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Tag: Amazon EC2 Spot

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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Taking Advantage of Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Interruption Notices

Amazon EC2 Spot Instances are spare compute capacity in the AWS Cloud available to you at steep discounts compared to On-Demand prices. The only difference between On-Demand Instances and Spot Instances is that Spot Instances can be interrupted by Amazon EC2 with two minutes of notification when EC2 needs the capacity back. Customers have been […]

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Building an Immersive VR Streaming Solution on AWS

This post was contributed by: With the explosion in virtual reality (VR) technologies over the past few years, we’ve had an increasing number of customers ask us for advice and best practices around deploying their VR-based products and service offerings on the AWS Cloud. It soon became apparent that while the VR ecosystem is large […]

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Powering your Amazon ECS Cluster with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

This post was graciously contributed by: Chad Schmutzer Solutions Architect Shawn O’Connor Solutions Architect Today we are excited to announce that Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports the ability to launch your ECS cluster on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances directly from the ECS console. Spot Instances allow you to bid on spare Amazon […]

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