Running Containers on a Shoestring Budget
Stretch your dollars significantly for containerized workloads such as web services, dev/test, and CI/CD, with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Spot Instances offer unused compute capacity available in the AWS Cloud at up to 90% off over On-Demand prices. Spot instances can be reclaimed by EC2 with two minutes of notification when EC2 needs the capacity back.
Containers are stateless, fault-tolerant and a great fit for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. Efficiently deploy containerized workloads and easily manage clusters at any scale at a fraction of the cost with Spot Instances. Spot Instances can be used with Elastic Container Service (ECS) or Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) to run any containerized workload, from distributed parallel test systems to applications that map millions of miles a day.
Benefits of Using Spot Instances to Run Containers
Significant price savings of up to 90% over On-Demand EC2 Instances. Simply mix Spot Instances with On-Demand and/or Reserved instances or run on 100% Spot Instances to optimize cost and performance.
Easily run multiple projects simultaneously and speed up job flows to generate business results faster and innovate faster without breaking the bank. Run and scale to large numbers of parallel tasks via Spot Fleet or Spot Instance pool.
Flexibility of ad-hoc provisioning for multiple instance types in different Availability Zones, with an option to hibernate, stop or terminate instances when EC2 needs the capacity back and Spot Instances are reclaimed.
EASE OF USE
Easily launch a spot instance via the RunInstances function, EC2 Fleet and the AWS Management Console. EC2 Spot is also integrated with other AWS services such as ECS, EKS, EC2 Auto Scaling groups and CloudFormation.
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Amazon EC2 Spot instances offer spare compute capacity in the AWS cloud available to you at steep discounts compared to On-Demand prices.
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