Growth in AWS use leads to challenges managing costs and changes
In 2012, Signiant began offering customers the ability to transfer large files using its Flight and Media Shuttle SaaS solutions. The company runs their services across a variety of cloud infrastructure providers with Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the main provider.
Early on, Signiant found tracking changes and costs of their AWS accounts manageable. That was when they had only had one development account and one production account. As customer demand for their SaaS solutions grew, so did their use of cloud infrastructure.
Within months, Signiant had nine AWS accounts for various departments in the company including pre-sales, development, and production. Tracking changes, forecasting costs and monitoring for security across this many accounts became increasingly difficult and time-consuming.
The DevOps team began investigating third party solutions to help them: