Simone Pomata


Simone is Senior Solutions Architect at AWS. He has worked enthusiastically in the tech industry for more than 10 years. At AWS, he helps customers succeed in building new technologies every day.

Talk: Optimize cost running Kubernetes on Spot Instances

Many workloads running on Kubernetes are stateless or transient. This makes them great candidates for running on Spot Instances in the cloud to minimize costs. Spot instances are virtual machines that use the cloud provider’s unused compute capacity. Because of this, Spot Instances are up to 90% cheaper than On-Demand Instances, but can also be interrupted by the cloud provider when capacity is required by On-Demand users. In this session, you will learn how to run Kubernetes on Spot Instances in the AWS cloud provider and what are the different strategies for dealing with Spot instance interruptions. This will allow you to substantially reduce Kubernetes costs while improving application resiliency.