Chapter 12: Defining Naming Conventions and Tagging

Cost control starts with enabling the clear identification of resources and accountability for these resources. In multi-cloud environments, naming and tagging should be consistent across all utilized cloud platforms.

We will learn how we can define a consistent naming and tagging convention. Both naming and tagging are required to identify resources. A name is used to recognize resources and tags act as extra labels to specify the role and characteristics of a resource. We will see that there are differences between the major cloud providers when it comes to guidelines and restrictions on names and tags for resources. This chapter provides an overview of the main guidelines for the major ...

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