June 29, 2019
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Google Compute Engine
Google Compute Engine is used by the DevOps team for hosted Windows servers. This alleviates countless concerns with having a server on-site, and is very comparable to other hosting providers.
- We are able to select a custom amount of vCPU and Memory resources.
- It provides pricing estimates on the page when configuring a new instance (versus having to reference separate documentation).
- We are able to tie into G-Suite User Directory for access control to the Google Compute Engine console.
- It would be nice to move a Google Compute Engine Server to a different project without having to recreate it.
- We have been able to create server instances in regions of the US where AWS doesn't have a data center, which has allowed us to secure customers with the highest performance possible, instead of having them connect to AWS data centers much further away.
- Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
The two products are very similar. For what we use each for, the difference is negligible, and we actually use both AWS EC2 and Google Compute Engine GCE.
Google Compute Engine is very similar to AWS EC2, and in most of the same regions, but also in a couple of additional geographic locations. So if proximity is crucial, there are some additional options with GCE over AWS EC2.