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Elastigroup for Amazon Web Services

Save up to 80% while increasing efficiency and availability on AWS by reliably leveraging Spot Instances.

What are EC2 Spot Instances?

Spot Instances are spare compute capacity on AWS and one of three ways that Amazon sells its compute capacity – the other two being On-Demand Instances and Reserved Instances. In terms of the servers themselves, there is no difference between the three.

The difference is in the business model. Whereas On-Demand Instances are pay-as-you-go and Reserved allow you to rent a server on a 1-year or 3-year basis, Spot Instances allow you to save up to 90% on your compute costs by using Amazon’s excess compute capacity. Spot instances are typically recommended for stateless and non-mission-critical workloads, since they can be interrupted at a moment’s notice. Elastigroup for AWS allows you to run production workloads, stateless or stateful, while enjoying the extreme cost-savings that come with using Spot. 

 


How it works

Based on historical and statistical data, Spotinst’s Elastigroup predicts interruptions ahead of time and automatically migrates instances into different machine Types, Zones or falls back to On-Demand in order to ensure high availability and consistency. Elastigroup will also make sure that the preemption is done gradually to ensure service uptime. At any given time, Elastigroup automatically scales the application on the best possible mix of instance types – Spot, Resereved, or On-Demand. 


Key Features

Seamless Integration

Elastigroup integrates with dozens of applications and services including Kubernetes, Amazon EKS, Elastic Load Balancer, Application Load Balancer, Autoscaling Groups, Amazon ECS, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation, Beanstalk, OpsWorks, EMR, CodeDeploy, and more.

Intelligent Auto-Scaling

Elastigroup provides tailor-made auto-scaling for your application. Metric-based or Event-driven, Elastigroup will always make sure that you have the optimal mix of Right-sized VMs running to meet your workloads needs.

Cut Costs by up to 80%

Elastigroup reliably leverages the Spot market to optimize your underlying infrastructure for cost, without compromising availability.

Always Up

Elastigroup uses predictive algorithms to identify and drain VMs that are about to be preempted. Prior to VM termination, Elastigroup seamlessly launches a new VM and replace it seamlessly. Elastigroup will also make sure to distribute your VMs across different sizes and types to optimize cost reduction and VM longevity.

Deep Visibility

Gain deep visibility into the usage, utilization and spend on VMs and containers. The Elastigroup dashboard also features an analysis of potential and actual cost savings based on Preemptible VM usage. 

RI Utilization

Elastigroup finds all unutilized Reservations and prioritizes Reservations usage prior to launching Spot Instances, making sure your application is running on the best possible mix of instances.

Elastigroup in Action

A Step Ahead

Elastigroup uses predictive algorithms and historical data to forecast Spot interruption.

Graceful Transitions

Elastigroup automatically transitions applications to the least expensive available instances with the option to fall back to on-demand instances.

A Faster Cloud

Elastigroup automates Spot replacement and reduces operational overhead and development time.

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