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  • Carlo-TutorialsDojo

    February 6, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    Hello luca-c,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    The question focuses more on what would enable them to reserve capacity within a specific timeframe, rather than on the best way to implement it. As you mentioned, they can either automate the process by running a script on schedule or handle it manually.

    You’ve raised a valid point regarding cost savings. Capacity reservation, by itself, does not come with discounts. However, pairing them with Savings Plans and Regional Reserved Instances can help reduce the costs associated with running the instances. On another note, since the company only needs the instances to run for 5 hours a day (every night from 10 PM to 3 AM), committing to a reserved instance or a savings plan for 1 year or 3 years won’t justify the costs. The company could simply terminate the instances and cancel reservation after every processing. We’ll make sure to clarify this in the explanation.

    Please let us know if you need further clarification.


    Carlo @ Tutorials Dojo