A hybrid or multicloud approach is saving companies of all sizes time, stress and money. In addition, it offers optimal conditions to meet the increasing requirements for dynamic, modern and flexible IT.
However, when it comes to cost savings, simply replacing your on-premises infrastructure with cloud IaaS and then running it all day long 24/7 will most likely not lead to a noticeable result. That is simply because one of the biggest advantages of cloud computing is the ability to scale operations according to one´s business needs. In other words, you only pay for what you actually use. To reduce costs, cloud resources should be used as efficiently as possible.
A significant opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs comes by rightsizing your cloud resources. One way is to temporarily shut down clusters for non-mission critical systems such as test and staging systems.
With the update to 1.4.0, shutting down the cluster and then restarting it can now be done automatically at specific times.