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SysOps Administrator – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS
course-steps 35 certification 5 lab-steps 30 quiz-steps 4 description 5
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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration38m
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Description

Overview
This course from Kevin McGragh, VP of Architecture at Spotinst.com explains how to leverage excess cloud capacity from providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform to optimize the costs of cloud computing using spot instances. 

Intended Audience
Everyone working with Cloud compute workloads, from start-ups to large corporations.

Prerequisites 
A basic understanding of cloud computing and cloud computing billing models. if you are new to cloud computing we recommend completing our What is Cloud Computing course first. 


Learning Objectives
This course will enable you to:

  • Recognize and explain how to run and manage workloads on excess cloud capacity using Spot Instances. 
  • Recognize and explain the risks and benefits of the spot market.
  • Recognize and implement Spot Instances to reduce cloud compute costs. 

Outline 

  • introduction
  • AWS spot instances - How do they work?
  • Overview, Basic Concepts and First Steps
  • The Advantages of Spot Instances
  • Best Practices, Workloads and Use Cases
  • Summary

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Transcript

- [Instructor] That concludes the lessons for this course. We hope you enjoyed listening and learning about spot capacity on all of the major clouds, and how to specifically implement spot instances on AWS. We hope that you add a spot market strategy to your current applications, and would love to hear from you about how you are using spot capacity today. Thank you for listening.

About the Author

Kevin McGrath is the VP of Architecture for Spotinst, specializing in Cloud Native and Serverless product designs. Kevin is responsible for researching and evaluating innovative technologies and processes leaning on his extensive background in DevOps and delivering Software as a Service within the communications and IT infrastructure industry.

Kevin started his career at USi, the first Application Service Provider (ASP) 20 years ago.  It was here he began delivering enterprise applications as a service in one of the first multi-tenant shared datacenter environments. After USinternetworking was acquired by AT&T, Kevin served in the office of the CTO at Sungard Availability Services where he specialized in migrating legacy workload to cloud native and Serverless architectures.

Kevin holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Technology Management from University of Maryland University College.