Mr. Bobvious Realizes: Developers are like teenagers ..

Mr. Bobvious Realizes: Developers are like teenagers and idle AWS instances are like light bulbs

Our hero, Mr. Bobvious, the IT Ops guy who automatically turns off idle AWS instances using ParkMyCloud, was texting with his teenage son not long ago. Afterwards he realized that the challenge of getting his company’s developers to remember to turn off their AWS instances was the same as…well read on and you’ll see:

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Mr. Bobvious: Jake? Are you home?

Teen: Sup.

Mr. Bobvious: What’s sup?

Teen: Not much, howboutchoo?

Mr. Bobvious: No I mean what does sup mean?

Teen: What’s up?

Mr. Bobvious: Can you just give me a straight answer pls?

Teen: sup means what is up

Mr. Bobvious: Oh, sorry. Are you home?

Teen: Why?

Mr. Bobvious: Just make sure you turn the lights off in your room, the bathroom and the hall before you leave.

Mr. Bobvious: And the kitchen, mudroom and any other room you were in today

Teen: Oh. I’m not home. Sorry.

Mr. Bobvious: Did you turn any lights off before you left?

Teen: Um.

Teen: No.

Teen: Sir.

Mr. Bobvious: How many times do we have to discuss this? Electricity is not free.

Mr. Bobvious: What if I left your iPad on all day and the battery was drained when you got home?

Teen: I’d plug it in. I guess.

Mr. Bobvious: Anyway.

Teen: Dad, I’m just a teen. Teens aren’t wired to turn stuff off.

Mr. Bobvious: You know our software developers leave our computer servers on all night.

Mr. Bobvious: Do you know what my boss would do to me if I let that happen?

Teen: Fire you?

Mr. Bobvious: No, no. He’d just be mad that I’m wasting electricity and money.

Teen: So what’d ya do about the computers?

Mr. Bobvious: I bought software that turns off the computers automatically. We’re saving a fortune.

Teen: Lit!

Mr. Bobvious: Thanks!

Teen: Are you on the way home?

Mr. Bobvious: Why?

Teen: Just thinkin about how good some Chipotle would taste right about now.

 


About Jay Chapel

Jay Chapel is the CEO and co-founder of ParkMyCloud. After spending several years in the cloud management space, Jay saw that there was no simple solution to the problem of wasted cloud spend - which led him and co-founder Dale Wickizer to start ParkMyCloud in 2015. Before that, he spent 10+ years with Micromuse and IBM Tivoli, a provider of business infrastructure management software. After an acquisition by IBM, he led the successful sales integration and subsequent growth of the IBM Tivoli/Netcool business in Europe. He also held several regional and worldwide sales roles in Switzerland, the UK and the US. Jay earned both a BA in Finance and an MBA from West Virginia. Those few hours a month that Jay’s not busy with ParkMyCloud’s growth and success, you can find him on the ski slopes, on the soccer field, or on the golf course often accompanied by his three kids.

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