Today, we’re excited to announce support for Google Cloud Platform. Now, you can manage your Google Compute Engine virtual machine instances using the same advanced scheduling options already available in Skeddly.
Start and stop your VM instances to reduce your cloud costs.
Create and delete disk snapshots to implement your organization’s disaster recovery strategy.
Today, four new actions have been added:
For starting, stopping, and backing up Google Compute Engine VM instances, they can be selected by:
The “Start VM Instances” can start your VM instances, and optionally stop them after a pre-determined amount of time.
The “Stop VM Instances” can stop your VM instances, and optionally restart them after a pre-determined amount of time.
Each can be used to stop your VM instances overnight and on weekends in order to reduce your GCP costs. This is very important for development and other environments that don’t need to be running all the time.
Using the “Backup VM Instances” action, you can customize the snapshot name, description, and add extra labels. Powerful runtime macros can be used to add dynamic data to the snapshots, including copying of label values from the VM instance and disks.
When deleting old disk snapshots using the “Delete Disk Snapshots” action, you can choose customize a simple, oldest-first delete scheme. For example:
You can also customize our powerful Grandfather-Father-Son delete scheme, for example:
These new actions are available now to everyone. Pricing can be found on our GCP pricing page.
To match our AWS and Azure free tiers, we’ve included the following in our free tier: