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Category: Auto Scaling

Capacity-Optimized Spot Instance Allocation in Action at Mobileye and Skyscanner

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances were launched way back in 2009. The instances are spare EC2 compute capacity that is available at savings of up to 90% when compared to the On-Demand prices. Spot Instances can be interrupted by EC2 (with a two minute heads-up), but are otherwise the same as On-Demand instances. You can use […]

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New – Provisioned Concurrency for Lambda Functions

It’s really true that time flies, especially when you don’t have to think about servers: AWS Lambda just turned 5 years old and the team is always looking for new ways to help customers build and run applications in an easier way. As more mission critical applications move to serverless, customers need more control over the performance […]

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New – Predictive Scaling for EC2, Powered by Machine Learning

Update May 21, 2021 – Predictive Scaling is now available natively in EC2 Auto Scaling for easier configuration. See our documentation for more information and to get started. When I look back on the history of AWS and think about the launches that truly signify the fundamentally dynamic, on-demand nature of the cloud, two stand […]

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Auto Scaling Update – New Scaling Policies for More Responsive Scaling

Auto Scaling helps you to build systems that respond to changes in the demand for compute power by launching additional Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances or terminating existing ones. As I was thinking about this post, I thought it would be fun to deconstruct Auto Scaling to ensure that I (and you) have […]

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