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Understanding Google Cloud Spot Instances

  • 19 September 2022
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A VM enthusiast and a VM skeptic team up to cover what’s happening in the world of VMs. In this video, Developer Advocates Carter Morgan and Brian Dorsey chat about Spot instances which are a discount of about 60 to 90% off the on-demand instance prices, but there’s a trade off. Watch to learn when you can (and should) use Spot Instances!

Click on the video below to watch it in detail:

 

Chapters:

0:00 - Intro

0:47 - Spot instances overview

1:43 - Discounts are good... what's the catch?

3:00 - 60-90% discount is... quite the range.

6:22 - What is a Spot VM?

8:00 - How do you test spot workloads?

9:24 - Keeping track of VMs that come and go?

13:35 - How do I get started?

14:45 - Wrap up.

 

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