Google Enters the IaaS Club; Announces Google Compute Engine
Here are some of the early observations –
- The platform will offer Linux VMs available in 1,2,4 and 8 cores with each core supporting 3.75 GB RAM.
- Each compute unit is called GCU or GQ. 2.75 GQ represents the minimum power of one logical core.
- Though it may be possible to host web applications, Google is emphasizing on batch processing, analytics and high performance computing.
- The service will be eventually available across Americas, Europe and APAC.
- Static IP address can be associated with each VM.
- Persistent block storage devices can be attached to the VMs
- There is a planned maintenance downtime for the VMs. Customers will be notified two weeks in advance. This may be present only during the developer preview.
We will bring the complete analysis of Google Compute Engine shortly!