Google Compute Engine is great and cost effective for simplified use cases
November 20, 2021

Google Compute Engine is great and cost effective for simplified use cases

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Compute Engine

Our specific department uses google cloud for its data analytics capabilities but also for its scalable and flexible virtual/compute infrastructure. We have some large jobs that we will provision ad-hoc compute to assist as needed. Google Compute Engine excels in this area and has never failed us.
  • Auto Scaling
  • Flexible Instance Sizes
  • Easy to understand pricing model
  • More inside the UI advanced capabilities would be nice
  • Customer is currently forced to learn the CLI to do advanced functions / scripting
  • Stability is just not the same as other cloud providers in our experience.
  • Compute Resources
  • Storage
  • Big Data
  • Being able to leverage Google's pricing has saved us considerable sums of money
  • Being able to scale up on demand saves our customers a considerable amount of time
  • It acts as a fantastic resource for multi-cloud strategies including backups
Google Cloud lacks the features and compatibility of the other cloud providers. It makes up for that with highly specialized and perfected services like their Big Data and Query features.

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We use Google Compute Engine in a hybrid and multi-cloud solution. We find that using it for direct ad-hoc use cases meets all of our demands. We have attempted some more complex networking and multi-regional use cases but were not able to achieve satisfactory results. Google Compute Engine is extremely appropriate for anyone requiring quick, scalable, reliable infrastructure.

Google Compute Engine Feature Ratings

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