- Services: Compute
- Release Date: April 13, 2021
- API Versions Affected: 20160918
Burstable instances let you optimize your costs for workloads that typically have low CPU utilization with occasional spikes in usage, such as microservices, CI/CD pipelines, and test environments. A burstable instance is a VM instance that is able to sustain workloads running at a fraction of CPUs most of the time, and can burst up to the full CPUs for a limited amount of time. For more information, see Burstable Instances.