Google Cloud no more egress fees for global customers
Nope. Never personally been hit by egress fees, or cloud storage fees for that matter. Possibly a past employer has.
Most of my workplaces though have had redundant (to varying degrees) data centers, so a cloud provider has not been involved where storage is concerned. Data was replicated, backed up, stored offsite (Iron Mountain, most commonly).
For personal storage, I use both CrashPlan Small Business and Backblaze Personal plans, which are both marketed as offering unlimited storage and charge set monthly fees.
Storage fees notwithstanding, ingress of data at a cloud provider is usually free, so why should there be a charge for egress? Because they can?
@jnew1213 I totally agree with you. The big cloud vendors have done their best over the past few years to lock companies into their cloud solutions and this is one of the ways they have done that with the network egress fees. I am just hoping this isn't a smoke-and-mirrors play by Google to charge somewhere else.
my current job, where i've been the longest, also has 2 data centers. to my knowledge, we're not storing anything in the cloud that would have egress fees. anything in cloud storage would be data associated with some sort of SaaS, i.e. O365, ServiceNow, etc.