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Merge pull request #567 from open-guides/cost-allocation

Cost allocation tagging.
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- To label lifecycles, such as temporary resources or one that should be deprovisioned in the future
- To distinguish production-critical infrastructure (e.g. serving systems vs backend pipelines)
- To distinguish resources with special security or compliance requirements
- To (once enabled) [allocate cost](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/awsaccountbilling/latest/aboutv2/cost-alloc-tags.html). Note that cost allocation tags only apply on a forward-looking basis; you can't retroactively apply them to items already billed.
- For many years, there was a notorious 10 tag limit per resource, which could not be raised and caused many companies significant pain. As of 2016, this was [raised](https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/now-organize-your-aws-resources-by-using-up-to-50-tags-per-resource/) to 50 tags per resource.
- 🔹In 2017, AWS introduced the ability to [enforce tagging](https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-tag-ec2-instances-ebs-volumes-on-creation/) on instance and volume creation, deprecating portions of third party tools such as [Cloud Custodian](https://github.com/capitalone/cloud-custodian).


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