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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.