(The Hosting News) – At an event in San Francisco on Tuesday, Google announced that it had significantly lowered the prices of its cloud computing services as a way to compete against its competitors.
“We have been very seriously committed to the cloud as a business and product family,” said Google Director of Product Management Greg DeMichillie. “If you look at what we’re doing, you can see how committed we are to this space.”
The tech giant reduced prices on its Google Compute Engine by 32 percent across the board, 30 percent on its App Engine, 68 percent on Google Cloud Storage, and around 85 percent on Google Big Query, PCWorld reports.
Google is also giving automatic discounts for customers who continuously use its Google Compute Engine. By using the service consistently for a month, the bill could be reduced by as much as 53 percent, says DeMichillie.
In addition to price reductions, the company also introduced new services for its customers.
The BigQuery data service is now capable of accepting live data streams and can absorb up to 100,000 rows of data per second.
A new virtual machine was launched that allows users to move applications built on Google App Engine to an infrastructure as a service virtual machine.
“You get the flexibility of a VM environment, but also the auto-management capability of GAE,” DeMichillie said. “The software that you previously had running on an app engine back end will now run on a virtual machine with other software.”
Google also launched a cloud DNS for developers wanting to integrate GitHub’s online code to its own consoles and for enterprises that want to outsource that service.