Archive | July, 2011

On delivering highly available services using spot instances

In the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing market, spot instances refer to virtual servers that are rented via an auction. Spot instances allow IaaS providers to sell spare capacity while enabling IaaS users to acquire virtual servers at a lower price┬áthan the regular market price (also called “on demand” price). Users bid for spot instances at [...]

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