Once provisioned, forever forsaken… far too many cloud resources–be it IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, you name it, XaaS–may be uselessly nibbling away at your or your clients’ budget. Unless your goal is to tighten the belt by hook or by crook, you need a clear view of what is needed and what is not. Before you pull the plug, obviously.
The versatile advantages of NVMe are becoming increasingly apparent in modern storage systems. You can take advantage of them in the cloud.
Here is one nifty service that can dig up useful information about a website, a domain or an IP address and it doesn’t cost a dime.
Good ol’ fashioned cron can greatly simplify system maintenance.
This is easier than you probably think: AWS will expand the EBS boot volume of an EC2 instance running Linux automatically when you launch a new instance off of it with the desired capacity.
Here is how it works in more detail.