Spotinst provides an Application Scaling service called Elastigroup, designed to optimize performance and costs. It enables companies of all sizes and verticals to leverage Cloud spare capacity with confidence in order to optimize and accelerate workloads to save 80% of their infrastructure compute costs.
Using predictive algorithms, Elastigroup reliably leverages Spot Instances and supports all major cloud providers such as EC2 Spot Instances (AWS), Low-priority VMs (Microsoft Azure) and Preemptible VMs (Google Cloud) while removing the risk and complexity, providing a simple orchestration and management at scale.
How it Works
Spotinst Elastigroup predicts EC2 Spot behavior, capacity trends, pricing, and interruptions rate. Whenever there’s a risk of interruption, Elastigroup acts accordingly to balance capacity up to 15 minutes ahead of time, ensuring 100% availability.
This means that your application will always run on the most cost-efficient collection of instances – the best-priced and most available Spot Instances when available and falling back to on-demand when not, in addition to prioritizing any reserved instances you may already own.
Elastigroup supports the vast majority of common applications, automatically plugging into the architecture you already use (see use cases below). As long as your instance isn’t a single point of failure, you can utilize Elastigroup to start saving.
Elastigroup is tightly integrated with other AWS services including EMR, Auto Scaling, Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, Elastic Container Service (ECS), EKS, CloudFormation, Data Pipeline and Batch, providing you a wide variety of choices in how you launch and maintain your applications running on EC2 Spot Instances.
Save 80%Leveraging your cloud providers’ excess capacity costs up to 80% than on-demand instances
Utilize your RIsElastigroup finds all unutilized Reservations and prioritizes Reservations usage prior to launching Spot Instances.
Easy to startYou will be running Spotinst in less than 10 minutes.
Always OnIn the event where EC2 Spot Instances aren’t available, Elastigroup will fallback to On-Demand Instances and will opportunistically revert back to Spot Instances when possible.
Cloud AgnosticDeploy Elastigroup in your favorite cloud provider
Elastigroup is designed to solve the endless Tetris game of heterogeneous compute environments, running containers. Elastigroup integrates with the most powerful container orchestration platforms such as AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS), Kubernetes, Rancher, Docker Swarm, Hashicorp Nomad, Mesosphere and more. Elastigroup finds the optimal distribution and deployment of multiple instance types into a one, single, powerful cluster as part of a container orchestration platform.
If you are using auto-scaling for your applications today, you can maintain the same behavior with Elastigroup.
Elastigroup helps you maintain your application availability and allows you to automatically scale your capacity up or down in order to meet your application’s needs.
Elastigroup Auto Scaling engine makes it even more powerful when considering the Spot market pricing and fluctuations before spinning up or down instances in the cluster.
Elastigroup integrates with the most common load balancers including AWS Classic / Application Load Balancer, Multai Load Balancer, HA Proxy and more. By connecting your Elastigroup to a Load Balancer, Elastigroup is responsible to register new instances and deregister instances that are predicted to be terminated, ensuring that the instances have a sufficient time out to draining connections so no requests or sessions will be interrupted.
Zero Downtime Deployments
Elastigroup performs rolling updates across your instances and tracks application health according to configurable rules. Deployments can easily be stopped and rolled back if there are any errors.
Keep things Simple
Platform and language agnostic and works with any application. Elastigroup gives you a detailed report allowing you to view when each application revision was deployed and to which instances.
Elastigroup integrates with Jenkins and makes it possible for CI/CD pipelines to run on the most economical cloud resources. According to predefined parameters, Elastigroup ensures that no job will be interrupted and will scale up and down instances according to your pipeline queue.
Using the Stateful service, Elastigroup can ensure data persistence and cluster H/A while running on Spot Instances. Elastigroup will simulate the spot replacement process into a “reboot”, making sure that the new instance will be launched from the same root and data volumes with the same IP address.