Google launches calculator that helps developers estimate cloud costs

February 25
9:39 AM 2014

Google debuted a beta version of its new Cloud Pricing Calculator. The tool will help developers know how the cost of running their application on Google's public cloud, according to TechcCrunch.

The Cloud Pricing Calculator gives developers an estimate of the amount of storage, CPU, memory and other resources, including the amount of time they need to run an app on the public cloud. According to solutions architect Brian Lynch, the calculator gives developers "lightning-fast quotes" for their queries, the report detailed.

The calculator offers estimates for Google Cloud Platform products such as Google Cloud Storage, Google Compute Engine, and Google Cloud SQL. However, it still does not support the Google App Engine and Google Cloud Datastore, the report stated.

The new calculator is capable of pushing the quotes via email. This feature could convince developers to try Google's public cloud service. Currently, Amazon Web Services is the dominant name in that market, the report noted.

The announcement of the new calculator comes a few months after the search giant figured out a new method of determining Google cloud usage. The new calculator still does not have a system for grabbing data about the cost of running a workload that is already being run on either another public cloud or a private cloud, TechCrunch reported.

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