Thursday, December 04, 2014

Amazon's New Cloud Prices Show That Google Is Now a Threat | WIRED

Final paragraphs from a competitive snapshot

"In late March Google started a price war with Amazon, slashing its cloud computing prices, across the board, by 30 percent. That kind of price slashing is likely to continue, says Michael Crandell, the CEO of RightScale, a cloud management company. “There’s clearly a case of point-counterpoint going on, and it is a competitive market.”

Byrne says that while Google doesn’t offer the wide range of products, it beats out Amazon in many respects. Google’s compute speed and network “is faster than Amazon’s,” he says. “They’re probably the only people where you can say that their infrastructure is really world-leading.”"
Amazon's New Cloud Prices Show That Google Is Now a Threat | WIRED
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