- Google won’t match Amazon Web Services' recent price cuts, claiming it already offers the best cloud value.
- Amazon announced its 51st price reduction last week, cutting C4, M4, and R3 reserved instances, on-demand instances and dedicated hosts running Linux by 5%.
- Google claims it still offers the best overall value in cloud.
Google says despite recent price cuts, Amazon's pricing model can contain surprises.
"We often hear from customers who are locked into contracts and aren't eligible for the new rates, or are stuck with instances that no longer fit their needs," said Miles Ward, global head of solutions for Google Cloud Platform, according to a ZDNet report.
Price competition in cloud has been stiff, but Amazon’s recent cuts are the first such major announcement in a while. Google announced its last set of cloud price cuts last May.
Ward said the Google Cloud Platform is still between 15% and 41% cheaper than AWS across several comparable instance types.
AWS, Microsoft and Google are currently the three big players in public cloud computing.