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Embracing the Volatility of AWS Spot Fleet

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In this talk, Matthew Mead-Briggs from Yelp will explain what AWS Spot Instances are and how you can slash your AWS bill by using them. He’ll include some lessons learned from using Spot Instances in production at Yelp and share some war stories from when things go wrong! There will be details on how Yelp uses spot instances to build their platform as a service (PaaSTA) and how they help us autoscale our services based on load.

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Tech Talks series.

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