Friday, 3 November 2017
Amazon Web Services and a Salutary Learning Experience
I received a small but costly reminder that little in life is free this AM.
Whilst indulging in my usual bout of cross-trainer ( #GymOClock ), I checked my emails and saw one purportedly from Amazon Web Services (AWS), suggesting that I owed them $56.31.
Being a cautious type, I did NOT click on the links in the email, but instead logged into my AWS dashboard: -
and navigated across to the Billing Dashboard: -
Lo and behold, there was a pukka invoice for October 2017, detailing the costs: -
I'd spun up a pair of RHEL VMs in early October, along with a HTTPS load balancer, in order to replicate a client's environment.
And then semi-forgotten about them ….
To be fair, I did have problems logging back into AWS, due to verification emails not getting through someone's spam filters, but …..
I've since shut down the VMs, so November's bill shouldn't be quite so high :-)
The moral of the story, nothing is free in life - apart from air :-)