back to article Azure low-priority VMs become non-existent VMs, replaced by new Spot VMs

Microsoft’s Azure cloud has started to offer Spot VMs, the pay-what-you’re-willing-to cloudy servers that hyperscalers use to sell off their unused capacity. Microsoft has kind-of been here before with an offering called “low-priority VMs” that were sold cheap and terminated when Microsoft needed the capacity for a higher- …

  1. Mike 137 Silver badge

    "When you've got them by the balls ..."

    "If you are running and the cheapest spot price exceeds the ceiling you’ve set, your workload will be “evicted” with as little as 30 seconds warning."

    Their hearts and minds will probably follow, if the alternative is getting screwed.

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