Scheduled tasks and Cron jobs have always been a staple in a Systems Administrator toolkit. While workloads move to cloud platform, so do our tools. Below I’ll show one way of tackling the promise of being able to turn schedule EC2 resources to auto start and auto shutdown with AWS Lambda service.
Computer hardware these days has about a 3 to 5 year lifecycle. At the end of that lifecycle, the computer is replaced with a brand new shiny one. When you first got that computer, it ran great. Software was installed, updated and upgraded, and new hardware and gizmos and gadgets were brought into the mix.Read More >>
When you host your Apps, Servers or computing capacity in the Cloud, you don't have the capital expense of setups or updates, your maintenance cost is slashed, you're going to use less power, and you free up a lot of valuable floor space, and your pricing is easily managed.
There are, however, some hidden pitfalls to cloud computing - ones that can end up costing you more money in the long run - that you need to be keenly aware of.Read More >>