Running your instances and virtual machines 24-hours a day, 7 days a week is not always what you want. Many times, you simply want to have them running for only part of the day.
With Skeddly, you can reduce your costs by scheduling your cloud resources to adjust power or not run when they are not needed. Some refer to this as "parking" your instances.
For example, in the AWS Virginia region (us-east-1), a t2.medium EC2 instance running Linux costs $0.047 per hour. Running that EC2 instance 24 hours a day for 1 week would cost you a total of $7.90.
Committing to a reserved instance for 1 full year would cost you $275.00 upfront. Your weekly EC2 costs would be cut to $5.29, for a savings of 34%.
However, if your EC2 instance only needs to be running 7am to 7pm, Monday through Friday, then you can save money using Skeddly to schedule your EC2 instance to run only during these hours. By scheduling the EC2 instance's "off time", the weekly costs are reduced to $2.82. That's a cost savings of 64%.
|EC2 On Demand Cost:||$0.047 per hour|
|EC2 Cost Before Skeddly:||$7.90 per week|
|EC2 Cost After Skeddly:||$2.82 per week|
Most importantly, save money by not running your instances when they do not need to run.
Keeping stale and unused resources around costs you money. Skeddly can delete those unused resources for you.
All of this is done automatically by Skeddly.