Posted On: Jan 19, 2017

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) today announced that Amazon EC2 Spot Instances now support dedicated tenancy. Customers can now use Spot instances to run high scale workloads in a single-tenant manner on physically isolated hardware within a VPC. Using dedicated Spot instances, customers can satisfy security, privacy, or other compliance requirements for their high scale workloads while saving up to 90% off On-Demand pricing.

To get started running dedicated Spot instances, simply place a RequestSpotInstances and specify tenancy=dedicated in the launch specification, and your instances will launch when capacity is available at or below your bid price. Alternatively, you can request dedicated Spot instances in the AWS Management console. Dedicated Spot instances work the same as Spot instances running in default tenancy, with the exception that your instance will be isolated at the host hardware level from instances that belong to other AWS accounts. You can confirm the placement tenancy of currently or previously running Spot instances using the AWS Management Console (EC2 Instances table), DescribeInstances API, and CloudTrail logs.