As some of you may know, traffic within AWS is free, and traffic going outside of AWS has a small cost. We had never restricted outgoing traffic because it makes sense for our customers to access their database from their local environments. Everyone needs to run administrative commands every now and then, and that's totally fair.
Recently, we noticed an increase in traffic going outside of AWS, to the point that we were operating at a loss. We tried to contact all our customers to let them know that we would restrict that kind of usage, and effectively did so today. After all, we thought,