Google adds 'Storage' to compete with Amazon's S3

May 19, 2010: 5:48 PM ET

Dubbed 'Google Storage for Developers,' the new service will compete with Amazon's S3 for app dollars.

As part of Google I/O today, the company unleashed its Google Cloud Storage product, which is squarely aimed at the same market as Amazon's (AMZN) S3 but has some significant advantages, including aggressive beta pricing (free) and integration with Google's App Engine platform.

The pricing for Google Storage is as follows:

Storage—$0.17/gigabyte/month
Network
Upload data to Google
$0.10/gigabyte
Download data from Google
$0.15/gigabyte for Americas and EMEA
$0.30/gigabyte for APAC
Requests
PUT, POST, LIST—$0.01 per 1,000 requests
GET, HEAD—$0.01 per 10,000 requests

Amazon's S3 prices are here.

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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