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Latest Weekly Changes

Week of 2019-10-07

Policies

Changes to Existing Features

  • Policies can now be configured to run on a monthly interval for use cases that require less frequent checks. Simply choose the monthly option under policy schedule when applying your policy.

Week of 2019-09-30

Policies

New Policies

Week of 2019-09-23

Policies

Changes to Existing Policies

  • Multiple policies were modified to include a manual approval step before taking action so that items can be reviewed before being modified. Manual approval for any policy can be skipped by checking the Skip Action Approvals option when applying a policy.
  • Multiple policies were modified such that they are now limited to only being applied to only one account. This limitation is appropriate in cases where the policy uses an external credential for authentication and running the policy on multiple accounts would lead to the exact same behavior repeated numerous times.

Week of 2019-09-16

Policies

New Features

  • Policies can now be restricted to only being applied in one account by the policy designer for those policies that do cross-account checks and actions. Avoid accidental policy applications across many accounts when each one will behave the exact same by using the tenancy attribute of the policy template language.

Changes to Existing Features

  • The policy Catalog and Dashboard page have been updated to show any category that is defined in the policy template instead of grouping them into an Other category.

New Policies

  • AWS Object Storage Optimization checks for S3 objects that haven't been updated outside of the specified timeframe and moves the object to Glacier or Glacier Deep Archive after user approval.
  • AWS Rightsize RDS Instances provides rightsizing recommendations for RDS instances by gathering AWS CloudWatch data on 30 day intervals and can rightsize the instances after user approval.
  • AWS Unused RDS Instances checks for unused RDS instances by reviewing the CloudWatch DBconnection metric for the last 30 days. If there have been no connections the RDS instance is reported can be automatically terminated after user approval.
  • Azure Blob Storage Optimization checks Azure Blob Storage for objects that haven't been updated outside of the specified timeframe and moves them to the Cool or Archive tier after user approval.
  • Azure Idle Compute Instances checks for idle virtual machines in Azure, as defined by CPU utilization, and optionally terminates the virtual machines after approval.
  • Azure Expiring Reserved Instances reports on active Azure RIs that are expiring within a user-provided window.
  • Azure Rightsize SQL Instances provides rightsizing recommendations for SQL instances based on CPU usage for the last 30 days.
  • Google Expiring Committed Use Discount (CUD) reports on active Google CUDs that are expiring within a user-provided window.
  • Google Object Storage Optimization checks for objects that haven't been updated outside of the specified timeframe and moves the object to nearline or coldline storage after user approval.
  • Google Unused CloudSQL Instances checks for unused CloudSQL instance in Google Compute Engine and terminates them upon approval.

Changes to Existing Policies

Week of 2019-09-09

Policies

New Features

  • Organizational Summaries give users with org-scoped access to policies an improved view of policy information across all accounts in the organization. All operational views of policies, including the Dashboard, provide an Organization Summary option in the account selector that rolls up data from across all accounts in the organization. Applied policies are grouped together and can be managed from a single page. To check it out, go to the Dashboard page in Policy Manager.
  • Policy managers can now skip pre-defined approval steps in the action sequence of a policy incident, allowing for policy remediations to be fully automated. When applying a policy, a new option is available called Skip action approvals in both the UI and the API.

New Policies

Week of 2019-08-26

Policies

New Policies

Changes to Existing Policies

Week of 2019-08-19

Policies

New Policies

Changes to Existing Policies

  • Discover Old Snapshots was updated to filter out snapshots created from images.
  • Low Account Usage was updated to sum up the total potential savings and to remove the APN Fee from the calculation.
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