Netflix Janitor Monkey Cleans Up the AWS Mess You Left Behind

If you use AWS, you’ve probably seen first-hand how easy it is to forget about unused resources. These servers, DBs and volumes have a bad habit of sitting there, doing nothing and costing you money.

As one of the largest AWS users in existence, Netflix knows that these unused resources quickly add up to wasted money. In their case, it can mean the difference of millions of dollars if they don’t keep waste under control.

That’s why Netflix created, as part of their “Simian Army,” the Janitor Monkey. The concept is simple:

Read my full post at the Cloudability blog