How Much Is Google Cloud Platform? Is It Better Then Amazon AWS?

Google Cloud Platform,offered by Google, is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search, Gmail and YouTube. In this post we are going to discuss how much is Google cloud platform

What Google platform does?

Google Cloud Platform is a provider of computing resources for deploying and operating applications on the web. Its specialty is providing a place for individuals and enterprises to build and run software, and it uses the web to connect to the users of that software. Think of tens of thousands of websites operating on a network of “hyperscale” (very big, but also very divisible) data centers, and you’ll get the basic idea.

When you run a website, an application, or a service on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google keeps track of all of the resources it uses — specifically, how much processing power, data storage, database queries, and network connectivity it consumes. Rather than lease a server or a DNS address by the month (which is what you would do with an ordinary website provider), you pay for each of these resources on a per-second basis (competitors charge per-minute), with discounts that apply when your services are used heavily by your customers on the web.

Features of Google Cloud platform

  • Automating the deployment of modern applications. An app is made of many moving parts, which is why some developers prefer to build their apps in the cloud to begin with (“cloud-native”). Google is the originator of Kubernetes, which is an orchestrator for applications comprised of many components. Early on, Google took a proactive approach to automating the deployment of these multifaceted apps to the cloud: for example, opening itself to Kubo, an automation platform originally created to help developers using Cloud Foundry to deploy their applications from dev platforms to the cloud.

Services of Google Cloud platform

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  • Google Compute Engine (GCE) competes directly against the service that put Amazon Web Services on the map: hosting virtual machines (VMs, servers that exist entirely as software).
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How much is Google cloud platform?

Each of these services consumes fundamental resources of cloud computing: processor power, memory, data storage, and connectivity. Like other cloud service providers, Google charges its GCP customers for the resources these services consume. So whatever you choose to do with GCP, you pay for the resources they consume. (As you can imagine, BigQuery and BigTable can incur some significant expenses in data storage consumption.)

Google Compute Engine has its own selection of VM instances, as its competitors do. It calls these instances pre-defined, with base prices (at the time of this writing) of just over $0.03 per virtual CPU per hour of processing, and $0.004 per gigabyte per hour for storage. However, Google then recalculates these figures on a per-second basis, with a minimum time interval of 60 seconds.

Also, if you are interested in specific services. You can visit this link where there is catalogue of all the services along with their pricing.

Originally published at on April 3, 2020.

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