Not feeling comfortable with the actual Google Cloud pricing? Still wondering how much disk space is included with an instance at Google Cloud? It’s time for a second opinion. Meet Fuga Cloud, a more affordable solution for storing your data, websites or applications with a 100% clear pricing model.
For a clear overview, we have created an example in which we assume a simple use case. In it, we compare the price of Google Cloud with Fuga Cloud, the European answer to the American Cloud. Fuga Cloud is a new public cloud based on OpenStack and, therefore, fully open source.
Software developer We Make IT Work is looking for a cloud solution to host the applications they develop for their clients. A server with 2 cores, 4096 MB RAM and 50 GB SSD disk space will do for a start. In the overview below, two instances of Google Cloud are compared to the c2.medium of Fuga Cloud.
With Fuga Cloud, we have 100% control over our platform. This is very important because we work with DigiD and personal data. Everything is redundant so that we can guarantee the optimal availability of our service and all related data and documents.
3 reasons for choosing Fuga Cloud
Unlike Google Cloud, Fuga Cloud is 100% Dutch. We use Dutch data centers and your data is protected by Dutch and European privacy laws. Fuga Cloud customers aren't affected by the Safe Harbor agreement or the new EU-US Privacy Shield, which hasn't been ratified yet. With Fuga Cloud you comply with Dutch and European legislation and privacy policies on the protection of your own and your customers' data.
Google Cloud is a self-built platform. Fuga Cloud is based on OpenStack, which is open source software. This allows you to easily migrate your data and applications to other OpenStack cloud providers, should you want to do so. Choosing an open source solution prevents you from getting locked-in by the cloud platform you use, which is the case with Google Cloud. By using Fuga Cloud, you choose flexibility and freedom.
Unlike Google Cloud, it's very clear how much SSD ephemeral storage is included with your instance. The size and amount of ephemeral storage is determined by the flavor of the instance and the image used. At Google Cloud the actual size of the small root persistent disk (automatically connected to your instance) isn't clear.