Posted On: Oct 9, 2018

This Quick Start deploys Spotinst Elastigroup for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Spotinst Elastigroup enables the use of production-grade Spot Instances by leveraging a prediction algorithm to predict the Spot Instance interruption 15 minutes ahead of time. Elastigroup then immediately spins up a new node in a different Spot capacity pool. As soon as that new node is healthy, Elastigroup starts to drain the instance that is marked for interruption. Elastigroup then terminates the instance after draining is completed.

This Quick Start is for organizations that want to use Spotinst Elastigroup’s capabilities to ensure availability and to efficiently scale Amazon ECS clusters that are running as Spot Instances at a discount of roughly 80% compared to On-Demand Instances, with additional savings from automatic task-based scaling.

With this Quick Start, Spotinst Elastigroup deployment takes about 7 minutes. The deployment is automated by AWS CloudFormation templates.

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This Quick Start was built by Spotinst in collaboration with AWS solutions architects. Spotinst is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner.