Many companies use AWS WorkSpaces for their desktops to allow employees to work from any device and any location. AWS WorkSpaces ensure everything employees need to do their jobs is at their fingertips, come what may. In the event of a hardware failure or device theft, with AWS WorkSpaces there will be no risk of data loss as everything is securely stored in the cloud and backed up.
While these WorkSpaces are convenient, it is important to keep track of them and make sure they are deleted when they are no longer required. Employees may leave the company or development WorkSpaces may no longer be required. Managers and IT staff may be unaware that WorkSpaces are still there and active. Staff may forget, but Amazon certainly will not. Companies will continue to be charged for WorkSpaces until they are deleted, whether they are active or not.
Having visibility into the state of AWS WorkSpaces is therefore important to ensure that any idle WorkSpaces are not forgotten and are promptly deleted. Skeddly has now developed a new report that can help.
The Delete Unused WorkSpaces Report can be configured to be sent to a specific person advising on the current state of all WorkSpaces. The reports can be configured to cover specific locations, users, WorkSpace IDs, or resource tags.
The reports detail the user of the WorkSpace, WorkSpace ID, the last time the user connected, and its current delete status. The connection time is determined through CloudWatch.
The reports can be configured to be sent toward the end of the month to ensure unused WorkSpaces are deleted before the next billing period.
There is often substantial wastage in the cloud, and this additional cost saving control, along with the start/stop automation service offered by Skeddly, can help keep cloud waste down to the absolute minimal level.