Define tagging standards
The major benefit of cloud provisioning is that an organization doesn't need to make large investments in on-premises infrastructure. In the public cloud, it can deploy, and scale resources whenever needed and pay for these resources as long the organization uses it. If it doesn't use the resources, it will not receive an invoice—unless a company has contracted reserved instances.
Another advantage of cloud provisioning is the agility and speed of deployment. Developers can easily deploy resources, within a few minutes. But that's a budget risk at the same time. With on-premises investments, a company knows exactly what the costs will be over a certain period: the investment itself and depreciation are a given. The cloud works differently, but an organization needs to be able to forecast the costs and control them.
A way to do this is by tagging resources. Tags allow a company to organize the resources in its cloud environment in a logical...