Google’s Cloud CDN Now In Beta: 50 Edge Locations, Free SSL, Low Pricing

Google has announced that their Cloud CDN product has now moved into public beta. The company is offering content delivery services on their network with caches that are distributed at more than 50 edge locations globally. Google CDN is also offering SSL/TLS for no additional charge and supports the HTTP/2 protocol in addition to HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1.

On the pricing front, Google is charging $0.02 – $0.20 per GB for Cache egress. $0.04 – $0.15 per GB for Cache fill and $0.0075 per 10,000 HTTP/HTTPS cache lookup requests. They also charge $0.005 per cache invalidation.

From a product functionality standpoint, Google’s Cloud CDN offering still has a way to go before it is on par with the major CDNs in the market. But I don’t expect it will take too long before Google’s CDN is competing for a large percentage of the commodity CDN business. Since it’s only in beta there is no SLA and it has limitations, but this is how Amazon’s CDN platform started out and it only took them about a year before it was competing with the major CDNs for high-volume CDN business.

If you want to hear more about Google’s entry into the CDN business, I’ll talk more about it during my presentation, on May 9th, at the Content Delivery Summit in NYC. Use code 200DR16 for a discount on your pass.