(The Hosting News) – Google on Monday moved to add a number of new features to its cloud storage platform, announcing a new pricing structure along with additional support from its European data center.
The company’s cloud-based solutions include its App Engine, Big Query and Cloud Storage.
The big pricing change allows clientele to receive more than 20% off Google’s Cloud Storage solution. However, even more notably is Google’s introduction of “Durable Reduced Availability” (DRA).
“DRA storage lowers prices by trading off some data availability while maintaining the same latency performance and durability as standard Google Cloud Storage,” explained the company in a post made by Google Product Management Director Jessie Jiang.
New features, meanwhile, included a total of 36 new Compute Engine instances. Among the soon to arrive are High Memory Instance (helps apps using big memory), High CPU Instance (helps reduce costs when low memory is used) and Diskless Configurations (helps lowers costs for those who don’t require a “ephemeral disk and can exclusively utilize persistent disk”).
Those using the offering area now able to deploy virtual machines, applications and data via Google’s European data center facility.
In addition to announcing the changes, the tech giant had a special message for a key demographic. “We want to thank you, the community of developers and businesses who are pushing the platform into new areas and building innovative applications,” Google commented.
The announcement follows a previous move made earlier this month in which the company rolled out a performance upgrade to Google Cloud SQL.