Google Compute Engine Overview

Google Compute Engine is the #15 ranked solution in our list of top Infrastructure as a Service Clouds. It is most often compared to Oracle Cloud Platform: Google Compute Engine vs Oracle Cloud Platform

What is Google Compute Engine?

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.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: June 2021

Google Compute Engine Customers

Allthecooks, BetterCloud, Bluecore, Cosentry, Evite, Ezakus, HTC, Infectious Media, iStreamPlanet, Mendelics, SageMathCloud, Sedex, Treeptik, Wibigoo, Wix, zulily, Zync

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Google Compute Engine pricing:
  • "It's $60,000 to $70,000 a month to replace about $10,000 a month in data center costs."

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Offers good scalability but it is has a very arcane and complex security environment and projecting costs can be difficult

What is our primary use case?

This is a web application and deployment is moving to GCP for disaster recovery purposes .

Pros and Cons

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

What other advice do I have?

The advice that I would give to someone considering this solution is that you have to take a close look at what your costs are, where you want scalability and consider the reliability issues because it's not always obvious where . There are a number of places where commercial cloud applications work very well. There are places where it doesn't. For applications where you have large dynamic changes in load and storage, the cloud environment can be great because you pay for what you use and can take advantage of running up resources on demand. For static environments where you've got a…