GCE: A reasonable choice of deploying scalable applications
May 01, 2021

GCE: A reasonable choice of deploying scalable applications

Manjeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine is being used across the company for all of the server needs. It lets us create VMs with a variety of customizable options. It does give us a predefined set of VMs that can be directly used based on needs. It also helps us to reduce the cost by using the right size of VMs.
  • It's very easy to spin up a VM from the console. We can say the console is very user-friendly.
  • Set of predefined VMs ready to be used for different needs.
  • Options of preemptible VMs which help reduce the considerable amount of cost.
  • Spin up takes some time and that's where containers come into the picture.
  • Setting up security for created VMs is still messy and it can be simpler.
  • It helps us deploying the services faster.
  • Better monitoring and alerting to monitor the systems.
  • Cost reduction with VMs usage recommendations.
  • Google App Engine
Google App Engine is a platform as a service where everything is taken care of by Google and we just need to write the code and deploy it onto it.
But we hardly have much control over the VMs and the OS offering is not much. We had a limited amount of OS version supported. Auto-scalability was also one of the reason.
We got rid of all the problems once we made a decision to use the GCE VMs

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Google App Engine, Google BigQuery, BigTable
GCE is well suited for the following scenarios. GCE is very easy to use, and we can navigate on the console easily for trying various options. Reasonable pricing for the VMs help to reduce the overall budget. Recommendations for running VMs to scale up or down. Set of predefined VM types. Preemptible instances.

Google Compute Engine Feature Ratings

Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Dynamic scaling
Elastic load balancing
Not Rated
Pre-configured templates
Monitoring tools
Pre-defined machine images
Operating system support
Security controls