Spotinst help businesses to increase DevOps agility by automating multi-cloud infrastructure management, and dramatically reduces costs through intelligent workload allocation and use of excess capacity (aka Spot Instances). Spotinst allows developers to focus on building applications, without worrying about managing, scaling or optimising infrastructure


  • Spot Instances
  • Spot Analyser
  • Kubernetes Infrastructure
  • Scaling
  • Real-time Reporting & Monitoring
  • AWS EC2, Azure Low Priority VMSS, GCP


  • Reduce costs upto 90%
  • Spot Analyser shows quickly cloud Workloads suitable
  • IAAC compatible with Terraform, CloudFormation
  • Fully managed infrastructure for Containerised Environments
  • Run Production workloads at upto 90% off costs On-Demand
  • Full RBAC and integration with SAML / SSO
  • In-depth Reporting & Visualisation
  • Import Services Automatically
  • Managed Cloud infrastructure on Spot in your Accounts


£0.01 per instance per month

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G-Cloud 11

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Byron Berrisford


Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension Yes
What software services is the service an extension to Elastigroup
Cloud deployment model Public cloud
Service constraints None
System requirements None

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Low severity: 24 hours to first response
High Severity: 4 hours to first response
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.1 AAA
Web chat accessibility testing Zendesk Webchat, always manned by live people, extensive testing across three main browsers
Onsite support Yes, at extra cost
Support levels Standard Support via 24x7 Service desk:

Onsite Support:
Onsite charged at daily rate from pricing sheet

Dedicated Service Delivery Manager:
Charged at daily rate from pricing sheet
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Simply signup at for free, and start adopting Spot instances on your choice of Public Cloud including AWS, Azure, GCP.

Documentation is available at, Training is available by certified professionals, along with step-by-step walk throughs

Email -
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats HTML
End-of-contract data extraction No changes are made to your services in your public cloud, if you wish to stop using Spotinst, simply use what you were consuming before. spotinst only holds data related to your infrastructure supporting your applications and services, no keys, user data or application data is held. This can be deleted upon request via email to
End-of-contract process Spotinst only charges for a percentage of the savings we make for you, if you stop consuming Spotinst, no further charges will be made

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices No
Service interface No
What users can and can't do using the API Setup an account for free from, generate token and undertake any API requests from Fully REST API with documentation at
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats HTML
API sandbox or test environment No
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation Customers can customise their use of Spot, adding multiple Cloud accounts from AWS, Azure, GCP. Use Spotinst to manage your environments including but not limited to Beanstalk, ALB/ELB, AKS, EKS, GKE, ASG, VMSS and Stateful workloads


Independence of resources Spotinst is built upon Agile and SRE principals. We practice what we provide to customers, including automatically scaling the platform to meet the demands.


Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Spotinst provides metrics on all the infrastructure being consumed through the SaaS platform including but not limited to:
Spot Hours
Savings Made
RI used
On-Demand Hours
Savings Potential
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations No
Datacentre security standards Supplier-defined controls
Penetration testing frequency At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach In-house
Protecting data at rest
  • Physical access control, complying with another standard
  • Encryption of all physical media
  • Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process No
Equipment disposal approach In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach Via the usual reporting, data presentation and API facilities that the service offers
Data export formats CSV
Data import formats Other
Other data import formats
  • Using the Spot Anaylser Clone function
  • IAAC - Terraform, Cloudformation
  • API
  • SDK - Python, Ruby, Go

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network TLS (version 1.2 or above)

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Guaranteed availability of 99.99%
Approach to resilience Spotinst is an enterprise-scale service using cloud scaling technologies to maintain service levels
Outage reporting Email Alerts & Public Dashboard

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication Supports SAML / SSO integration
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels Spotinst offers role-based access to correctly restrict users' access to services
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
Access to supplier activity audit information Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for Between 1 month and 6 months
How long system logs are stored for Between 6 months and 12 months

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification No
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications Yes
Any other security certifications SOC 2

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes Spotinst implements control procedures in accordance with ISO 27001 in order to protect the company and our clients from financial and reputational risk. All members of staff must:
• Understand their responsibilities
• Recognise where our security policies impact use of devices for Spotinst purposes
• Report Security Incidents and Weaknesses in the specified way
• Have awareness of the management controls that are in place
• Undergo Security Management training on joining and attend a refresher each year

The Spotinst Core Information Security Team comprises:
• Management Team
• Global Office and Business Continuity Functions
• Operational Security Function
• Internal Audit/Project Management Function

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach All changes to the service are assessed for potential security impact, and are tracked through to completion in a system of records
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Ll potential threats, vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques which could affect the service are regularly assessed, monitored and tracked using a number of internal systems. Software an OS patches are applied on a regular basis as part of regular system maintenance process. Our security team regularly scan online CVE databases to discover potential new vulnerabilities.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach All potential threats, vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques which could affect the service are regularly assessed, monitored and tracked using a number of internal systems. Each vulnerability is assigned a severity to help prioritise the mitigation activities.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Users report security incidents through our standard customer support processes. We do have a pre-defined process for handling common events such as in the case of a disaster or a complete loss of service.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks No


Price £0.01 per instance per month
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Freemium model allows for full access for upto 40 instances
Link to free trial

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