Azure Spot support for Azure Kubernetes Service is in preview
Published date: 15 April, 2020
Azure Spot support for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now in preview, enabling significant savings on compute costs for workloads that can tolerate interruptions.
Take advantage of lower-cost compute based on its availability within a given Azure region and pull that compute into an AKS cluster to schedule containerized workloads using Azure Spot. Scenarios such as batch processing and machine learning often don’t require guaranteed, on-demand compute availability. In those cases, you may prefer to run your workloads only when compute is available at a particular cost. When coupled with the cluster autoscaler, evicted compute capacity can often be replaced within minutes, ensuring limited disruption.