Google Enables Users to Cut Down the Extra Spend on their Computing Needs

By CIOReview | Monday, November 23, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: As business try to find ways to rein in on spending, Google announces its user friendly configuration plans that allows users to buy without paying extra just because they just don’t have any other option.

With the finger on the pulse of the data processing customers, it has announced that its new configuration plans is no more a multiple of 4. So if you need 6 virtual CPUs, now it is possible which until this day wasn’t possible.

 To save users from spending excess on their virtual machine purchase in the cloud, Google has released Custom Machine Types for Google’s Compute Engine which now in its beta stage. The new system enables users to purchase virtual machines (VM) with the amount of Control Processing Unit (CPU) and Random Access Memory (RAM) they need for their workloads.

Previously, users had to choose their virtual machine from the list of already configured set of processing units and memory options on machines that often failed to meet the requirements it was bought for. Google’s customization facility allows customers to forbid overbuying as earlier they had to invest in purchasing more virtual machines than what they actually needed.

Keeping space for further enhancements, Google makes the new system compatible with operating systems (OS) like CentOS, CoreOS, Debian, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu while assuring inclusion of other OS in the future. By visiting the Google Compute Engine section of Google Developers Console and clicking on create instance, users will notice Machine Type featuring a Basic and Customize view. To get started with building a virtual machine as per work needs, user just needs to click ‘customize.’

Google has kept pricing of Custom Machine Types on basis of hourly usage on per virtual CPU (vCPUs) and per Gibibytes (GiB) of memory. The per-minute billing ensures that customers are charged only for the amount of resource they have consumed and not for anything extra.