Google Cloud announced some pricing changes, taking effect from Oct 1 2022: Announcement of upcoming pricing changes for Cloud Storage | Google Cloud.
Particular one of interest to me is:
- Reading data in a Cloud Storage bucket located in a multi-region from a Google Cloud service located in a region on the same continent will no longer be free; instead, such moves will be priced the same as general data moves between different locations on the same continent. Note that egress to Cloud CDN is already charged and is not changing.
- How does this affect dask users pulling in data from GCP buckets? Are we generally not using multi-region buckets?
- Is this in line with other cloud providers in use (AWS, Azure?)? Or does this put GCP at a disadvantage for doing pangeo style work?