Teams often choose to reserve capacity instead of taking advantage of spot instances. But reserved capacity is a path to vendor lock-in and paying more in the long term.
It doesn’t make sense to cut yourself off from the opportunity to save up to 90% off the on-demand price just because AWS can pull the plug on your instance with a two-minute notice.
You can use spot instances effectively even for production workloads.
Keep on reading this guide to get six expert tips on how to handle spot instances and achieve dramatic cost savings on your cloud bill.