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Tag: Amazon EC2 Spot

Introducing the capacity-optimized allocation strategy for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

AWS announces the new capacity-optimized allocation strategy for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling and EC2 Fleet. This new strategy automatically makes the most efficient use of spare capacity while still taking advantage of the steep discounts offered by Spot Instances. It’s a new way for you to gain easy access to extra EC2 compute capacity in […]

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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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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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