Google Compute Engine Gets Cheaper

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Google just announced across-the-board price cuts on Compute Engine.

Google already lowered pricing on core infrastructure, including compute and storage, earlier this year. Now, they're cutting prices by about 10% for all instance types in every region.

Google says the cuts are the result of better data center efficiency and Moore's Law, as well as falling hardware costs. Here's a look at the new pricing:

"Using Compute Engine doesn’t just lower costs; it makes developers more productive, agile and efficient," says Google's Urs Hölzle. "Many development teams spend about 80% of time on what we call 'fix and fiddle,' such as managing systems, fixing bugs and just keeping the lights on. Only 20% of time is spent how it should be — building new products or systems that will be platforms for growth."

"With Compute Engine and the rest of Cloud Platform, it doesn’t have to be this way," Hölzle adds. "A small company like Snapchat can reach a global audience with just a few people on their development and operations team. Workiva, which processes financial reports for 60% of the Fortune 500, can focus on solving the needs of their users rather than managing infrastructure. And, this past World Cup, Coca Cola and Cloud Platform partner CI&T built and ran the Happiness Flag campaign in just a few weeks with the help of Google Compute Engine. The campaign solicited over three million contributions from fans in more than 200 countries."

Google announced the pricing changes at Atmosphere Live, which is still happening as of the time of this writing. It's streaming live here.

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