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When using the cloud you want to keep the costs as low as possible
Sustained use discounts
A sustained use discount is when you are using a machine for more than 25% of the month, you get 20-50% on every minute.
The discount increases the longer you use the machine.
No action required on your part.
Important restrictions! Only applicable for GKE and Compute engine Not applied on A2 and E2 Not applied to App Engine Flexible and Dataflow
Committed Use discounts
For predictable workloads
Committed to 1-3 years
Up to 70% discount dependent on machine type and GPU's
Short-lived cheaper instances
Can be stopped by GCP at any time.
Maximum time you can run it is around 24 hours
You get a 30-second warning before
You use a pre-emptible VM if your application is fault tolerant
Workload is cost sensative
workload isn't immediate
Cant be migrated to a regular VM
Free Tier credits don't apply
You are billed by the second after a minimum of one minute
You will want to create billing alerts under Billing > budget
You need to create a budget then an alert
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