Cloud Thrifty support is simple. Just email email@example.com. If the issue is urgent simple put [URGENT] at the beginning of the subject line and we will get back to you right away. No hassle of complicated support system, just quality from our experts.
Billing is simple. After your 30 day trial, each server in a project which the Cloud Thrifty Scheduler takes action on is billed $3 per month. Servers can perform as many actions as needed per month, and the cost will not increase. You are only charged for servers in a GCP project using the Cloud Thrifty Scheduler.
Project "new-app-1" has 30 GCE instances. 5 of these servers are shutdown daily at 8 PM and started every morning at 6 AM. The total monthly Cloud Thrifty Scheduler bill is $15.
When you click the calculator button, Cloud Thrifty will ask for access to read your Google Cloud GCE resource list using standard OAUTH2 authentication provided by Google. The access method has been reviewed and approved by Google. Cloud Thrifty then reads the GCE resources you have access to, calculates the running cost, and returns the savings if you use Cloud Thrifty scheduler. The cost estimates are calculated based on GCE retail pricing. You can see a demo of the cost calculator here.
When you choose to register a project with Cloud Thrifty, we use the least access security principle to accomplish the following steps. Cloud Thrifty never has access to your application data at any time.
The Cloud Thrifty Scheduler has been designed to have no additional management overhead. We intentionally did not create a management UI, so there is no need to learn and new system or console. All management of the Cloud Thrifty Scheduler is accomplished via GCE labels.
Globally stopping the Cloud Thrifty Scheduler from taking any action in your Google Cloud environment is simple. By disabling the Cloud Thrifty IAM role all actions by the Cloud Thrifty Scheduler will stop immediately. Deleting the cloud-thrifty@ service account will also halt Cloud Thrifty action immediately.
No, The Cloud Thrifty Scheduler only has access to the api layer of Google Cloud and never has permissions to your application data at any time.
Cloud Thrifty Scheduler does not require additional software. The Scheduler is designed in this manner so you can start saving money on your cloud bill right away.