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Google fires first volley in new cloud pricing war | ZDNet

Last year, we saw Amazon, Google, and Microsoft battle it out in a race to the bottom for cloud pricing. After a relatively quiet 2015, Google has restarted the transformation of cloud services to commodity priced services.

Google stated that the company is reducing the prices of all Google Compute Engine Instance types. Indeed, Google now claims that Google Cloud Platform is now 40 percent less expensive for many workloads.

To put this into context, 451 Research found, in its fall 2014 Cloud Price Index (CPI), that the average price for a typical Web application was $2.56 per hour. This was the average quote from a range of cloud providers based on a specification of a typical multi-service cloud application.

AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine were able to offer slightly cheaper prices at an hourly average of $2.36. Therefore, a standard Google Compute Engine might run such an application for approximately $1.90 an hour.

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