351 Days on EC2

by M. David Peterson

So in about 6 days all direct addressed EC2 instances will be shutdown. This day comes with *PLENTY* of warning, so decommissioning the 3 direct addressed EC2 instances that we still have running has been planned for a while. Of course, why do something now if you can just as easily put it off until later? ;-)

Okay, so maybe that's not the best philosophy in life, but when you've designed your server infrastructure around worst case scenario disaster recovery, the thought of "losing" an instance or three doesn't present the type of anxiety you would normally expect, so in the case of EC2, it actually works pretty well.

That said, as per the following screen scrape *even if* we didn't design our system with a worst case scenario mentality, we'd probably still be okay,