Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine

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Run large-scale workloads on virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure. Choose a VM that fits your needs and gain the performance of Google's worldwide fiber network.

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Compute Engine review by <span>Varsha N.</span>
Varsha N.
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"One of the most secure, scalable and cost effective cloud platform in the market"

What do you like best?

The pricing of Google Cloud Platform is much better compared to its competitions. It provides a tiered cloud network. It provides live migration for Virtual Machine with a large amount of scalability options. The security and reliability is one of the strong suit of using Google as a provider. It also has one of the fastest IO and one click SSH browser-based console access. With GCP, the google components and services are well integrated.

What do you dislike?

There were no major drawbacks with respect to the resources. But as the GCP is newer technology it is quite difficult to find help or guides for many problems. Also the platform is dependent on the generated library. As we need to use google's proprietary technologies which does not provide much control over VM's and makes it more difficulty to transition to any other platform. There is very limited programming language options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think Google is unmatched in its Analytics and scalable hardware. Also the trial period of 300$ allows us to test the platform before deciding on which platform to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used Google Cloud Platform to host virtual servers which was cost effective and integrated well with Docker without having to spend time and money managing hardware and servers.

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Compute Engine review by <span>Prashant S.</span>
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"Compute is a decent IAAS"

What do you like best?

Google Compute Engine provides a really nice console to manage your Virtual Machine Instances. Compute Engine provides preemptible Virtual Machines on a fixed price. Utilising Preemtible Instances wisely may reduce your server costs by 40%. Service Accounts provide granular control over the Access provides to users and Automating the services.

What do you dislike?

There is no easy way to upgrade an existing Virtual Machine Instance. The Preemptible Instances may shutdown anytime, also the maximum lifetime of a preemptible instance is 24 hours. The documentation provided may not be detailed for all the use cases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used compute engine to deploy Application Backends, Infrastruction Automation and Orchestration Services and per Instance Logging. Inter-Instance connection and online SSH through the developer console makes it easy to access different instances from a single master node. Online SSH makes it easy to access any Instance from any device without worrying about the SSH Keys.

What Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution do you use?

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Compute Engine review by <span>Toni L.</span>
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"Take advantage of the Google's experience with hosting"

What do you like best?

By far the biggest reason we use Compute Engine is the huge knowledge and expertise behind the service as it is built by Google using much of the same kinds of infrastructure they use for their own services.

Also the ability to spin up machines in so many physical locations quickly and easily is a must have when building distributed and high availability services.

And their honest pricing and automatic notifications on where to downscale to save money.

What do you dislike?

There are some networking limitations, like not having the ability to get IPv6 support at all.

Apart of those we've found the management interface to be slow at times doing basic edits to server details.

It can also in some cases be much more expensive than some other providers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They have a great introductory plan, where you can get free credit to try it out for free.

Take advantage this by not just running your actual servers on it but testing out all kinds of different, more expensive setups that you wouldn't normally.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were looking for a reliable place to host our virtual servers without having to spend time and money on managing the actual hardware and networks.

Having the expertise of probably the best in world has been amazing.

Compute Engine review by <span>Andy Z.</span>
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"Amazing alternative to AWS"

What do you like best?

Using kubernetes, containers, and images is a way better paradigm. The API/docs are miles beyond AWS. Deployment is lightning fast!

What do you dislike?

There are still some kinks in kubernetes, which is still pretty beta. Also you can't have heterogeneous container clusters, which means you have to budget for container processes that are heavier. Finally, the disk management is still a bit kludgy. It's also missing some datastores like MemSQL that even Azure (!) has built in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're comfortable being in the google ecosystem, I'd highly recommend using this over AWS. Pricing is better and the feature set is fairly complete. The only caveat was not having access to popular datastores to hook into directly. Deploying MemSQL on it was a bit of a pain, but I'm confident that this will be worked on soon!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deploying a distributed chat service for a game. So far, we've VERY cheaply scale up, with no devops team and no admin whatsoever.

Compute Engine review by <span>Sunil D.</span>
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"A great quality product from google "

What do you like best?

The best thing is cloud console. I have been using cloud console from office ,lab to my home and it has been a hell of an experience. Whenever some issues happens to my server no matter where i am, i can just open my browser and fix it, no plugin , no installation nothing required. Apart from that dockers, Click to deploy, chrome RDP plugin that let you connect to your windows instance from you browser which is platform independent, google developer console are very amazing things. Google provides very rich set of tools.

What do you dislike?

Extra layer of security by google sometime creates issue. First i have to install gcutil/gcloud a customised console for google services which don't work behind proxies and if I want to connect form terminal/putty there is a long process to follow which also creates some issues in authentications. Also availability of network region are less compare to AWS .

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please add some remote editing tool for editing from cloud like cloud9 integration or some other IDE so that whenever i face some issue I can edit my files on the run. Connecting to instance from terminal should be made easy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been running three application backend on compute engine . And everything is perfect till now i didn't face any downtime. Billing is also so clear.

Compute Engine review by <span>Sérgio R.</span>
Sérgio R.
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"Google Compute Engine"

What do you like best?

Regarding my experience with Google Compute Engine, I can identify the main pros as scalability, performance and integration. Google Compute Engine has virtual machines running in Google's advanced data centers and worldwide fastest network.

Compute Engine's VM's has persistent disk storage and delivers consistent performance. The virtual servers are available in many configurations including predefined sizes or customized machines.

We get the full integration because it connects to machines in other data centers and to other Google services using Google's private global fastest network one of more fastest in the world.

Another big pro is the cost, google flexible pricing and sustained use discounts make Compute Engine the leader in price versus performance.

Google charges in minutes, although they have a 10-minute minimum charge, we only pay for the compute time we use.

The customer service is 24/7 so it is full guaranteed.

What do you dislike?

The pricing to start is very high when compared with others like Amazon

Recommendations to others considering the product

If need start your projects consider cloud engine is simple to use. Considering the price

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Test some solution like start a project with time limited

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