The delay node postpones the execution of a particular fragment of a workflow by some time, which can be entered as per requirement.
Let's understand this with the help of an example
The goal of this workflow is to schedule the launching of the AWS resource every morning automatically.
The workflows will finally look like this:
The Trigger node is set from Monday to Friday(weekdays) at 9 every night.
In the resource node we choose the desired AWS resource which in our case is EC2 .
The action node stops the running instances.
The delay node here will postpone the starting of the EC2 instances till the next morning.
The action node simply starts the stopped instances the next morning.