Secure and customizable compute service that lets you create and run virtual machines on Google’s infrastructure.
New customers get $300 in free credits to spend on Google Cloud. All customers get a general purpose machine (e2-micro instance) per month for free, not charged against your credits.
Predefined machine types: Start running quickly with pre-built and ready-to-go configurations.
Custom machine types: Create VMs with optimal amounts of vCPU and memory, while balancing cost.
Spot machines: Reduce computing costs by up to 91%.
Confidential computing: Encrypt your most sensitive data while it’s being processed.
Rightsizing recommendations: Optimize resource utilization with automatic recommendations.
Tau VMs are the lowest cost solution for scale-out workloads on Compute Engine, with up to 42% higher price-performance compared to general-purpose VMs of any of the leading public cloud vendors. Choose from x86 or Arm-based VMs to meet your workload and business requirements.
Memory-optimized machines offer the highest memory configurations with up to 12 TB for a single instance. They are well suited to memory-intensive workloads such as large in-memory databases like SAP HANA, and in-memory data analytics workloads.
Compute-optimized machines provide the highest performance per core on Compute Engine and are optimized for workloads such as high performance computing (HPC), game servers, and latency-sensitive API serving.
H3 offers up to 3x improvement in per-node performance, improved scalability for multi-node workloads, and up to 2x better price performance, compared to the prior generation C2 instances.