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本次的Google Cloud Platform Live中除了發表各項創新的Cloud技術之外
引用Google Cloud Platform Blog 原文部分的說明如下：
Industry-leading, simplified pricingThe original promise of cloud computing was simple: virtualize hardware, pay only for what you use, with no upfront capital expenditures and lower prices than on-premise solutions. But pricing hasn’t followed Moore's Law: over the past five years, hardware costs improved by 20-30% annually but public cloud prices fell at just 8% per year.
We think cloud pricing should track Moore’s Law, so we’re simplifying and reducing prices for our various on-demand, pay-as-you-go services by 30-85%:
- Compute Engine reduced by 32% across all sizes, regions, and classes.
- App Engine pricing is drastically simplified. We've lowered pricing for instance-hours by 37.5%, dedicated memcache by 50% and Datastore writes by 33%. In addition, many services, including SNI SSL and PageSpeed are now offered to all applications at no extra cost.
- Cloud Storage is now priced at a consistent 2.6 cents per GB. That’s roughly 68% less for most customers.
- Google BigQuery on-demand prices reduced by 85%.