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Serverless: A lesson learned the hard way

After writing an article about my first experience with serverless architecture, I felt pretty good about what I’ve learned and achieved. However, what happened to me the next morning left me with sour taste in my mouth. After 2 weeks’ holiday I got up this morning and got ready for work. I checked my mails and messages, took a shower and ate breakfast – you know, the daily routine. Then, at 7:43 I received a budget notification from Amazon. At this point, you can already guess what happened. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like much. With $83.28 forecasted, I expected an actual total of about 5$ or less. I quickly logged into the Amazon console, went straight to billing and was greeted with a whopping $800 forecasted cost and a $180 actual cost. I was left with a light headed feeling, it’s a lot of money for me –


 

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