Saturday, January 29, 2022

Cloud cost +++

Troy Hunt's Azure cloud bill shock is a cautionary tale

in December 2021 that monster bill hit from Azure – by line item pred.ominantly under the “bandwidth” service name with the bill meter for “data transfer out
a setting on his Cloudflare plan that set the max cacheable file size to 15GB was ultimately to blame: the launch of the Pwned Passwords ingestion pipeline for the FBI along with hundreds of millions of new passwords provided by the NCA had meant HaveIBeenPwned had started hosting millions of new zip files; each of them 17.3GB big and slipping the net.

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