- Services: Compute
- Release Date: April 15, 2020
Compute instances are now billed per second of usage, rather than per hour. This helps you reduce costs when using instances for short amounts of time. Virtual machine (VM) instances have a minimum charge of one minute. Bare metal instances have a minimum charge of one hour. After the first minute (for VMs) or the first hour (for bare metal instances), usage is billed in one-second increments.