Understanding Build Minutes

What are Build Minutes?

BuildGrid is Cloud 66's integrated Docker image builder. Whenever you build images from source code you make use of a metered resource called Build Minutes.

Calculating Build Minutes

Usage of Build Minutes is calculated by measuring the exact time (to the nearest second) that it takes for your image(s) to build from code. This includes the time taken to push the images into the image repo.

All other actions and functions do not consume BuildGrid minutes. This includes:

  • Time in the BuildGrid queue
  • Time waiting for endpoints
  • Time spent provisioning servers
  • Time spent publishing / deploying images to servers

Monthly Build Minutes

Each Cloud 66 account has a quota of Build Minutes included which refreshes each month. The number of Minutes available depends on the kind of account you have:

  • Free accounts: 50 Build Minutes / month
  • Startup: 200 Build Minutes / month ($0.03 per min over)
  • Growth: 200 Build Minutes / month ($0.03 per min over)
  • Premium: 200 Build Minutes / month ($0.03 per min over)

Build Minute overages

All paid accounts can exceed their monthly quota of Build Minutes. You will be charged for overages based on the following formula:

(number of build minutes) x $0.03

So, for example, 4 extra hours of Build time would cost $7.20 (240 mins x 3 cents per minute = $1.20).

Rounding up during billing

At the end of each billing period we add up all overages and then round up to the nearest dollar.

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