Resource Management

Organize and manage your resources in a hierarchical manner by using resource directories, folders, accounts, and resource groups.

Enterprise-class Resource Management Scenarios

Create a Directory Structure Based on Your Enterprise Environment

To develop business around the globe, your enterprise must establish branches and departments to resolve issues caused by regional differences. These branches and departments may have different procurement, use, and supervision requirements for cloud resources. In addition, in diversified business environments, enterprises need to start more projects and ensure reasonable investment for each project; centralized and controllable financial supervision;and optimized asset ratios to ensure the projects are successful. Alibaba Cloud Resource Management allows you to create and manage resources through a directory structure based on the needs of your enterprise.


Resource relationship organization by team: You may use directory relationships to organize your teams.

Resource relationship organization by project: You may use directory relationships to configure your projects.

Resource relationship organization by application: You may use directory relationships to manage your application environments.

Manage All Alibaba Cloud Accounts and Resource Instances of Your Enterprise in a Centralized Manner

If your enterprise has multiple Alibaba Cloud accounts, you may create a resource directory and add the accounts to preset locations in the resource directory. – allowing you to manage those accounts and the resources within them in a centralized manner.


Quick account creation: You can create accounts in a resource directory, with enterprise information synchronized automatically.

External account invitation: You can consolidate all your enterprise accounts of your into a resource directory.

Centralize Management of Enterprise Bills and Invoices

After you place the accounts in your enterprise in preset locations in a resource directory, you may use one or more of the accounts as payment accounts to unify settlement. You may also grant permissions to specific users to manage bills for all accounts based on financial management requirements.


Centralized settlement: You can set enterprise payment accounts to pay for all accounts in a resource directory.

Centralized billing: You can view and manage the bills of all your enterprise accounts in a central location.

Centralized invoicing: You can centrally manage all invoices for your enterprise.

Use a Resource Structure to Meet Permission and Compliance Requirements

You may set different resource access rules and control policies for different directories, accounts, or resource groups in your enterprise, ensuring authorized users in your enterprise can access resources securely based on preset rules.


Single-point permission configuration: You can configure access permissions for users and resources to manage access security in a centralized manner.

Global control policy setting: You can implement top-level control fromin your enterprise to prevent compliance risks.

Integrate Various Enterprise-class Alibaba Cloud Services

Resource directories allow integration with more enterprise-class services. The enterprise perspective is different from the individual perspective. Enterprises need a top-down overview of global resource monitoring, configuration audit, and security risk control. Based on the API of resource directories, a large number of Alibaba Cloud applications can provide enterprises with standard and consistent services.


Enterprise-class resource configuration auditing: Cloud Config is integrated to provide global resource auditing for enterprises.

Enterprise-class log tracking: ActionTrail is integrated to provide comprehensive control over log changes of all accounts.

More enterprise-class services: More services will be integrated soon.

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