Selecting a factory account

What are we going to do?

This article will help you choose which AWS Account is most suitable to use for the Service Catalog Tools

It is recommended that you have read the following:

Selecting how many factory accounts to have

Currently, you can only have one factory per account but you can create multiple accounts each with their own factory.

If multiple teams want to make use of Service Catalog Factory the recommendation is that each team have their own instance. The teams are then independent and can operate without impacting each other. There is also a separation of concerns if there is a security factory account and a networking factory account. This reduces the blast radius should there be an incident and it enables easier billing calculations.

If your organization has a central cloud engineering team who work to deliver the requirements of these other teams it may be easier to manage all of the provisioning from a single factory account.

Selecting a factory account

In order to select a factory account we need to consider how you are going to be using the framework.

A common use case is where teams use the framework to build and provision security controls into accounts that are operating their customer facing applications.