Does scaling down deployments help saving on billing?

Does scale down deployments outside business hours help saving on billing?


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It depends on what you’re scaling down. As @bobbyiliev said, if you’re reducing the number of nodes in your cluster, that will but down your bill.

But if you’re just reducing the number of replicas of your deployment (which is what it sounds like you’re implying), then the number of nodes (virtual machines) that you’re running is the same, and it will NOT bring your bill down.

Thank you very much for your answers!

Hi there @xenon90,

Yes, I believe that this should be the case as you would not be paying for the extra Kubernetes Nodes during the night.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby