AWS Transfer for SFTP allows you to setup a managed SFTP server which will upload and download files to Amazon S3, using the SFTP protocol. This is a great way to transfer files in to and out of Amazon S3 using standard tools.
However, running an SFTP server can be expensive. In the Virginia region (us-east-1), the SFTP server costs $0.30 per hour to keep running. Data transferred is charged on top of that. The nice part: SFTP servers can be started and stopped. I think you can see where I’m going with this.
Today, I’m happy to announce a new action that has been added to Skeddly: Start Transfer for SFTP Servers.
This action allows you to start SFTP servers on your given schedule.
SFTP servers can be selected for starting by any of the following:
Once the servers have been started, they can be optionally stopped after a pre-determined amount of time.
Given the $0.30 per hour running cost, here’s a comparison of keeping an SFTP server online 24/7 compared to 9am to 9pm M-F:
|Time||Weekly Hours Online||Weekly Cost|
|9am - 9pm M-F||60||$18.00|
That’s a savings of almost 65% !
If you are just using your SFTP server during business hours, you can save a lot of money by shutting it off over night and weekends.
Full pricing information for this new action is available on our pricing page.