TCAS – Tgix Cloud Automation Suite

The Tgix Cloud Automation Suite (TCAS) is a SaaS-based offering that provides a simple, yet effective way to run a variety of operational and cost optimization tasks in the AWS cloud. TCAS addresses several issues that are typically found in AWS environments. For most organizations, the premise of moving to a cloud-based environment rests in its simplicity, manageability, and the ability to reduce costs; however, this does not always live up to expectations. We have seen the same operational challenges time and again in most cloud environments:

  • Unused or under-utilized resources, leading to overpayment & runaway costs
  • Lack of tools to easily recreate or clone a group of cloud resources
  • Absence of an easy, integrated backup and DR solution

TCAS addresses these challenges easily and effectively without needing any additional resources in the environment. TCAS operations are based on a simple tagging scheme that’s applied to the required resources, essentially a 5-minute setup process. The services operate from our centralized systems, and allow clients to do the following:

  • Automate the process of backups and cross-regional or cross-account DR (Disaster Recovery)
  • Automatically resize instances – to save costs in environments that don’t need the same horsepower afterhours
  • Automatically stop and start cloud resources based on individually specified times
  • Automatically terminate instances at a fixed time
  • Clone a pre-identified set of cloud resources, e.g. an entire VPC, from one region to another, to be used for QA and testing

TCAS is included as part of our DevOps Support engagements, and is also available as a separately priced service based on the number of tags defined on the resources.

Various other management and cost optimization techniques

Read about a case study: MLA’s Cost Optimization strategy

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