Overview - Ops Automator

Overview

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 that exist across multiple Regions and accounts.

To help customers more easily manage cross-account and cross-region automation, AWS offers the Ops Automator solution. This solution is built on a core framework that provides the infrastructure for task audit trails, logging, resource selection, scaling, AWS API retries, completion handing for long tasks, and concurrency handling.

The Ops Automator solution is easy to deploy and features an extensive suite of actions that use time-based, interval-based, or event-based triggers to automatically manage AWS resources.

Ops Automator can use resource tags to identify which resources will receive automated actions, allowing you to customize automation at the individual-resource level.

Cost

You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this solution. The total cost for running this solution depends on the number of actions you run and what the actions do. As of the date of publication, the cost for running this solution with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region is approximately $10 per month, considering the following factors:

  • 1 GB of Amazon DynamoDB data storage at the default throughput capacity

  • 1 GB of Amazon CloudWatch Logs ingested

  • 1 million AWS Lambda function run

  • 1 million CloudWatch custom events generated

By default, this solution enables auto scaling for its Amazon DynamoDB tables to provide sufficient read and write capacity for resource tracking and configuration data. If you use this solution to manage a large number of resources, auto scaling can increase Amazon DynamoDB charges.

This pricing does not reflect variable charges incurred from the implemented actions, data transfer fees, or snapshot storage costs. Prices are subject to change. For full details, refer to the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.