Which Virtual Machine is Best: Google’s Compute Engine or Amazon’s EC2? It Depends.
The Internet might seem like a Wild West of chaotic connections and interactions, and it often is. Companies like Google and Amazon have managed to create order out of chaos for years by understanding the internals of the Internet. In recent years, Google and Amazon have leveraged that experience gained over those years into a robust suite of product offerings called Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS.
The cornerstone of IaaS is the virtual machines that customers can use to virtualize servers. How do you choose between these two experienced giants when the time comes for your organization to start using Cloud-based virtual machines? Both are excellent at what they do and have brought significant experience to their offerings.
The answer is, “It Depends”. There is no wrong choice to be made; but that is not to say they are identical.
In Logentries’ latest article, How to Compare Google Compute Engine & AWS EC2, we compare several components of Google Compute Engine and Amazon Web Services EC2, including:
- How the two virtual machine products are structured. Including marketplace offerings and available hardware configurations.
- Important geographic concerns, such as latency, disaster durability, and legal issues.
- How virtual networking is handled across the two services.
- Available storage options.
- And more
Want to learn more about which virtual machine is best for you? Download Logentries’ free whitepaper, How to Compare Google Compute Engine & AWS EC2.