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Tag: Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Running your game servers at scale for up to 90% lower compute cost

This post is contributed by Yahav Biran, Chad Schmutzer, and Jeremy Cowan, Solutions Architects at AWS Many successful video games such Fortnite: Battle Royale, Warframe, and Apex Legends use a free-to-play model, which offers players access to a portion of the game without paying. Such games are no longer low quality and require premium-like quality. […]

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Running high-scale web applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

NOTE: Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups now lets you mix On-Demand, Spot and RIs, as well as different instance types, as described here. In the architecture described below, the Spot Fleet component can be replaced by an EC2 Auto Scaling groups. Contributed by Ran Sheinberg, Spot Specialist Solutions Architect, and the Appnext team At re:Invent […]

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Run your Kubernetes Workloads on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances with Amazon EKS

Contributed by Madhuri Peri, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA, and Shawn OConnor, AWS Enterprise Solutions Architect Many organizations today are using containers to package source code and dependencies into lightweight, immutable artifacts that can be deployed reliably to any environment. Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source framework for automated scheduling and management of containerized workloads. In […]

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New Amazon EC2 Spot pricing model: Simplified purchasing without bidding and fewer interruptions

Contributed by Deepthi Chelupati and Roshni Pary Amazon EC2 Spot Instances offer spare compute capacity in the AWS Cloud at steep discounts. Customers—including Yelp, NASA JPL, FINRA, and Autodesk—use Spot Instances to reduce costs and get faster results. Spot Instances provide acceleration, scale, and deep cost savings to big data workloads, containerized applications such as […]

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