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Intel and Google Cloud

Google Cloud offers customizable solutions based on the latest Intel technologies, designed to address security, compute, and memory requirements for the most demanding enterprise workloads and applications.

Google Cloud & Intel


Get the scalable solutions your enterprise needs to move forward

Intel® Xeon® scalable processors

Boost application performance and efficiency with Intel® Xeon® scalable processors available with the C3, C2, and N2 VMs.

Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions with Anthos

Intel has Anthos Ready solutions, which provide validated configurations and infrastructure to migrate and modernize workloads with reliability at lowest cost. 

Enterprise workloads for your performance needs

Intel-based instances in Google Cloud are optimized for compute, memory, storage, and network-intensive workloads. 

Key features

Intel-powered instance benefits

Intel architecture delivers the performance required to address the broadest range of workloads and services—whether compute, networking, or storage.

General purpose workloads (N1, N2, C3)

The new C3 machine series are powered by the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor and Google’s custom Intel IPU. C3 VMs are optimized for the underlying NUMA architecture to deliver highly reliable & consistent performance.

N2 general purpose VMs with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors offer 30% or better price-performance, for a variety of workloads.

Compute-intensive workloads (C2)

These machines provide the highest performance per core and are optimized for workloads such as high performance computing, game servers, and latency-sensitive API serving.

The C2 offers 40% better performance and 90% faster CPU frequency compared to previous generation N1 instances.

Ultra-high memory (M2, M1)

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.

Intel 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable M2 instances provide large, SAP-certified VMs up to 12 TB.

Google Cloud VMware Engine

Easily lift and shift your VMware-based applications to Google Cloud without changes to your apps, tools, or processes. The service provides all the hardware and VMware licenses you need to run in a dedicated VMware SDDC in Google Cloud.  

Google Cloud VMware Engine is running on 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors providing up to 768 GB of memory.

Intel architecture chart with technical and hardware details used for workloads and services

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Technology resources and documentation

Google Cloud Basics
Intel CPUs on Compute Engine

Compute Engine provides a variety of Intel processors that are available for Compute Engine VMs.

Best Practice
Intel AI solutions and tools optimized for Google Cloud

Google Cloud's high-performance solutions based on Intel technology designed to meet the security, compute, and memory needs of enterprise workloads & applications.

Accelerate your compute-intensive workloads

Learn how to get 2x floating point performance by leveraging Intel’s AVX-512 instructions.

Google Cloud Basics
Priority support for Intel® oneAPI Base & HPC toolkit

Parallelize your code on Google Cloud today with Intel Parallel Studio XE, now available for download on Google Cloud.

Best Practice
Paving the way for tomorrow

Intel’s Kubernetes-optimized solutions, including core pinning, container security, and more.

AI Inference on Google Cloud

How to get the best out of Google Cloud VMs with Intel Xeon Scalable.