How to Use Google Preemptible VMs to Get 80% Savings

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Google Cloud has always had a knack for non-standard virtual machines, and their option of creating Google preemptible VMs is no different. Traditional virtual machines are long-running servers with standard operating systems that are only shut down when you say they can be shut down. On the other hand, preemptible VMs last no longer than 24 hours and can be stopped on a moment’s notice (and may not be available at all). So why use them?

Use Cases for Google Preemptible VMs

How to Create a Google Preemptible VM

One nice benefit of Google preemptible VMs is the ability to attach local SSD drives and GPUs to the instances. This means you can get added extensibility and performance for the workload that you are running, while still saving money. You can also have preemptible instances in a managed instance group for high scalability when the instances are available. This can help you process more of your jobs at once when the preemptible virtual machines are able to run.

How to Use Google Preemptible VMs to Optimize Costs

Originally published at www.parkmycloud.com on May 16, 2018.

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