AWS Organizations

Central governance and management across AWS accounts

AWS Organizations helps you centrally govern your environment as you grow and scale your workloads on AWS. Whether you are a growing startup or a large enterprise, Organizations helps you to centrally manage billing and the organizational structure across your AWS accounts.

Using AWS Organizations, you can automate account creation, create groups of accounts to reflect your business needs, and apply tags to your accounts for categorization. You can also simplify billing by setting up a single payment method for all of your AWS accounts. AWS Organizations is available to all AWS customers at no additional charge.

Benefits

Automate AWS account creation and management

You can use multiple AWS accounts to provide natural security, access, and billing boundaries between your resources, and AWS Organizations allows you to automate the creation of new AWS accounts when you need to quickly launch new workloads. You can add these new accounts to user-defined groups in your organization for easy categorization. For example, you can create separate groups to categorize development and production accounts.

Consolidate billing across multiple AWS accounts

You can use AWS Organizations to set up a single payment method for all the AWS accounts in your organization through consolidated billing. With consolidated billing, you can see a combined view of charges incurred by all your accounts, as well as take advantage of pricing benefits from aggregated usage, such as volume discounts for Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3.

Categorize accounts and resources with tags

As you set up an account structure in AWS Organizations, you can assign tags such as "project", "cost center", or "environment" to AWS accounts you create in your organization to make it easier for you to track your AWS accounts and keep them organized."