Posted On: Mar 24, 2016

Amazon EC2 Spot instances are now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. AWS customers in the area can now use Spot instances to save up to 90% compared to On-Demand prices by bidding on unused Amazon EC2 capacity. In addition to reducing the cost of running your applications, you can also use Spot instances to increase your computing scale and throughput for the same budget and enable new types of cloud computing applications. 

To learn more about how you can use Spot Instances to improve the scalability and cost-effectiveness of your applications, check out how customers such as AdRoll, National Instruments, Lyft, Novartis, and Fin Design + Effects have put them to use for applications such as big data and analytics, scientific research, and video effects and media encoding. 

To get started with Spot instances, visit the Getting Started page, or log in to Amazon EC2 in the AWS Management Console and select Spot Requests in the navigation menu. To view current Spot instance prices, visit Amazon EC2 Spot Pricing