Google Cloud launches new cloud storage plan to give enterprises more scalability options

Google Cloud is looking at helping enterprise organisations avoid bill shock with the launch of a storage growth plan for Google Cloud Storage.

The launch came about after Google noted the ‘astonishing and unpredictable’ rate at which data is created in its storage offerings. This is evidently not for a handful of photos and videos; companies who sign up to Storage Growth Plan are expected to hand over $10,000 per month for 12 months of Cloud Storage usage

At the end of the year customers can either commit to the next 12 months at the rate of their peak usage. If it is within 30% of their original commitment, the previous year’s overage is free

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“We’ve developed the Storage Growth Plan to help enterprise customers manage storage costs and meet the forecasting and predictability that is often asked of IT organisations,” wrote Geoffrey Noer, Google Cloud product manager and Darren Strange, product marketing in a blog post

“We heard from customers that data growth can be unpredictable, but costs can’t be. We’ve also heard that data can have unpredictable life cycles,” Noer and Strange added. “Consolidating storage into a centrally managed infrastructure resource can make life as a storage architect much easier. But the path to consolidation is fraught with complexity.




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