I’m not sure if I’m in the right subreddit for this question. I’m about to start my 4th year in Computer Science after the summer break and right now I got a small problem or inconvenience if you can say so. We are using a lot of VM’s some times up to 5 at the same time and ofc my Laptop and most other Laptops are not equipped for that kind of load especially since some of our teachers demand windows server/client VM’s instead of Linux. So rn as a option I thought Cloud VM’s/Computing since spending a lot of money on a new Laptop isn’t really a option and if I could even swap to a lower end config in the future (Higher battery life and thinner) would benefit me a lot more since for most of the stuff I do is not that intensive on my CPU/GPU. So what I’m asking is if there is a service that offers me the ability to have these VM’s run there for the 2 classes I have every week turn them off/not pay until I need them again next week, because paying for a whole week (24/7) but only using then for 8 hours a week is kinda expensive aswell. If it helps I’m based in Switzerland.
Thanks already for all the replys