CloudYali Launches Resource Attribute Search for AWS Cloud

CloudYali Launches Resource Attribute Search for AWS Cloud

A new way to discover your AWS resources.

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CloudYali
·Nov 17, 2021·

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Date: 17 November 2021

CloudYali's mission is to provide users with full visibility in the Amazon Web Services cloud, no matter how many AWS accounts or regions they span. By monitoring AWS resources and providing a single point of truth for cloud-wide resource information, companies can optimize their cloud spend for rapid cost reduction, security improvements, and IT process simplification.

We help companies efficiently manage the AWS cloud by providing historical and current information about assets, which can be searched in several ways.

Until now the resource information can be searched on:

  • Accounts,
  • Regions,
  • Resource Type,
  • Resource State (Active/Deleted),
  • Resource ID, or
  • Time duration (Today, Yesterday, Last Week, Last Month and so on ...)

Although it was possible to find out resources based on these filters, for many use cases it was limiting. As an example, being able to find out EC2 instances with a specific instance type or architecture was not possible earlier. We listened to your feedback, and we're excited to announce more granular search control for security and cost related use cases.

We've made some exciting changes to our search experience. Today we are releasing 'Resource Attribute Search' which allows customers to search using specific resource attributes. It works in conjunction with the existing filtering system.Thus it is now possible to perform search in all your accounts and regions at once, or a subset of your accounts and regions or even for a specific time duration.

To use this feature, select a resource type from "Resource Types" drop down, and select the drop down under "Resource ID", which would display the available attributes for that resource type. You may select a single attribute and provide a suitable value for this attribute.

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Head to your CloudYali console to see the feature in action.

Some examples include:

- Find all EBS volumes with volume type as 'gp2' to migrate to 'gp3' and save cost.

There are multiple types of EBS volumes, each with different performance and cost characteristics. Over time new generations are released, increasing performance and reducing costs.

Most of the current AMIs still use previous generation volumes so whenever you create an instance, you're getting suboptimal performance and slightly higher costs. Migrating EBS Volumes from gp2 to gp3 may save upto 20% cost .

A single resource attribute search across cloud helps you to identify all the EBS volumes that are available for migration, helping you to save time and money with improved performance.

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  • Find all active and public facing AWS Load balancers in the cloud.

An internet-facing AWS ELB/ALB has a publicly resolvable DNS name, required to route HTTP(S) requests from clients over the Internet to the EC2 instances that are registered with the load balancer. You may regularly want to review all your ELB to ensure only required load balancers are public facing, otherwise this may become an unacceptable risk.

With resource attribute search, you may look for ELB attribute value scheme to be internet-facing. And the best part is it can be done in a single search for all your cloud.

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  • Find internal facing AWS load balancers in the cloud.

An internal AWS load balancer is usually used within a multi-tier architecture, where you have front-end web servers that make requests to the internal AWS ELB/ALB, using private IP addresses that are resolved from the internal ELB/ALB DNS name.

The scheme attribute value for AWS ELB load balancer should be internal for internal Load balancers. This can be easily done by selecting the ELBV2::LoadBalancer resource type, and the selecting scheme attribute from the drop down.

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Head to your CloudYali console to see the feature in action.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to contact support to enable this feature?

No, all existing and future customers can start using this feature immediately.

2. How many attributes/properties I can use to search?

Currently, we support single attribute selection. In coming days, we will also allow users to select multiple attributes for the same search.

3. I have inputs for this feature or the overall product At CloudYali, we value your feedback and place it at the core of our development process. We're open to all suggestions and strive to provide you with an experience that exceeds your expectations. If you would like to give us feedback, please send an email to support@cloudyali.io.

4. I do not see a service or resource type needed for my use case?

If you need a coverage for new AWS service or resource type, please contact us on support@cloudyali.io.

Head to your CloudYali console to see the feature in action.

 
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