Posted On: Oct 24, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) customers can hibernate their Spot instances on 20 additional instance families. With this expanded coverage, customers can now enjoy the benefits of hibernate on the supported instance families, regardless of whether their purchase option is On Demand, Spot, or Savings Plan.

Hibernation is an Amazon EC2 feature that helps customers lower costs and achieve faster startup times by enabling customers to pause and resume their running instances at scale. Customers are not billed for the compute time while instances are suspended, and their applications will resume from right where they left off.

Customers can configure Hibernate on a variety of instance types, with new types supported regularly. EC2 Spot Instance customers can configure these newly supported instance families for Hibernation in AWS commercial regions.

Hibernate is available through AWS CloudFormation, AWS Management Console, or through the AWS SDKs, AWS Tools for Powershell, or the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). To learn more, visit the news blog on hibernation. For information about enabling hibernation for your On Demand or Spot EC2 instances, visit the hibernation FAQs and User Guide.