XJ Liu

Burstable Instances

Burstable Instances: An Interesting Take on Pay-Per-Use

Picking the right instance type to host an application in the cloud requires detailed workload characterization and analysis. Burstable instances provide a lower cost option for workloads that do not have sustained high CPU usage. In this post we analyze their cost model, outline the analysis to determine their suitability, and explore how widely applicable they are in migrating business applications to the cloud.