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Instance-Based Virtual Machines

Instance-Based Virtual Machines

Instance-based virtual machines permit an organization to obtain additional compute capacity in the Enterprise Cloud without a long term commitment for resources. Virtual machine instances receive storage resources when created and processor and memory resources when running. They exist in a compute pool separate from any resource-based compute pools the organization may have.

Organizations incur storage charges when an instance-based virtual machine is created. Organizations incur processor and memory charges only when an instance-based virtual machine is powered on.

Organizations have a separate catalog in the instance-based compute pool into which virtual machines may be uploaded. The catalog can contain virtual machines images configured to the requirements of the organization. The organization can quickly create additional instances of that virtual machine image when needed and remove the instance when unneeded.

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