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Tag: Amazon EC2 Spot

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

This blog post is written by Jagdeep Phoolkumar, Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Flexible Compute and Peter Manastyrny, Senior Product Manager Tech, EC2 Core. Amazon EC2 Spot Instances are unused Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) capacity in the AWS Cloud available at up to a 90% discount compared to On-Demand prices. One of the best […]

Implementing Attribute-Based Instance Type Selection using Terraform

This blog post is written by Christian Melendez, Senior Specialist Solutions Architect, Flexible Compute – EC2 Spot and Carlos Manzanedo Rueda, WW SA Leader, Flexible Compute – EC2 Spot. In this blog post we will cover the release of Terraform support for Attribute-Based Instance Type Selection (ABS). ABS simplifies the configuration required to acquire compute […]

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Implementing interruption tolerance in Amazon EC2 Spot with AWS Fault Injection Simulator

This post is written by Steve Cole, WW SA Leader for EC2 Spot, and David Bermeo, Senior Product Manager for EC2. On October 20, 2021, AWS released new functionality to the Amazon Fault Injection Simulator that supports triggering the interruption of Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. This functionality lets you test the fault tolerance of your […]

Identifying optimal locations for flexible workloads with Spot placement score

This post is written by Jessie Xie, Solutions Architect for EC2 Spot, and Peter Manastyrny, Senior Product Manager for EC2 Auto Scaling and EC2 Fleet. Amazon EC2 Spot Instances let you run flexible, fault-tolerant, or stateless applications in the AWS Cloud at up to a 90% discount from On-Demand prices. Since we introduced Spot Instances […]

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling will no longer add support for new EC2 features to Launch Configurations

This post is written by Scott Horsfield, Principal Solutions Architect, EC2 Scalability and Surabhi Agarwal, Sr. Product Manager, EC2. In 2010, AWS released launch configurations as a way to define the parameters of instances launched by EC2 Auto Scaling groups. In 2017, AWS released launch templates, the successor of launch configurations, as a way to streamline […]

How to run massively multiplayer games with EC2 Spot using Aurora Serverless

This post is written by Yahav Biran, Principal Solutions Architect, and Pritam Pal, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA Massively multiplayer online (MMO) game servers must dynamically scale their compute and storage to create a world-scale persistence simulation with millions of dynamic objects, such as complex AR/VR synthetic environments that match real-world fidelity. The Elastic Kubernetes […]

Introducing Spot Blueprints, a template generator for frameworks like Kubernetes and Apache Spark

This post is authored by Deepthi Chelupati, Senior Product Manager for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, and Chad Schmutzer, Principal Developer Advocate for Amazon EC2 Customers have been using EC2 Spot Instances to save money and scale workloads to new levels for over a decade. Launched in late 2009, Spot Instances are spare Amazon EC2 compute […]

Proactively manage the Spot Instance lifecycle using the new Capacity Rebalancing feature for EC2 Auto Scaling

By Deepthi Chelupati and Chad Schmutzer AWS now offers Capacity Rebalancing for Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling, a new feature for proactively managing the Amazon EC2 Spot Instance lifecycle in an Auto Scaling group. Capacity Rebalancing complements the capacity optimized allocation strategy (designed to help find the most optimal spare capacity) and the mixed instances policy […]

Running Web Applications on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

This post is contributed by Isaac Vallhonrat, Sr. EC2 Spot Specialist SA Amazon EC2 Spot Instances allow customers to save up to 90% compared to On-Demand pricing by leveraging spare EC2 capacity. Spot Instances are a perfect fit for fault tolerant workloads that are flexible to run on multiple instance types such as batch jobs, […]

Running Cost-effective queue workers with Amazon SQS and Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

This post is contributed by Ran Sheinberg | Sr. Solutions Architect, EC2 Spot & Chad Schmutzer | Principal Developer Advocate, EC2 Spot | Twitter: @schmutze Introduction Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is used by customers to run decoupled workloads in the AWS Cloud as a best practice, in order to increase their applications’ resilience. You […]