A resource group is a logical container or grouping of related resources in cloud computing. It is a way to organize and manage resources in a cloud environment and is typically used in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) models.
A resource group can contain various types of resources such as virtual machines, storage accounts, networks, web applications, and databases. By grouping resources together, it makes it easier to manage and monitor the resources as a single entity. Resource groups can be used to:
Organize resources: Resource groups provide a way to organize resources based on their function, application, or environment. For example, a resource group can be created for a particular application that includes virtual machines, storage, and a web application.
Manage access and permissions: Resource groups provide a way to control access and permissions to resources. Users can be granted access to a resource group, and this access will automatically extend to all resources within the group.
Apply policies and tags: Resource groups enable the application of policies and tags to resources. This makes it easier to enforce governance, compliance, and security requirements across multiple resources.
Simplify billing: Resource groups make it easier to understand and manage billing for cloud resources. Users can view billing information for all resources within a resource group, which can simplify cost tracking and analysis.