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

by Roshni Pary | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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

by Chad Schmutzer | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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Creating a Cost-Efficient Amazon ECS Cluster for Scheduled Tasks

Madhuri Peri Sr. DevOps Consultant When you use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), depending on the logging levels on the RDS instances and the volume of transactions, you could generate a lot of log data. To ensure that everything is running smoothly, many customers search for log error patterns using different log aggregation and […]

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Powering your Amazon ECS Cluster with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

by Nathan Taber and Sebastian Dreisch | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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Cost-effective Batch Processing with Amazon EC2 Spot

Tipu Qureshi, AWS Senior Cloud Support Engineer With Spot Instances, you can save up to 90% of costs by bidding on spare Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. This reference architecture is meant to help enable you to realize cost savings for batch processing applications while maintaining high availability. We recommend tailoring and testing […]

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An EC2 Spot Architecture for Web Applications

Tipu Qureshi, AWS Senior Cloud Support Engineer This blog post describes a reference architecture that utilizes Spot Instances and is meant to help enable you to realize additional cost savings for your stateless web tier while maintaining high availability. We recommend tailoring and testing it for your application before implementing it to a production environment. […]

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