Source: More choice, less complexity: New Compute Engine pricing options on tap from Google Cloud
At Google Cloud, we believe cloud pricing should be simple, fair and transparent. You shouldn’t need an advanced degree in finance to get the most out of your cloud investment, and you definitely shouldn’t have to worry about your cloud provider covering up costs under layers of complexity.
Today, we’re taking simple, fair and transparent pricing for our Compute Engine service even further with the following announcements:
Committed to pricing innovation
We have been committed to delivering simple, fair and transparent pricing for Compute Engine since it first launched in 2013. We were the first to offer per-minute and per-second billing, and simple fixed pricing with preemptible VMs. We were also the first to let you pick exactly how much RAM and vCPUs you need with custom machine types. We introduced committed use discounts, which reward steady-state, predictable usage in a way that’s easy-to-use and accommodates a variety of applications. Most recently, we were the first to introduce resource-based pricing, which lets you see exactly what you’re paying for — from vCPUs and RAM to GPUs or premium OS licenses. We are still the only cloud provider to automatically lower the price of your compute resources when you use them for a significant portion of the month, even without a long-term commitment with our sustained use discounts.
Get started today
We will continue to introduce discounts and pricing options that are flexible and predictable—so you don’t have to get that advanced finance degree. We won’t make you choose from thousands of SKUs, or worse, hide costs in confusing and hard-to-use bundles. To learn more about how to lower your cloud costs and reserve compute resources, check out our committed use discount and capacity reservation pages.