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Sep 14, 2023

Toystack's Ephemeral Preview Environments: Control Your Costs with Precision

Efficient Cloud Resource Management

In today's fast-paced development landscape, cloud resources are the lifeblood of software projects. They provide the infrastructure needed to develop, test, and deploy applications efficiently. However, managing these resources effectively and cost-efficiently can be a significant challenge, especially when it comes to development and testing environments.

The Problem: 24x7 Dev Environments

A common issue that many developers and organizations face is the continuous running of development environments. It's a scenario that can quickly become cost-prohibitive. Imagine paying for cloud resources that run 24x7, even when your team isn't actively using them, such as during the night or on weekends. These unnecessary expenses can add up, impacting your budget and eroding the cost benefits of cloud computing.

Introducing Toystack's Ephemeral Preview Environments

Toystack understands the importance of cost control in cloud development. That's why we've introduced Ephemeral Preview Environments, a game-changing feature that empowers you to manage your cloud expenses with precision.

Key Benefits

1. Customizable Duration

With Toystack, you have the flexibility to configure your ephemeral preview environments to last for specific durations. Whether you need an environment for 30 minutes, 60 minutes, one day, or even one week, you're in control. This granularity allows you to align your environment's lifespan with your development and testing needs.

2. Cost Savings

By configuring your environments to only run for the required duration, you eliminate the cost of idle resources. No more paying for cloud resources that sit unused during non-working hours or weekends. With Toystack's ephemeral environments, you pay only for what you need, when you need it.

3. Environment Consistency

Ephemeral environments don't compromise on consistency. Toystack ensures that each time an environment is provisioned, it aligns with your configurations and specifications. This consistency is vital for replicating real-world conditions during development and testing phases.

4. Enhanced Security

Reducing the lifespan of environments also enhances security. Shorter-lived environments limit their exposure to potential threats, contributing to a more secure development environment.

How It Works

Configuring ephemeral preview environments with Toystack is simple:

  1. Duration Selection: When creating an environment, you can choose the desired duration from the available options - 30 minutes, 60 minutes, one day, or one week.

  2. Automatic Shutdown: Toystack automatically shuts down the environment at the end of the specified duration, ensuring you won't incur any additional costs.

  3. On-Demand Access: If you need the environment for a longer duration or want to extend it, you can easily do so within the Toystack interface.

Unlock Cost-Efficiency Today

Say goodbye to the days of continuously running and costly development environments. With Toystack's Ephemeral Preview Environments, you have the power to control your cloud costs precisely, aligning your resource usage with your development needs. Experience the benefits of cost savings, environment consistency, and enhanced security. It's time to unlock cost-efficiency in your cloud development.

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