Updated October 28, 2019
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Google Compute Engine
We use Google Compute Engine to host a variety of services including proxy servers, small websites, and peripheral services. Additionally, we make use of the Google Compute Engine to quickly spin up instances for testing and experimentation and then destroy them once finished without incurring a lot of costs, both money and time.
- GCE is well suited for multi-environment testing, development, and experimentation.
- Very cost effective.
- If you want to do something outside of a standard image it can be a little cumbersome.
- Allowing GCE to handle the infrastructure has allowed us to focus our time on our product.
- The ease of spinning up new instances for development and testing has allowed us to be more productive.
We have used a few other cloud providers of similar services and continue to use Google Compute Engine because it fits well within our technology stack and is cost-effective while providing the service we need. It has allowed us to use and experiment with many more environments than ever would be possible using physical servers.
Google Compute Engine is particularly well suited for multi-environment testing, development, and experimentation with the low cost of spinning up small instances along with the speed at which it can be done. It also does well hosting small websites and proxy servers that don't see a lot of network traffic.