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DCD: Google drops Cloud Compute prices as much as 70 percent

28 May 2015 6:52 AM | Michael O'Neil (Administrator)
Interesting item from DatacenterDynamics in today's North America Update e-newsletter (actually, it was published on May 19, I'm just a bit slow in catching up to it). The piece describes price reductions across five configurations, plus a new kind of offering - a "Preemptible Instance" that runs in idle periods at "a very steep discount (70 percent compared with a single instance price)." It remains to be seen whether the buyer community is eager to pay for workloads to be shuffled irregularly into Google's surplus capacity, but there may be (code for "there likely are, but I can't think of them just now") use cases where this will be compelling... 

Here's a link if you want to read further: http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/app-cloud/google-drops-cloud-compute-prices-as-much-as-70-percent/93994.article


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