You may now set scheduled autoscaling through the AWS Management Console.
This is especially useful for predictable changes in load. If you know you will need additional resources on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights, then you can schedule a scale up of your instances for those times and scale down on the other weekdays.
This is a free service and you pay only for the instances used. You can learn more about it at the Autoscaling documentation.
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