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Rancher and Spotinst partner to introduce a new model for utilizing Docker on spot instances

November 16, 2015

spotinstlogoWe are very excited to announce a new partnership with Spotinst  today to deliver intelligent management and migration of container workloads running on spot instances. With this new solution, we have developed a simple, intuitive way for using spot instances to run any container workload reliably and for a fraction of the cost of traditional applications.

Since the dawn of data centers we’ve seen continuous improvements in utilization and cost efficiency. But like Jevons’ Paradox, the more efficient we become in consuming a resource, the more of that resource we consume. So we always are seeking the newest, fastest and uber-optimized of everything.

How it works:

Spotinst is a SaaS platform that enables reliable, highly available use of AWS Spot Instances and Google Preemptible VMs with typical savings of 70-90%.

We’ve worked with the team at Spotinst to integrate with the Rancher API directly. The integration utlizes Docker “checkpoint and resume” (CRIU project). Based on metrics and business rules provided by Spotinst, Rancher can freeze any container and resume it on any other instance, automating the process a typical DevOps team might implement to manage container deployment.  Read more


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