High-performing virtual machines

Move your infrastructure to the cloud with VMs you can spin up in seconds
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  • Only pay for what you use
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    Deploy a preconfigured virtual machine with support for any language

    Get up and running quickly on a Linux instance with predefined machine configurations. Deploy your apps in PHP, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Ruby, Go, and more.
  • Leave the IT management to us

    When you move to the cloud, you no longer have to worry about system upgrades, infrastructure maintenance, or security patches. Your team can focus on growing your business. And you only have to pay for the resources you use — down to the second.
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    Quickly add more virtual machines when you need them

    Whether you’re launching a new application or your site has a sudden spike in traffic, you can scale your capacity on demand. Persistent disk and local SSD block storage provide consistent performance and throughput as you grow.
  • Stay secure, stay compliant

    Rely on our multi-layered secured infrastructure, regular patches with no planned outages, and team of dedicated security professionals to help protect yourself from threats. Google Cloud Platform also meets rigorous global security and privacy standards like ISO 27001, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3.
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One of our customers needed confirmation of certain levels of security, and we were able to show that we could meet their requirements with Google Cloud. If we were running our own data center, we probably wouldn’t have been able to do it.
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Spin up a high-performing VM in seconds

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for new customers
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$51.95 estimated per month*
  • Per-second billing
  • Debian Linux instance preconfigured with 2 virtual CPUs, 7.5GB RAM, and 20GB storage
  • Persistent disk and local SSD block storage
  • Supports PHP, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Ruby, Go, and more
*This is an estimated price for running 2 virtual CPUs and 7.5GB RAM. The actual price may differ depending on duration of use, VM zone, and the actual usage of CPU, memory, network, and other factors.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use a virtual machine for?

For many small and medium businesses, moving to the cloud starts with a single virtual machine. You can use VMs for things like backing up data, replacing old or unsupported machines, hosting secure email, and supporting SaaS applications and mobility.

How do I migrate my current virtual machines to Google Cloud?

Most of our customers work with a partner to help them assess, plan, configure networks, and replicate their virtual machines on Google Cloud. Alternatively, you can handle the migration yourself using our free tools. Read more about the benefits of both approaches and get suggestions for verified partners here.

What are the specifications for this preconfigured instance?

Each Debian VM comes with two virtual CPUs, 7.5GB RAM, and 20GB storage. If you need more compute, networking, or storage capabilities, you can easily deploy additional instances.