Techniques are described herein for obtaining usage metrics of Virtual Machines (VMs) over a number of days. This data may be used to automatically identify periodic (e.g., daily) blocks of time when groups of VMs can be suspended. Unlike typical scenarios in which VMs in a cloud-based environment stay up irrespective of whether the VM is being used, these techniques avoid unnecessary cost to the client.

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