Auto-scaling and pay-per-use option?


#1

Hello,

We are evaluating CircleCI and one important feature for us would be the auto-scaling:

For the moment, we must pay per “reserved resource”, and this is quite limited:

  • during the night, we have almost no builds
  • during the day, we can have builds waiting in the queue

A more interesting approach would be:

  • up scaling the number of containers depending on the queue
  • down scaling when there are no builds anymore
  • pay per usage

Any plan to add this in the future?

Yann


#2

+1 for this!


#3

New pricing options will be available soon that will address these issues. I don’t have an ETA for when they’ll be available right now - but it’s not far away.

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#4

Maybe some sort of budget instead of fixed quota would really be helpful.


#5

The current pricing model is a big PITA to be honest. Would be nice to have the option to pay per usage and be able to scale up/down automatically. One of the bigger drawbacks we see at the moment when using circle.ci.


#6

@tom any idea of what you meant by not far away? (would that be few more weeks / months / next year …)

Thanks!


#7

@cgcote very soon - less than a month.


#8

Hi @tom,
I guess it’s been delayed a bit, would you know when that is planned to happen?

Thanks!


#9

It’s not been publicly announced yet but is available on request. Please open a support ticket here: https://support.circleci.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and let us know you’re looking for info on ‘Performance Pricing’ and we’ll send you more details.


#10