Burstable compute instances for small or low-utilization applications

  • 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.