During the Neotys PAC Virtual 2019, Stefano Doni presented the new AI-driven approach that can find the best cloud configurations for price performance.
As of 2019, AWS has 175 EC2 instance types, each one offering a different mix of CPU and memory size, CPU model and speed, not to mention the various flavors of EBS block storage available. What is best: high-memory or high-cpu instances? Few high-speed Intel CPUs or more lower-power AMD or ARM processors? What about EBS storage options offering guaranteed IOPS, are they worth their price?
He presented the results of a study where we tackled the problem using automated performance tests and AI to smartly navigate the sheer number of cloud configurations. The goal was to achieve maximum application performance with minimum cloud costs.