Cloud Spectator, a cloud performance benchmarking company, also conducted an in-depth analysis of the price/performance ratio of North American suppliers in 2017. This report included the Google Cloud Platform, Amazon, Azure and Soft Layer. Google Cloud was the cheapest. For more information on configurations and tests, consult the study.
Here’s another complete price comparison for a longer period of time to migrate to the Google Cloud Platform in 2015. In August 2017, Google Cloud Platform announced a reduction in storage costs. Solid State Solid State Drives (SSDs) connected to Google Compute Engine virtual machines on demand are now up to 63% cheaper. The same applies to SSDs with instances of VM Pre-emptible, which are now up to 71% cheaper.
Alex said it better in an article on Google’s cloud platform: “Power is on the network”. One thing that differentiates Google Cloud Hosting from a few other players is that their network is one of the largest in the world.
Google announced its investment in the FASTER cable system, which allows Google to access up to 10 Tbit / s (terabits per second) of the total bandwidth of 60 Tbit / s of the US-Japan cable. They use it for Google Cloud and Google App customers. Google is also one of six members that have exclusive access to two 100 Gbps 100 Gbit optical transmission lines between Oregon and Japan.
Google’s ability to build a vast network of fiber optic servers and cables with the speed and efficiency of physics behind it. Here’s what Google is about: the physical network, the thousands of fiber mails and many thousands of other servers that together make up the mother of all clouds.
Google has announced its first private submarine cable for the Atlantic, also known as “Dunant”. This cable crosses the Atlantic from Virginia Beach in the United States to the French Atlantic coast and is expected to be available by the end of 2020.