Google Compute Engine Review
April 11, 2016

Google Compute Engine Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Compute Engine

It is being used by a department. It is used to host our school department's website, which is used by both teaching assistants and students.

Pros

  • UNIX-style command line tools
  • Web-based console panel
  • Persistent disks

Cons

  • Web console is a bit slow
  • It has been cheaper overall to host our website.
Google App Engine is slower in comparison, and costs more than Google Compute Engine. We chose Google Compute Engine because Google App Engine was way too slow (mainly due to having to use Google Cloud Storage).
Since it is still relatively new compared to Amazon's EC2, Google Compute Engine is not as appropriate for projects that need to be as reliable as possible. It is, however, fine for small projects.

Google Compute Engine Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
10
Dynamic scaling
9
Elastic load balancing
9
Pre-configured templates
8
Monitoring tools
7
Pre-defined machine images
8
Operating system support
9
Security controls
10

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