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Your Google Cloud Platform compute options, explained

June 7, 2016
Alex Barrett

GCP Blog Editor, Google Cloud Platform Blog

When choosing to host an application on Google Cloud Platform, one of the first decisions organizations make is which compute offering to choose from: Google Compute Engine (GCE)? Google App Engine (GAE)? Google Container Engine (GKE)? There’s no right answer — it all depends on your developers’ preferences, what kind of functionality the application requires, and the use case.

Our new “Choosing a Computing Option” guide is a convenient way to visualize all these options at a glance, to help you make the best choice for your application. Then again, you may not want to choose. There’s nothing stopping you from choosing multiple compute options, across different application tiers.

And going a step further, if you’re comparing compute options across cloud providers, these resources will be helpful:

If you’ve built an application that spans GCE, GAE and GKE or across other clouds, send us a note on Twitter @googlecloud. We’d love to hear more!

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