While “frugal” is my preferred descriptor, I’ve been called, “cheap”, “tight-fisted”, and “penny-pinching”. I’d argue, but wasteful spending is one of my personal and professional pet peeves. With the use of free and open source software and process automation, companies can save thousands per month in software costs while still keeping tech moving at lightning pace.
GlobeChat AWS offering
The initial development team over estimated the usage of the application immediately after launch. The AWS container costs alone were exceeding $1000/mo but the usage wasn’t cresting 10% even on peak hours. After review, I opted to scale down all non-essential containers to minimal levels. Utilization is still at acceptable levels for performance and the monthly costs have dropped by 50%.