Google Steps Up Its Game With
Cheaper than AWS Support Plans
Last week we announced a new feature in PlanForCloud that enables you to choose your support requirements from different cloud providers and calculate your total cloud costs, including support, using the PlanForCloud simulation engine. This feature also includes Google’s recently announced premium cloud support plans.
This news has started to draw analysis of AWS vs Google support pricing. A recent article in the Register, Google in cloud-support price war with Amazon, Microsoft, stated: “This tariff model makes Google marginally more expensive than Amazon at low usage levels”, however, we wanted to find out what ‘low usage’ actually means - what is the breakeven point between AWS vs Google support plans.
AWS vs Google support plans
We chose to compare AWS’ Business level support with Google’s Gold level support due to their similarities - both have the similar response times and tiered pricing. Here are the results: