Spotinst is able to provide an incredibly straightforward way to manage the complexities of bidding, provisioning, and managing the replacement of spot instances that expire without any downtime.”- Gilman Callsen, Founder & CTO, Pit Rho.

Initially, we solved this by purchasing machines with specs that were able to handle the peak load. Of course, we found that this solution becomes quite expensive even with the reserved instance pricing model.

Near the end of 2015, we heard about SpotInst as part of a Rancher virtual meetup and immediately saw the potential.

The idea was to purchase only machines that met our baseline needs and then use SpotInst to scale up newworkermachines to handle the peak load.Paired with Rancher, our workers auto-scale on the newly available machines, automatically connect to RabbitMQ, Postgres, and Redis, and start consuming available jobs immediately.

Using SpotInst we were able to reduce our server costs by about 70% over On-Demand pricing.

SpotInst is able to provide an incredibly straightforward way to manage the complexities of bidding, provisioning, and managing the replacement of spot instances that expire without any downtime.

At Pit Rho, we found a clear use case for Spot Instances in one of our key products that helps us control costs without compromising performance.