Cloud Provider Price Performance Comparison: Spot VMs

In my recent Cloud Comparison, I mentioned that I'd look at Spot VM pricing in an update. This is the update - 6 out of the 10 providers tested offer Spot/Preemptible instance pricing.

At SpareRoom we make some good use of Spot VMs. E.g. our perl test suite gets to run on fast VM types at very low cost: currently we are using c3-highcpu-22 instances which normally come at $0.95/hour each. The spot pricing for them is more than 10x lower, at just $0.086/h. At these prices, if our test suite needed it (it's already fast), we'd be able to launch c3-highcpu-176 (176 vCPUs) at well under $1/h!

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About Dimitrios Kechagias

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