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Google Compute Engine ( Is it challenging to Amazon EC2?? )

Posted by Brajesh Panda on July 2, 2012

As per Om Malik’s Gigacom Article;

The focus of the Google Compute engine is on performance, scale and value. In order to show its performance and scale, Google is planning to show off a genomic app that runs on 600,000 cores. Another app will use 10,000 virtual machines. And if that isn’t enough, the company says it will offer 50 percent more compute resources compared to other shared cloud infrastructures. Translation: It’s a shot across the bow of Amazon Web Services’ EC2 offering.

If this is true I will say it is a Grid Computing not just cloud 😉 (whatever the marketing word is). You may like to take a look at my very 1st article about all these cloud, grid, saas, paas, iaas.

As per my understanding I can say, Google Compute Engine will be providing on demand computing services in terms of infrastructure (Infrastructure as a Service) from Google’s world wide data centers. Industry Pundits are saying pricing is going to give a hard time to EC2.

Here are some articles for your reading;

Product Page: http://cloud.google.com/products/compute-engine.html

Product Pricing: http://cloud.google.com/pricing/compute-engine.html

Google Blog: http://googledevelopers.blogspot.it/2012/06/google-compute-engine-computing-without.html

Om Malik’s Article: http://gigaom.com/cloud/taking-on-amazon-google-launches-compute-on-demand-rival-to-ec2/

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