are mandatory in the organization and which are useful but optional. Whatever the scheme, it is important to centralize it in a reference document and ensure that it is applied and kept up to date.