Posts: Cost Management

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Lajos Papp

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Control your AWS spendings with ChatOps

While we are building our open source, cloud agnostic Heroku / Cloud Foundry like Paas, Pipeline built on top of Kubernetes we launch lots of clusters on different cloud providers. Most of these clusters are launched on spot or preemptible instances and managed by Hollowtrees, however there are many smaller development clusters, control planes, instances and proof of concepts we regularly do and they are marginally related or launched with Pipeline.

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Marton Sereg

Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Managing spot instance clusters on Kubernetes with Hollowtrees

Hollowtrees is a wave for the highest level, the pin-up centerfold for the Mentawai islands bringing a new machine-like level to the word perfection. Watch out for the vigilant guardian aptly named The Surgeons Table, whose sole purpose is to take parts of you as a trophy. Hollowtrees, a ruleset based watch-guard is keeping spot instance based clusters safe and allows to use them in production. Handles spot price surges within one region or availability zone and reschedules applications before instances are taking down.

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Marton Sereg

Thu, Dec 7, 2017

Overspending in the cloud

Cloud cost management series: Overspending in the cloud Managing spot instance clusters on Kubernetes with Hollowtrees Monitor AWS spot instance terminations Diversifying AWS auto-scaling groups Draining Kubernetes nodes Cluster recommender Cloud instance type and price information as a service One of the main advantages that is always brought up when debating whether it’d be good to move a deployment to the cloud is cost. There are no upfront costs in the cloud because you don’t have to buy the hardware, and you’ll only pay for what you really use because you can scale your infrastructure based on your workloads.

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