Two things that aren't changing are (1) customers are always going to want simpler ways to interact with their cloud infrastructure and (2) they are always going to want tools to understand where their cloud costs are coming from to make better business decisions. Vantage helps with both of these challenges but customers also use other tools to help make informed business decisions. One of the most popular tools we found people using is Ec2instances.info and today we are happy to announce that Ec2instances.info is joining forces with Vantage.
Ec2instances.info will now reside at instances.vantage.sh and exists in its same form. The site will continue to be completely free and we have plans to add more features and functionality to it, including additional service prices beyond virtual machine pricing. We've ensured that the redirects have backwards compatibility with the prior domain so everything should continue to work as expected.
Garret Heaton, the creator of Ec2instances.info, says:
After running ec2instances.info as a side project for almost a decade I'm thrilled to hand over the reins to the Vantage team. Watching the site help people year after year has been a real pleasure and I'm very grateful for all the bug reports and improvements submitted by the public. In recent years the amount of choice available in instance types has grown significantly so comparing them is especially important, but I haven't had time to improve the site at the same rate. I'm very excited to see Vantage invest in the site as well as help people control costs across their entire infrastructure.
Vantage is built by working backwards from customer feedback and we hope to use the same playbook for instances.vantage.sh - so please join our Slack Community, follow us on Twitter or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your use-cases and how we can help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vantage?
Vantage is an alternative AWS console with a focus on developer experience and cost transparency.
What is EC2Instances.info?
Ec2Instances.info, now instances.vantage.sh, is a tool for comparing hundreds of EC2 Instance Types across different instance type attributes.
I use EC2Instances.info - how will this impact me?
Only the domain is changing and all existing links will redirect in a way that preserves filters. For all intents and purposes, you shouldn't be impacted.
Do I need to be a registered Vantage user to use instances.vantage.sh?
No. That being said, we are offering a one-time coupon code of $25 to all EC2Instances users that you can apply to your Vantage account using the coupon code of INSTANCES. This offer will expire on March 31st, 2021.
I have a feature request for ec2instances.info - how can I submit it to you?
You can continue to leave feedback on the existing Github repository, email email@example.com with the subject line "Product Feedback Request" or join the "instances-vantage-sh" channel in the Vantage Slack community.