Low cost VMs
Predictable and low cost
Spot VMs are up to 91% cheaper than regular instances. You get pricing stability with no more than once-a-month pricing changes and at least a 60% off guarantee.
Expand your batch processing
Supplement your regular VMs with lower-cost Spot instances to finish your compute-intensive work faster, saving you time and money. Throw Spot VMs at fault-tolerant workloads such as high performance computing, big data and analytics, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), rendering/transcoding, and testing.
Get more from your containers
Containers are naturally stateless and fault tolerant, making them a great fit for Spot VMs. You can run your containerized workloads and node pools on Spot VMs in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) in order to painlessly and seamlessly recover from preemptions. Simply create node pools with Spot VMs using --spot in your gcloud command and you're ready to go.
Enable it instantly
Simply add --provisioning-model=SPOT to the gcloud command line and you're off to the races. With per-second billing, just shut down your VMs as soon as you're done.
gcloud compute instances create my-vm --provisioning-model=SPOT --zone us-central1-b
Spot VMs are priced up to 91% off regular instances. They show up on your bill separately so you'll see just how much you're saving.
Attach GPUs and local SSDs to Spot instances for additional performance and savings.
Compute Engine gives you 30 seconds to shut down when you're preempted, letting you save your work in progress for later.
Spin up as many instances as you need and turn them off when you're done. You only pay for what you use.
Quickly reclaim capacity
Managed instance groups automatically recreate your instances when they're preempted (if capacity is available).
Save even more by specifying a maximum run duration and define how instances clean up after themselves on preemption or exceeding the maximum run duration
"Spot.IO is excited about the market-leading combination of savings and predictability of Google Cloud's new Spot VMs. Google's Spot VMs will offer our customers more flexibility and versatility in automating cloud infrastructure workloads and create more opportunities to optimize cloud spend while accelerating cloud adoption across micro services, containers, and VM-based stateless and stateful applications."
- Amiram Shachar, VP and GM, Spot.IO