AWS site-to-site VPN

Have you ever wondered why in some organisations you need to connect to a VPN to use other offices' private information while in some other organisations just being connected to the local network gives you access to all those information?

AWS EC2 auto start/stop

I was on a gig that needed to have an on-premise infrastructure and from time to time we needed to take servers out for on-field testing. During that time the servers were inaccessible to developers. We decided to create an AWS Serverless stack that we could use for our development and test environment. In our first attempt, we created the stack but we noticed if we want to use the serverless stack we need to modify our reverse proxy and some project configs. And with this change, the development environment was going to be a bit different than our production environment.