Save 50%+ on AWS through automated buying and selling of reserved instances


EC2 Savings as a Service

Autopilot analyzes your EC2 workloads and purchases 3 year, no-upfront reserved instances to save you money.

Lowest fees in the industry

Autopilot charges only 5% of the savings found to maximize customer savings: 75% less than other providers in market.

Automated selloffs

Commit without fear. If your usage goes down, Autopilot sells your reserved instances on the AWS Reserved Instance Marketplace.

Autopilot Controls

Control Autopilot purchases by instance family and region.

Recommendations for RDS, ElastiCache, Redshift and OpenSearch

Take the math and spreadsheets out of buying reserved instances for other services with an approval based workflow which can save up to 76% versus on-demand.

Autopilot Documentation

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Read the product documentation below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see how much I will save before enabling Autopilot?

Yes, please visit the Autopilot page in the Vantage console after creating an account. It will show an estimate of your monthly savings with Autopilot managing Reserved Instances (RIs) for you.

What does the process of enabling Autopilot entail?

You must agree to the Autopilot Managed Service Agreement and then register as a seller in the AWS Marketplace for Autopilot to sell your instances as your compute workloads change. To register as a seller you must provide tax and US bank account information to AWS and not to Vantage.

How does autopilot affect cash flow?

Autopilot only purchases 3 year no-upfront RIs. This means there is no hourly price to the RI commitment, it’s purely an hourly commitment of usage. There is no impact to cash flow and no funds are transferred in or out of the bank account.

Why would I use Autopilot instead of a Savings Plan?

The Reserved Instances (RIs) Autopilot buys give you optionality because they can be sold, whereas once you commit to a Savings Plan, that action cannot be undone. Our recommended approach is to actually use some Savings Plans in conjunction with Autopilot for an optimized blend.

Can I specify which instances Autopilot will manage?

Yes. You an use Autopilot settings to instruct Autopilot to not make purchases for certain instance types, regions, or platform types (Linux/Windows). You can disable and enable these controls over time.

Does Autopilot require a US bank account?

If your organization does not have a US Bank Account you may obtain one through the HyperWallet service offered by PayPal in partnership with AWS. Once your HyperWallet account is active you can enter this information through the AWS Marketplace Seller Registration process.

Do I need to consult with my finance team before enabling Autopilot?

Typically not. As Autopilot only leverages 3 Year No Upfront RIs, there is no impact on cash flows and the net effect is your AWS bill goes down. You may need some tax and banking information that your finance team maintains but outside of that there is nothing else required.

I am comfortable with some liquidity risk of certain RI categories Autopilot would normally target, can I have Autopilot manage commitment accordingly?

Yes. You may opt in to have Autopilot purchase “low liquidity” RIs such as GPU instances. You must agree to the risks associated with making these purchases which can be done via Autopilot settings.

Does Autopilot work for other services besides EC2?

Yes, but in an approval based fashion for RDS, ElastiCache, Redshift, and OpenSearch. There is no 5% fee for these recommendations. As AWS has no underlying second market to both buy and sell, these actions are provided to you to make on your behalf to manage risk accordingly.

Are there any risks to enabling Autopilot?

It is possible that Autopilot will not be able to sell certain “low liquidity” RIs. Autopilot logic has liquidity built in as a factor in decision making and will not purchase these RIs unless you instruct it to.