Spotinst uses Postman for everyday development

Spotinst is an autonomous compute management platform that reduces spend while ensuring high-availability and performance. Spotinst can be deployed on the most efficient VMs available with your existing cloud provider.

Founded in 2015, Spotinst is an autonomous compute management platform that helps companies like Sony, HPE, and Wix cut their cloud compute costs by 80%. Spotinst’s platform uses predictive analytics to provision and manage workloads on the most efficient VMs available with your existing cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba Cloud, etc.). With these predictive algorithms, Spotinst’s platform is able to leverage massive discounts on spare capacity offered by cloud providers while still guaranteeing 100% availability. Spotinst is located in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, New York City, and London.


Postman for Solution Architects

When Solution Architect Pavel Klushin meets with new customers, he uses Postman to demonstrate the Spotinst API. The Spotinst API allows you to manage and operate your Spotinst account using conventional RESTful API.

As the Spotinst team writes API routes, they use Postman to show the client the results of these changes. Both engineering and nonengineering team members use Postman to demonstrate the Spotinst API.

Postman for Customer Success

The customer success team at Spotinst also uses Postman to help customers with the Spotinst API, showing them how to trigger the API very easily.

Additionally, they use Postman to investigate client issues and bugs. Working directly with the client, they can reproduce and document the specific API behavior. This makes it convenient to communicate the issue to the engineer who will be tasked with development.

Postman for everyday development

The Spotinst engineering team created Postman Collections that mirror the Spotinst endpoints. Using Postman environments, every developer can easily switch between their own local development, staging, and production environment.

“Our engineers use Postman to check new API routes that they are developing, to see if it works, and if it works well,” says Pavel.

The engineers have also written scripts within their Postman Collections to simulate workflows that rely on the Spotinst endpoints. One of their scripts is used to create a preconfigured environment to initialize any variables that would be required in running the collection.

Using Postman environments and scripts together, the engineers can simulate common scenarios across various server environments and automate their API testing.

Our engineers use Postman to check new API routes that they are developing, to see if it works, and if it works well.

Pavel Klushin, Solution Architect 

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