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Spot Management

Learn how to effectively manage spot instances in the Uniskai platform.

Updated over a week ago

Cloud providers offer resources at reduced rates, but there's a catch: your instance can be terminated abruptly. To tackle these sudden interruptions with spot instances, the key is to implement a well-structured spot management strategy. This approach ensures that your instance can be resurrected within a minute, complete with all the data and credentials that were previously stored.

If you're already using a spot instance, you'll find the 'Start managing' button. When you select 'Manage,' Uniskai's algorithm takes control, and in case the cloud provider interrupts your spot, our system will automatically recover it with all your data and settings, which were saved in advance before any terminations. This demonstrates Uniskai's commitment to monitoring spot pricing and effectively managing stateless and stateful processes that are converted to spot instances, without negatively affecting performance.

You can also take action on multiple resources simultaneously.

While managing spot instances, you can utilize spot policies. For more details on spotting policies, click here.

The yellow lightbulb next to your spot instance serves as a notification that we'll recover your spot automatically after any interruptions.

In the 'Managed' tab, you can see the spots managed by Uniskai, along with their associated costs and current savings.

If you wish to switch your spot instance back to an on-demand status, simply click 'Unspot.'

This action can also be performed in bulk for multiple resources.

Users can manage the following types of resources:

  • EC2

  • ASG

  • EKS

  • ECS

This feature is also available for GCP providers, allowing you to manage compute instances and node pools.

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