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Tag: Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Running high-scale web applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

Contributed by Ran Sheinberg, Spot Specialist Solutions Architect, and the Appnext team At re:Invent in 2017, AWS made some significant changes to the pricing model of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Instead of bidding on spare capacity, you could request to run Spot Instances, and get the capacity if it’s available. One of the results of […]

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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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