10 Things to Consider While Using Spot Instances

Ever since Amazon Web Services launched Spot instances in 2009, it has been gaining traction among startups wanting to save money running their workloads in the cloud. In recent years, we are seeing increased adoption among enterprise customers wanting to take advantage of the cost savings offered by Spot instances. While enterprises see Spot instances…

Spotinst adds automation to simplify and optimize Kubernetes clusters

Introduction As a leading purveyor of excess hyperscaler capacity, Spotinst has years of experience in algorithmically maintaining cost-oriented clusters for production workloads. In December 2018, it launched Ocean, a serverless container engine to help customers get started with Kubernetes, using sensible defaults and enabling ‘nodeless’ operation with autoscaling at the pod level. The company’s pay-as-you-save…