Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine

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Score 8.2 out of 100
Google Compute Engine

Overview

Recent Reviews

Great Service

9 out of 10
October 28, 2019
We use Google Compute Engine to host a variety of services including proxy servers, small websites, and peripheral services. Additionally, …
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Excelent cloud solution

10 out of 10
August 20, 2019
Using Google Compute Engine, you can manage your costs. It helps to avoid the high costs of buying hardware and setting up a new server …
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Google delivers

9 out of 10
June 29, 2019
Google Compute Engine is used by the DevOps team for hosted Windows servers. This alleviates countless concerns with having a server …
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Popular Features

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Security controls (27)

9.0
90%

Operating system support (27)

8.6
86%

Pre-defined machine images (27)

6.0
60%

Monitoring tools (27)

5.7
57%

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Pricing

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Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory

0.000892 / GB

Cloud
Hour

Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory

$0.001907 / GB

Cloud
Hour

One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory

$0.002669 / GB

Cloud
Hour

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $0 GB

Features Scorecard

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

7.7
77%

Product Details

What is Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product from Google Cloud. It provides virtual machines with carbon-neutral infrastructure which run on the same data centers that Google itself uses.

Predefined Machine Types
Virtual machine configurations for micro instances to instances with up to 160 vCPUs and 3.75 TB of memory

Custom Machine Types
Or create and customized, virtual machines with the shape (i.e. vCPU and memory) needed for each project

Persistent Disks
Network storage, up to 64 TB in size, can be attached to VMs as persistent disks. Create persistent disks in HDD or SSD formats. If a VM instance is terminated, its persistent disk retains data and can be attached to another instance. Take snapshots create new persistent disks from that snapshot.

Local SSD
Always-encrypted local solid-state drive (SSD) block storage. Local SSDs are physically attached to the server hosting the virtual machine instance. Local SSD sizes up to 3 TB are available for any VM with at least 1 vCPU.

Global Load Balancing
Distribute incoming requests across pools of instances across multiple regions.

Batch Processing
Cost effectively run large compute and batch jobs using Preemptible VMs. Fixed pricing and no contracts or reservations make it easy: simply check a box when you create the VM and turn them off when the work is done.

Containers
Run, manage, and orchestrate Docker containers directly on Compute Engine VMs or with Google Kubernetes Engine.

Google Compute Engine Competitors

Google Compute Engine Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product from Google Cloud. It provides virtual machines with carbon-neutral infrastructure which run on the same data centers that Google itself uses.

How much does Google Compute Engine cost?

Google Compute Engine starts at $0.004237.

What is Google Compute Engine's best feature?

Reviewers rate Security controls highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Google Compute Engine?

The most common users of Google Compute Engine are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
  • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The Google brand itself for some reason dissuades my technicians from calling and using the service package. For some reason, whether for the brand or experience with Google products, Google is seen as functional but not supportive. We prefer to research and find certified contractors instead of using the support system. It would be interesting to assess the drivers behind this choice.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google Compute Engine offer support 24/24, 7/7, 365. Easy to reach support team. Very fast response with a very good solutions. Support team is very polite and very professional. We contacted few time the support time and each time we received the best responses and solutions. Also the community team is big an cool.You can ask support to help with migration or maintenance.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I haven't really had a great experience dealing with Google's support staff. They are nice, but don't appear to be native English speakers with years of experience doing analytics. From my experience, Google's support is similar to what large companies' customer support used to be, before they figured out that customer service actually matters.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Support on GCE is top-notch. Google support engineers are able to access Stackdriver dashboards and review metrics alongside the support requester so that a solution can be reached with minimal back and forth. GCE support does not typically ask for logs until they are absolutely needed and even then they are considerate with time. The support process is collaborative.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Google Compute Engine provides the best tools to control your virtual server in the cloud. The support team is very receptive. Easy to contact and very fast response. The support team offered very good solutions and very efficient. The best support that we ever contacted. We recommend Google Compute Engine.