Question: Do cloud providers offer different pricing based on where the datacenter location is located?
Answer: Yes, take for example the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. If a customer were to order up a virtual machine from Microsoft Azure the pricing can vary depending on which region the customer selects. Take for example if the region that is selected is Central US, the A1 instance which features 1 core, 1.75 GB of RAM, and 40 GB of disk space would cost $0.047/per hour or around $35 per month. If the region was changed to East US, the pricing for the same instance A1 would be now $0.044 per hour or around $33 per month, with the same number of CPU core, memory, and disk space.