Overview - Operations Conductor


Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers its customers several methods to help automate manual tasks or processes such as archiving, data backup and recovery, resource selection and scheduling, and configuration management. Automating these tasks can help increase reliability, reduce costs, and reduce operational complexity so you can focus on delivering applications and services at a high velocity. However, it can be a challenge to automate operational tasks on various AWS resources across multiple regions and accounts.

To help customers reduce operational complexity, AWS offers Operations Conductor, a solution that creates a simple web interface for automating and orchestrating operational tasks. The solution enables administrators to quickly create manual, event-based or time-based triggers for managing resources.

The solution deploys a set of common operational actions that can be configured to automate administration tasks, resource scaling, and cost management. The solution can be customized and extended to fit your business needs.


You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this reference deployment. The total cost for running this solution depends on the number of tasks you run. As of the date of publication, the cost for running this solution with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region is approximately $5 per month. This cost estimate assumes 1GB of Amazon DynamoDB data storage, 200,000 DynamoDB write capacity units at the On-Demand capacity mode, 200,000 DynamoDB read capacity units at the On-Demand capacity mode, 1GB of Amazon CloudWatch Logs ingested, 1 million Amazon CloudWatch custom events generated, 1 million AWS Lambda function invocations, and 100,000 AWS System Manager automations.

This cost estimate does not reflect variable charges incurred from the executed tasks, data transfer, or snapshot storage. Prices are subject to change. For full details, see the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.