Google Cloud’s Spot Instances Win Big and You Should Too
Tino Tereshko

Dear Tino Tereshko — I do like the simplicity approach, but wonder whether a flat 80% discount would mis-allocate aggregate value. Quite possibly, the ones who end up with the nodes would be those who are fastest/luckiest rather than the ones who would produce most value from the nodes. An auction/market model would price perfectly to maximum value to the client and maximum revenue recovered to Google.

I understand the complexity argument, but much of that is usually abstracted away by the likes of Hashicorp and others.

Would value your thoughts on this.

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