Hi @Cardano-Cal ,
r6g works well, but I wouldn’t commit to 3 years plans as specs might need a change eventually (cpu, mem, better instance etc …).
At the moment I got a 1 year plan, I can’t remember the exact maths, but it doesn’t matter anyway. The rough idea is it’s around 40% rebate. Which means that 7 months in your plan, it’s like all free for the remaining 5 months compared to on demand price.
That makes the commitment absolutely acceptable as the instances are really good.
I’m an AWS, linux, devops and solution architect in my daily job too so I guess that makes it easier for us.
I try to not enter into debate as everyone seems to be very defensive with their own solution but you can’t really compare small cloud like offering and AWS (or Azure).
If you design your architecture well you can really benefit from all their infrastructure and tools for near free. And that makes a lot of capabilities to make really cool and fun stuff.
I’m currently contemplating the idea of using another instance type for the block producer (still in the Graviton2 type).
But I validate that I’m using r6g right now and very happy with it.