Javier Cervantes

Principal Software Engineer, Gray Wolf

If you are using EC2 instances, the first thing you can try is AWS Cost Explorer rightzising recommendations to help you identify opportunities to downsize or terminate instances that are being underutilized to reduce costs.

Below is a recommendation example I got to modify an instance:

Rightsizing recommendation example

Access rightsizing recommendations

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cost-management/home

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Rightsizing recommendations.

Enable rightsizing recommendations

  1. Open the AWS Cost Management at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cost-management/home

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Preferences.

  3. In the Recommendations section, choose Receive Amazon EC2 resource recommendations.

  4. Choose Save preferences.

If you are in the software development world probably you have noticed that things are working in different ways as it used to be in the past or as it is still happening in some other places.

What am I talking about?

  • Remote work
  • Asynchronous collaboration
  • Less managers and meetings (or none at all)
  • Happiness optimization
  • Flexible schedules and roles

This is a reality in some places, but it’s not everywhere because it requires a mental and attitude change toward how we understand work and how we organize.

This are the requirements to make it possible:

  • Trust: If you want to keep you need to be dependable in every sense.

  • Responsibility: You are no longer a child that need to be oriented or told what to do, and you shouldn't act as one.

  • Openness: Things are clear for everyone, you can’t hide.

  • Goal-Oriented: What you do is what other can see, being on an office for 8 hours isn't enough anymore.

I think we will continue to see more human work environments popping all over the world, where our actions would be lead by our passion and our will to collaborate.

Are we ready for it?

I was inspired in Steve Klabnik A Hypermedia API Reading List, so here are some resources if you want to learn more about this topic.






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