Run on Google’s Infrastructure
By choosing Google Cloud Platform, you can build on the same
that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds,
serve 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month and provide storage for 1
Billion Gmail users. Our infrastructure is protected by more than 500 top experts
in information, application, and network security. Google data centers are the most
energy efficient and environmentally-friendly in the world.
High performance virtual machines
Cloud Platform provides fast and consistent performance across the range of
computing, storage and application services. With powerful processing, access
to the memory you need and high IOPS, your application will deliver consistent
performance to your users. You enjoy the benefits of reduced latency
and avoid noisy-neighbor problems.
Optimized for your workload
Innovative solutions like Nearline Storage,
Custom Machine Types,
and Preemptible VMs,
you can tailor Cloud Platform to your workload and your budget.
Fast global networking
Google has one of the largest and most advanced software-defined computer networks.
Google’s backbone network has thousands of miles of fiber optic cable, uses
advanced software-defined networking and has edge caching services to deliver fast,
consistent and scalable performance.
Multiple points of presence across the globe provides strong redundancy.
Your data is securely mirrored across storage devices in multiple locations.
Virtual machines never go down for scheduled maintenance with new, built-in
live-migration technology. Get the peace of mind of knowing hosts are patched
and data centers are maintained without the headaches of downtime.
Security as a core focus
The Google security model
is an end-to-end process, including data center physical security. With Cloud
Platform your applications and data take advantage of the same security model.
Cloud Platform products are designed and built with security as a core design and
development requirement, and subscribe to certain
Google’s site reliability engineering teams oversee operations of the platform
systems to ensure high availability, and prevent abuse of platform resources.
Security compliance standards and certifications
Our customers and regulators expect independent verification of security, privacy
and compliance controls. Google undergoes several regular
independent third party audits
where an independent auditor has examined the controls present in our data centers,
infrastructure and operations. Cloud Platform complies with top certifications, like
ISO 27001, SOC 2/3, and PCI DSS 3.0.
As part of Google’s rigorous privacy and compliance standards and commitment to
our customers, Google Cloud Platform offers EU model contract clauses for customers
subject to the EU Data Protection Directive.
Designed for energy efficiency
Google is built on data centers
designed to save water and electricity.
Compared to five years ago, we now get around 3 times the computing power out
of the same amount of energy. We continue to
measure and improve
the efficiency of our energy use. We're the first major Internet services company
to gain external certifications of our high environmental and energy management
standards throughout our data centers, including
and ISO 50001.
Carbon neutral and committed to renewable energy
Google has been carbon-neutral since 2007.
We have a goal to power our operations with 100% renewable energy and to help
achieve that, we have committed to purchase nearly 2 gigawatts of renewable energy
to date, making us the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world.
We're currently using renewable energy to power 37% of our operations
and expect this to increase significantly in the next 2 years. We’ve committed more
than $2.5 billion of investment into 22 renewable energy projects that provide
attractive financial returns and could dramatically accelerate clean energy use.