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Google Compute Engine: Hands-On Review

Google Compute Engine is a stable, reliable, and fast provider of on-demand computing resources. But it offers fewer features than rival Amazon Web Services.

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8/2/2012 | 3:42:14 AM
re: Google Compute Engine: Hands-On Review
Paul--

Good question. There are differences, and these should be addressed in an IaaS Buyer's Guide.
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7/25/2012 | 12:38:07 PM
re: Google Compute Engine: Hands-On Review
This is the first comparison of any IaaSGÇÖs service that I have seen. I am not surprised that a veteran, Amazon, in this field is out scoring a rookie, Google. I have read the review that was written and linked in the article but I am unclear. Are the comparisons equal, are they comparing apples to apples? Does Amazon offer the exact same services with their packages as Google in this comparison? If there are any differences and what are they?

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