Google announced today that Computer Engine is now available to Google CLoud Platform's Gold Support customers. Product manager Navneet Joneja writes on the Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Compute Engine gives developers everywhere access to Google's computing infrastructure. Now you can sign up online for Google Compute Engine with the purchase of Gold Support; you no longer need an invitation or a conversation with sales to get access. We’re also further reducing prices for all instance types by an average of 4%.
Starting at $400/month, Gold support gives you a direct relationship with our experienced support engineers to help you get started or troubleshoot issues across the Google Cloud Platform products.
Google also announced a 4% reduction on all Computer Engine pricing, as well as some new features.
For one, Compute Engine now has the option to boot from persistent disks mounted as the root file system, persistent disk snapshots, the ability to checkpoint and restore the contents of network resident persistent disks on demand, and the ability to attach and detach persistent disks from running instances.
There's also a new admin console:
Additionally, there are five new instance type families with sixteen new instance types and an enhanced metadata server.
Two new zones in Europe are now supported.