Google Expands Per Second Billing Option for Cloud Customers

Google Group Product Manager Paul Nash paradoxically informed Google cloud customers not to get too excited by it, as enterprises already signed up for Google’s existing per-minute billing option will see very little savings by moving to a per-second model—as small as a fraction of 1 percent.

The real savings will come from moving from a per-hour billing model to the per-minute billing for cloud workloads. Moving from per-hour to per-minute can be especially beneficial for applications that get short-lived, big spikes in traffic.

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