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Google Cuts Prices On Enterprise Cloud Services 43

itwbennett (1594911) writes "Google has made sizable price cuts across its storage, compute and BigQuery analysis services (e.g., Google BigQuery on-demand prices have been reduced by up to 85%). Google has also introduced a number of new services, including managed virtual machines, an extension of BigQuery for live data and the ability to run copies of the enterprise-ready Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Suse Linux and Windows Server 2008 R2. Collectively, these announcements show that Google may be coming to understand that 'they really need to step it up' in the market for cloud computing services, said John Rymer, Forrester Research's principal analyst covering application development and delivery."
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Google Cuts Prices On Enterprise Cloud Services

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  • IPv6 support? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 26, 2014 @10:16AM (#46583747)

    Do their VMs support IPv6 yet, or are they still stuck in IPv4 land only? I was quite shocked to find a product launched in this decade didn't have IPv6 connectivity out of the box.

  • by Daltorak ( 122403 ) on Wednesday March 26, 2014 @10:19AM (#46583771)

    Windows Server 2008 R2 came out almost FIVE YEARS AGO and only now are they introducing experimental support for it??
    Mainstream support for 2008 R2 ends in less than a year!

  • by Slashdot Parent ( 995749 ) on Wednesday March 26, 2014 @01:03PM (#46585315)

    most of the cloud is for small companies who cannot afford data center space

    It kinda sorta depends.

    My current client is a large enough organization to operate its own datacenters in multiple geographic locations. All of their ordinary computational and storage needs are met by company-owned and operated infrastructure. That being said, if I were to email the storage team and the Unix team and say, "Hey, I'm going to need 1000 nodes and 500TB of network attached storage for a Hadoop cluster to do some analysis. I estimate that the analysis will take roughly one week to complete, so I'll only need those resources for 2 weeks," they would not be able to satisfy that request. However, if I called up our Amazon Web Services contact and said the same thing, he'd respond with a price quote.

    Also, even though we have multiple datacenters, we still use Amazon CloudFront. Just because we have multiple datacenters doesn't mean that we operate them all over the world.

    So even decent-sized organizations can have a use for "that thar cloud thingydingy".

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