As your cloud footprint grows, so do the bills associated with it. There’s a lot of tools available for trying to help reduce your cloud costs, but one of the simplest ways is to just be able to easily shut off resources you’re not using, and then quickly bring them back when you do need them.
env0 already gives your team the power to do this through our self service capabilities — allowing any permissioned member of the team to quickly deploy or spin down an environment based on your pre-approved IaC templates, but sometimes you want to be able to regularly bring your environments up or down, and in large quantities.
Since we’re always looking for new ways to enable your team and make them more agile (while maintaining the visibility, predictability, and governance that you need of course), we’re excited to introduce our latest feature: Environment Scheduling!
Scheduling with env0 allows you to easily and consistently deploy, or destroy, your cloud environments on your pre-determined schedule, and with no manual intervention. Shut down non-production environments nightly or over the weekends to save costs, schedule expensive, high powered clusters to ramp down after their job runs are complete, or just automate the infrastructure for your nightly build processes. Scheduling can help with many different cases.
With the launch of Environment Scheduling, you can now schedule both “Deploys” and “Destroys” of a running environment in env0.
Schedules are built using the standard UNIX cron expression syntax and can be configured independently, as seen in this screenshot.
Some common use cases for scheduling environments include:
Development teams often manage a whole host of environments and keeping track of all of them (and what’s happening) can be overwhelming. With env0, you already get a single view of all your running (and past) environments, and now you can easily see their scheduled actions on them as well. Managing environments has never been so easy!
Of course you also need to know exactly what has happened with your environments, that’s why env0 also provides you a complete audit log actions on your environment, including both manual and scheduled ones, by your team.
Whether it’s for your company’s maintenance window, some batch ETL process or ML models training workload, you can configure a predefined schedule that suits your business needs. You’ll keep full control over your environments’ uptime, while keeping governance at a high level with proper permission delegation for your team.