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AWS Spot Instances: Retention Strategies for sustained spot usage

“How do we optimally bid for Spot Instances to ensure that it is retained for the duration of the workload?” Simple question, right? Yes. Are you kidding? No, it is the answer that is complex! The more you dig into … Continue reading

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AWS Spot Instance Termination Notices: How to make the best use of it

Spot Instances have gained popularity and continue to do so at a rapid pace. However, they come with their own set of complexities and challenges. Mitigation plans, if not in place, lead to application downtime and cost you dear. Common … Continue reading

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Run your Production Web Application on AWS Spot Instances

Spot Instances are great. They are cheap and offer up to 90% savings over On-Demand Instances. By design, they can be taken away at any time. “How would you then run Web / App tier on Spot Instances?” is the … Continue reading

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Run your AWS Elastic Beanstalk on Spot Instances and Save up to 80% on EC2 costs

AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling web applications. It supports services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby and Go on well-known servers such as Apache, Nginx, and IIS. You can simply upload your … Continue reading

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Lower Your EMR costs by leveraging AWS Spot Instances

We live in the Data Age! Web has been growing rapidly in size as well as scale during the last 10 years and is showing no signs of slowing down. Statistics show that every passing year more data gets generated … Continue reading

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AWS Spot Fleet: A neat feature to help you get started with spot instances

Spot Instances are slowly but surely gaining traction with the enterprise AWS users. Who would want to lose out on a potential savings of up to 90% over On-Demand costs? Not me. Neither should you. In this post, I will … Continue reading

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Application Rightsizing on AWS

Cmpute.io is a platform which reduces your AWS EC2 spend across three main areas: Instance Optimization – usage of Spot, Reserved and On-Demand instances Time Optimization – schedule start and stop of instances Performance Optimization – analyse application performance and … Continue reading

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