Google released its great new Free tier, which was announced, this last Friday, March 10th, by the vice president of product development on Google Cloud at the final keynote address of the Google Cloud Next conference.
The “Free tier” is an opportunity to learn and use the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for free since it gives to your company a free taste test of public Cloud. It includes 15 services and is only available in Google’s us-east1, us-west1 and us-central1 regions.
It is about two parts, a 12-month, $300 credit free trial and the Always Free. The first one lets you use any GCP product, and users must provide a bank account or credit card to sign up with a non-charged service. The second one allows you to try products for free up to their non-expiring usage limits, making it easier for you to test and develop with these products, it also offers the use of multiple GCP products for free.
There are some regulations If you want your company to be eligible to leverage the Free tier, you must have never been paying GCP customer, and mustn’t have previously signed up for the free trial. If you are ready to try it for free, do it! But if you have more questions about the GCP Free tier, check the Frequently Asked Questions of Google.
With this move, Google is stepping up its grow in product development. This new service is to get people comfortable with Google’s platform and to let them learn how to work with it. If you are a startup, this is a great opportunity for you because it lets you start with a small investment, a common problem with new businesses. It allows you to use servers, databases, and storage in the cloud for free.
Start creating apps in the same cloud that is used to run Google, Youtube and many of the world’s largest applications and websites.