Amazon EC2 vs. DigitalOcean vs. Google Compute Engine



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Description

What is Amazon EC2?

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

What is DigitalOcean?

We take the complexities out of cloud hosting by offering blazing fast, on-demand SSD cloud servers, straightforward pricing, a simple API, and an easy-to-use control panel.

What is Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine is a service that provides virtual machines that run on Google infrastructure. Google Compute Engine offers scale, performance, and value that allows you to easily launch large compute clusters on Google's infrastructure. There are no upfront investments and you can run up to thousands of virtual CPUs on a system that has been designed from the ground up to be fast, and to offer strong consistency of performance.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
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Why do developers choose DigitalOcean?
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Why do developers choose Google Compute Engine?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
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What are the cons of using DigitalOcean?
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What are the cons of using Google Compute Engine?
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Pricing

How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
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How much does DigitalOcean cost?
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How much does Google Compute Engine cost?

Companies

What companies use Amazon EC2?
4228 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
What companies use DigitalOcean?
1107 companies on StackShare use DigitalOcean
What companies use Google Compute Engine?
664 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine

Integrations

What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
85 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
What tools integrate with DigitalOcean?
30 tools on StackShare integrate with DigitalOcean
What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
43 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine

What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, DigitalOcean, and Google Compute Engine?

  • Microsoft Azure - Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios.
  • Linode - Deploy and Manage Linux Virtual Servers in the Linode Cloud.
  • Rackspace Cloud Servers - Powerful Linux and Windows servers in minutes
  • Scaleway - BareMetal SSD cloud servers

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Craig Buchanan
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I use DigitalOcean because of the simplicity of using their basic offerings, such as droplets. In AppAttack, we need low-level control of our infrastructure so we can rapidly deploy a custom training web application on-demand for each training session, and building a Kubernetes cluster on top of DigitalOcean droplets allowed us to do exactly that.

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