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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:

Product Pricing:

Google Blog:

Om Malik’s Article:


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Cloud Computing

Posted by Brajesh Panda on December 25, 2009

Way Back

Are we shifting to old days of technology?

Are we taking a backward step towards old days computing?

I think yes but in a refined manner. Today we are consolidating our computing infrastructure back to a Centralized Model, merely converting our commodity computers to a Thin Terminal. Remember those old computing era with a dump terminal telenting to a huge UNIX machine.
In current days computing has been commoditized brining more power in Server Computing and Home Computers. However in same time it increased the management & environment nightmares; of course CAPEX is also bringing a kind of stagnancy to the modern era computing. In the same time Service Oriented Architecture pushing the whole industry to adopt a refined modern era computing system called Cloud Computing!!

Although cloud computing is an emerging field of computer science, the idea has been around for a few years. However it still confuses most of technocrats to define it clearly. Cloud science is more similar to legacy Grid Technology which is based on parallel processing.

Let me try to keep it simple
Cloud computing is a way to deliver services rather than applications which is completely independent of underlying platform, infrastructure hardware & location. It is called could because services exist in a cloud of computers or servers which provide better resilience and on demand supercomputing capacity. These computers can be located in a same place or different place connected with private link circuit or public internet. Cloud computing can be used for;
Infrastructure as a service (Joynet, Amazon EC2, Nirvanix)
Platform as a service (Google Apps)
Software as a service (
Application, Data, Storage as Service

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