Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With New Pricing And Data Tools To Compete With AWS

Posted: May 15, 2013 in Uncategorized


Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available, marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its pay-as-you-go pricing.

The service, now with 3 million apps, is now open to any developer or business. In its post announcing the news, Google revealed a bit about new pricing, instance types and other features:

  • Sub-hour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments with a 10-minute minimum, so developers don’t pay for compute minutes that you don’t use.
  • Shared-core instances provide smaller instance shapes for low-intensity workloads.
  • Advanced Routing features help create gateways and VPN servers and enables developers to build applications that span local network and Google’s cloud
  • Large persistent disks support up to 10 terabytes per volume, which Google says translates to 10X the industry standard

Google also announced a new data store for…

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