Your Google Cloud Platform compute options, explained
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:
- Learn how Google Cloud Platform services map to Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Check out Google Cloud Platform for AWS professionals: A guide designed to equip users familiar with AWS with the key concepts required to get started with Google Cloud Platform
- Learn how Google Cloud Platform services map to Microsoft Azure services