Google Cloud Price Increases, New Fees And Features: 5 Big Things To Know
‘Some of these changes will provide new, lower-cost options and features for Google Cloud products. Other changes will raise prices on certain products,’ says Google Cloud infrastructure leader Sachin Gupta.
Price Cloud Storage For Data Mobility Is Increasing; New Archive Snapshot Option
The price tag for Google cloud storage for data mobility, such as replication of data written to dual or multi-region storage buckets, will increase along with inter-region data access.
Google Cloud customers will soon pay $0.019 per GB for regional, $0.024 per GB for multi-region.
When the price change going into effect, standard regional snapshots will cost $0.05 per GB per month, while multi-regional snapshots will cost $0.065 per GB each month, up from its current price of $0.026 per GB on a monthly basis.
However, Google said it is launching a new, cheaper archive snapshot option for Persistent Disk (PD) so that those leveraging the service for archiving or compliance will be charged less that those doing compute-intensive DevOps workloads.
Persistent Disk is Google’s local durable storage service, fully integrated with Google Cloud products, Compute Engine and Google Kubernetes Engine. Persistent disks are durable network storage devices where instances can access like physical disks in a desktop or a server.