Posted On: Sep 15, 2015

You can now choose to automatically provision your application’s resources across multiple Spot instance pools using the new diversified fleet option in the RequestSpotFleet API. This option enables you to maintain your fleet’s target capacity and increase your application’s availability as Spot capacity fluctuates. Running your application’s resources across diverse Spot instance pools also allows you to further reduce your fleet’s operating costs over time.

You can also continue to provision your application’s resources in the Spot instance pool that provides the lowest price per instance or unit of capacity.

The new diversified fleet option is available with the RequestSpotFleet API in all regions where Spot instances are supported. To get started, request a Spot fleet using the AWS SDKs or Command-Line Tools.

To learn more, read our blog post and visit the Spot Fleet Examples section in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.