You are the architect of the ACME shipping group. You are responsible for designing autoscaling solutions. You have a VM whose sole purpose is to run a specific job every 8 hours. Which autoscaling pattern would be the best fit?
Off and On is correct, as this autoscaling pattern should be used to start and stop a VM when not in use. Adding resources pattern will not suffice, as there is not a huge load consistently on the machine. Unpredictable autoscaling will not suffice as this pattern is used for example when the CPU threshold is above 95% for 5 minutes and needs to add more resources, which in this case is not needed. Predictable will not suffice as this is primarily used when you know or suspect when resources will be maxed out, an example of predictable autoscaling would be to add resources before the Superbowl adverts go live and you predict a surge in traffic.
Overview of common autoscale patterns;https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/autoscale-common-scale-patterns