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VMsHigh-performance virtual machines

Compute Engine’s Linux VMs are consistently performant, scalable, highly secure and reliable. Supported distros include Debian and CentOS. You can choose from micro-VMs to large instances.

GlobalPowered by Google’s global network

Create large compute clusters that benefit from strong and consistent cross-machine bandwidth. Connect to machines in other data centers and to other Google services using Google’s private global fiber network.

Pay(Really) Pay for what you use

Google bills in minute-level increments (with a 10-minute minimum charge), so you don’t pay for unused computing time. With sustained use discounts, we automatically give you discounted prices for long-running workloads with no sign-up or up-front commitment.

Load balancingGlobal load balancing

Global load-balancing technology helps you distribute incoming requests across pools of instances across multiple regions, so you can achieve maximum performance, throughput and availability at low cost.

FastFast and easy provisioning

Quickly deploy large clusters of virtual machines with intuitive tools including a RESTful API, command-line interface and web-based Console. You can also use tools such as RightScale and Scalr to automatically manage your deployment.

ComplianceCompliance and security

All data written to disk in Compute Engine is encrypted on the fly and then transmitted and stored in encrypted form. Google Compute Engine has completed ISO 27001, SSAE-16, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 certifications, demonstrating our commitment to information security.

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Institute for Systems Biology

“Until now, we haven't had a way to work with big data sets as effectively as with Google Compute Engine. Having a tool that lets researchers get answers fast will have a major impact on our work.”

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Ezakus

“Google Compute Engine matches all our expectations. We are able to scale our business, and we don’t have to wait for anything to provide computing power.”

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The Pricing Calculator provides you with a simple tool that can help you get a sense of what an application running on Google Cloud Platform could cost.

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Pricing

When charging in local currency, Google will convert the prices listed into applicable local currency pursuant to the conversion rates published by leading financial institutions.

All machine types are charged a minimum of 10 minutes. For example, if you run your instance for 2 minutes, you will be billed for 10 minutes of usage. After 10 minutes, instances are charged in 1 minute increments, rounded up to the nearest minute. For example, an instance that lives for 11.25 minutes will be charged for 12 minutes of usage.

If you would like to discuss pricing for long-term commitments, please contact sales.

Machine Type Pricing

US hosted

Standard

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
n1-standard-1 1 3.75GB 2.75 $0.045 $0.049 $0.063
n1-standard-2 2 7.5GB 5.50 $0.089 $0.097 $0.126
n1-standard-4 4 15GB 11 $0.177 $0.193 $0.252
n1-standard-8 8 30GB 22 $0.353 $0.385 $0.504
n1-standard-16 16 60GB 44 $0.706 $0.769 $1.008
n1-standard-32Beta 32 120GB 88 $1.412 $1.538 $2.016

High Memory

Machines for tasks that require more memory relative to virtual cores.

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
n1-highmem-2 2 13GB 5.50 $0.104 $0.113 $0.148
n1-highmem-4 4 26GB 11 $0.208 $0.226 $0.296
n1-highmem-8 8 52GB 22 $0.415 $0.452 $0.592
n1-highmem-16 16 104GB 44 $0.829 $0.903 $1.184
n1-highmem-32Beta 32 208GB 88 $1.658 $1.806 $2.368

High CPU

Machines for tasks that require more virtual cores relative to memory.

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
n1-highcpu-2 2 1.80GB 5.50 $0.056 $0.061 $0.080
n1-highcpu-4 4 3.60GB 11 $0.112 $0.122 $0.160
n1-highcpu-8 8 7.20GB 22 $0.224 $0.244 $0.320
n1-highcpu-16 16 14.40GB 44 $0.448 $0.488 $0.640
n1-highcpu-32Beta 32 28.80GB 88 $0.896 $0.976 $1.280

Shared Core

Machines for tasks that don't require a lot of resources but do have to remain online for long periods of time.

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
f1-micro 1 0.60GB Shared
CPU
$0.009 $0.010 $0.012
g1-small 1 1.70GB 1.38 $0.023 $0.025 $0.032
Europe/APAC hosted

Standard

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
n1-standard-1 1 3.75GB 2.75 $0.049 $0.053 $0.069
n1-standard-2 2 7.5GB 5.50 $0.097 $0.106 $0.138
n1-standard-4 4 15GB 11 $0.194 $0.211 $0.276
n1-standard-8 8 30GB 22 $0.387 $0.421 $0.552
n1-standard-16 16 60GB 44 $0.773 $0.842 $1.104
n1-standard-32Beta 32 120GB 88 $1.546 $1.684 $2.208

High Memory

Machines for tasks that require more memory relative to virtual cores.

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
n1-highmem-2 2 13GB 5.50 $0.114 $0.124 $0.162
n1-highmem-4 4 26GB 11 $0.227 $0.248 $0.324
n1-highmem-8 8 52GB 22 $0.454 $0.495 $0.648
n1-highmem-16 16 104GB 44 $0.908 $0.989 $1.296
n1-highmem-32Beta 32 208GB 88 $1.815 $1.977 $2.592

High CPU

Machines for tasks that require more virtual cores relative to memory.

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
n1-highcpu-2 2 1.80GB 5.50 $0.061 $0.066 $0.086
n1-highcpu-4 4 3.60GB 11 $0.121 $0.132 $0.172
n1-highcpu-8 8 7.20GB 22 $0.241 $0.263 $0.344
n1-highcpu-16 16 14.40GB 44 $0.482 $0.525 $0.688
n1-highcpu-32Beta 32 28.80GB 88 $0.964 $1.050 $1.376

Shared Core

Machines for tasks that don't require a lot of resources but do have to remain online for long periods of time.

Instance type Virtual Cores Memory GCEU1 Lowest price2 (USD) per hour with full sustained usage Typical price3 (USD) per hour Full price4 (USD) per hour without sustained use
f1-micro 1 0.60GB Shared
CPU
$0.010 $0.010 $0.013
g1-small 1 1.70GB 1.38 $0.025 $0.027 $0.0347
2  Lowest price (USD) per hour with full sustained usage: This is the price per hour with full sustained-use discounts applied, when the machine type is running for 100% of the month. To get a feel for how sustained usage pricing applies in your use cases, try the pricing calculator.
3  Typical price (USD) per hour: This is the price paid per hour under average usage as calculated over all Compute Engine users, and includes sustained use discounts.
4  Full price (USD) per hour without sustained use: This is the price per hour of the machine type when used less than 25% of the month; no sustained use discounts are applied because the instance was not running for at least 25% of the time.

Sustained Use Discounts

Once you use an instance for over 25% of a billing cycle, your price starts dropping. This discount is applied automatically, with no sign-up or up-front commitment required. If you use an instance for 100% of the billing cycle, you get a 30% net discount over our already low prices.


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Premium OS Pricing

Pricing for premium operating systems differ based on the machine type where the premium operating system image is used. For example, an f1-micro instance will be charged $0.02 per hour for a SUSE image, while an n1-standard-8 instance will be charged $0.11 per hour. All prices for premium operating systems are in addition to charges for using a machine type.

Pricing for premium operating systems are the same worldwide and do not differ based on zones or regions, as machine type prices do.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) images $0.06/hour for instance types with less than 8 virtual cores
$0.13/hour for instance types with 8 virtual cores or more
SUSE images $0.02/hour for f1-micro and g1-small machine types
$0.11/hour for all other machine types
Windows server images $0.02/hour for f1-micro and g1-small machine types
$0.04 per core/hour for all other machine types

Network Pricing

Ingress Free
Egress to the same Zone. Free
Egress to a different Google Cloud service within the same Region. Free
Egress to Google products (such as YouTube, Maps, Drive). Free *
Egress to a different Zone in the same Region (per GB) $0.01
Egress to a different Region within the US $0.01 *
Inter-continental Egress At Internet Egress Rate
   
* Promotional pricing.
Monthly Usage Network (Egress)
Worldwide Destinations
(excluding China & Australia)
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
China Destinations
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
Australia Destinations
(per GB)
Network (Ingress)
0-1 TB $0.12 $0.23 $0.19 Free
1-10 TB $0.11 $0.22 $0.18 Free
10+ TB $0.08 $0.20 $0.15 Free

Load Balancing and Protocol Forwarding

  All regions
Hourly service charge $0.025 (5 rules included)
$0.010 per additional rule
Per GB of data processed $0.008

Persistent Disk Pricing

Standard Persistent Disk Provisioned Space $0.04 GB / month
SSD Persistent Disk Provisioned Space $0.17 GB / month
Snapshot storage* $0.026 GB / month
IO operations No additional charge
*  Addition of egress fees for restore will be delayed as a promotional offer until April 1, 2015.

Local SSD Pricing

Local SSD Provisioned Space $0.218 GB / month

Image Storage

Image storage $0.085 GB / month

IP Address Pricing

Static IP address (assigned but unused) $0.01 / hour
Static IP address (assigned and in use) Free
Ephemeral IP address (attached to instance) Free