Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Google Drops Cloud Computing Prices By Up To 30 Percent, Launches Preemptible Instances | TechCrunch

A price competition game it's likely only three companies can play

"Today’s cuts focus on the Compute Engine side of the service and include cuts of up to 30 percent for the smallest instances. A Micro instance on Google Cloud platform will now cost as little as $0.006 per hour under regular usage. For other instance types, the price cuts are somewhat less dramatic and range between 5 percent for High CPU instances and 20 percent for the Standard instances.

Google argues that these cuts mean “Google Cloud Platform is now 40 percent less expensive for many workloads.” As always, it’s worth taking those numbers with a grain of salt, but it’s clear that Google continues its push to bring cloud computing prices down and to compete with Amazon, Microsoft and the other cloud vendors on price."
Google Drops Cloud Computing Prices By Up To 30 Percent, Launches Preemptible Instances | TechCrunch
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