Google Cloud Expensive is that the search giant’s cloud infrastructure services will cost more with the announcement of new pricing across many of the company’s core services. Google, however, claims that price increases depend on customer usage and that what it is offering is essentially “more flexible pricing models and options.” In a blog post, Sachin GuptaThe Vice President and GM, Google Cloud Infrastructure, detailed the new pricing announcement, effective October 1, 2022.
Which services are changed? What new services are being launched?
We are changing the prices of some storage, computer and networking products. The changes provide new ways for customers to optimize their costs based on the type of workload and size or data portability requirements, as well as reduce the cost of some services. Specific changes include:
* Cloud storage pricing for data mobility, including duplicate data written in dual- or multi-region storage buckets and inter-region data access
* Introducing a new low cost archive snapshot option for Persistent Disk (PD), so that compliance / archiving usage charges less than the computer-intensive DevOps workload.
* New outbound data processing price for this Cloud load balancingCompatible with other leading cloud providers
* New price for the network topology, including the Performance Dashboard within the Network Intelligence Center at no extra charge
Will customer bills increase or decrease?
When the price is going to confirm. The company says not all customers have to pay more. Since the effect of price change depends on the usage and usage of the customers. “While some customers are seeing their bills increase, we are also introducing new options for some services to better adapt to usage, which may reduce some customers’ bills. In fact, many customers will be able to adjust their portfolio and usage.” We are working directly with customers to understand what changes might affect them, “said Sachin Gupta, Vice President and GM, Google Cloud Infrastructure.
When will the new price be effective?
Google has sent a six-month notice to customers regarding price changes, effective October 1, 2022. Customers covered by the existing Commitment Agreement will not face any change until they are renewed with a floating or fixed discount.
The company has asked customers to read the Mandatory Service Announcement (MSA) sent on March 14 “Consider, if any, what steps they would like to take based on current storage, networking and computing needs,” it says on the blog. Post