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Discussion on: Open letter to AWS: Please, give us a price cap

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Ibrahim Cesar Author

Did you read the post? At any time is stated it is a simple solution. I even talked about alarms – these are not the issues discussed in this post. I talk about social, cultural and economic issues new people learning Cloud in the Global South faces that a cap would be much welcomed.

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Alex Winfield

But what actually happens when that limit is hit? Are all your files in S3 deleted? Would the remaining storage costs for the rest of the month roll over to the next month?

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Ibrahim Cesar Author • Edited

Yes, delete it. Is for educational purposes not to run your production workload.

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Tim Malone

At the very least, there could be a cap for ‘stoppable’ costs that doesn’t apply when data would be deleted. Running instances is usually much more expensive than storing data.

I realise though there are issues with this too - eg. Elasticsearch service can’t be stopped, deletion would be the only option.