Controlled Use of Spot Instances Balances Cost and Performance

Controlled Use of Spot Instances Balances Cost and Performance

 

Spot Instances can dramatically save costs, but they come along with the risk of being taken away from you if the spot market price exceeds your bid, making them difficult to use for highly available load balanced applications.  AutoScalr removes the all-or-nothing approach of spot versus on-demand instances and allows you to simply specify what the maximum percentage of capacity you are comfortable exposing to one spot market, and to all spot markets as a whole, and we will make sure that those settings are enforced as the application scales up or down.  This allows you to take advantage of spot instance pricing while minimizing the impact of any spot market price impact to your applications availability and performance.