Compare Amazon AWS vs. Google Compute Engine

Amazon AWS is ranked 1st in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 13 reviews while Google Compute Engine is ranked 7th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 1 review. Amazon AWS is rated 8.6, while Google Compute Engine is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Accessing apps on AWS via my iPhone is awful. We use it, because it improves the speed for us to access vendors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Compute Engine writes "Offers good scalability but it is has a very arcane and complex security environment and projecting costs can be difficult". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, Google Firebase and SAP Cloud Platform, whereas Google Compute Engine is most compared with SAP Cloud Platform, Google App Engine and IBM Cloud.
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Pros
As a service vendor, we have helped clients to achieve faster "go to market" on their products, and have provided highly flexible cost-effective system management solutions.We have seen an improvement in our infrastructure, as the code makes it very easy to deploy quickly to AWS.Their technical support is really good. I am very satisfied.With the pay-as-you-go model, we don't have to predict future IT needs. We can just scale up as we want. That helps with a lot of agility in deploying stuff in our IT infrastructure.They release new solutions almost every quarter and you don't get that kind of innovation from an enterprise company.It offers durability, high availability, fault tolerance, and a high TCO benefit.This solution features ease of use and market adaptability.The cutting-edge design is valuable.

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The initial setup is reasonably straightforward. It's a handful of networks and a handful of computers.

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This solution would be improved with the inclusion of hybrid Kubernetes management.An easier way to determine estimated costs quickly would be helpful.There's not much room for improvement but that being said, they can improve the overall process of the overall product features and backend.The AWS documentation is written in a way that is not very intuitive. That's an area they can improve.AWS should provide even more support and engagement to accelerate the adoption of new services and features.The use of this tool should be extended to Google and Apple operating systems.More complete and specific training for many of the technologies, specifically with Python Django and the CMS (Mezzanine).The pricing could be adjusted to provide more advantages versus current on-premise solutions for business applications.

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The biggest problem is that it's got a very archaean and complex security environment that has to be very carefully set up and is easy to break.

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It's pay-as-you-go... but I think the pricing becomes a problem as the IT organization grows. They need to give better pricing when companies grow.​AWS is much too expensive compared to current on-premises solution for this type of work.AWS IaaS is a very generic service, which is extremely overpriced.​We are reducing costs year-over-year.Much faster than other solutions at a super low cost.One of the best-kept ways to reduce costs is to develop it on serverless technologies with AWS Lambda, SNS, DynamoDB, and S3.One of the best thing in Amazon AWS is you are billed for the service you use.

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It's $60,000 to $70,000 a month to replace about $10,000 a month in data center costs.

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EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWS
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Overview

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Google's innovative data centers and worldwide fiber network. Compute Engine's tooling and workflow support enable scaling from single instances to global, load-balanced cloud computing.

Compute Engine's VMs boot quickly, come with persistent disk storage, and deliver consistent performance. Our virtual servers are available in many configurations including predefined sizes or the option to create Custom Machine Types optimized for your specific needs. Flexible pricing and automatic sustained use discounts make Compute Engine the leader in price/performance.

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Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.Allthecooks, BetterCloud, Bluecore, Cosentry, Evite, Ezakus, HTC, Infectious Media, iStreamPlanet, Mendelics, SageMathCloud, Sedex, Treeptik, Wibigoo, Wix, zulily, Zync
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Software R&D Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company14%
Local Government7%
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Software R&D Company28%
Media Company9%
Comms Service Provider7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise59%
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