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@cleverdevil Even with RIs you’re looking at $25/mo for medium instance (counting the full 75% discount), plus transfer out. With DO, I can get that at $20 including 4tb transfer at on-demand pricing, no commitment. Similar on linode. Even GCP will be cheaper at that config. Unless you’re pushing out upward of 10tb data/month, I don’t see how EC2 can beat any of the other offering out there.
@cleverdevil That’s true, however, I think spot instances are, to a degree, solved by the lower pricing. Neither have auto scaling, but that’s not that complicated to solve as is instance scheduling. Their APIs are good enough to deal with if if you’re willing to put a little more work in. My initial comment was mostly about static loads - lot of people use EC2 to run databases or web servers, which can be done much cheaper elsewhere.