Amazon EC2 vs. Google Compute Engine vs. FireHost

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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 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.

What is FireHost?

FireHost offers the most comprehensive fully managed cloud infrastructure-as-a-service available today, built specifically for the needs of companies governed by PCI and HIPAA compliance regulations. Some of the largest healthcare, payments and SaaS companies in the world subscribe to FireHost’s secure cloud to ensure their data is safe and always available.

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Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
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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 Google Compute Engine?
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    Companies

    What companies use Amazon EC2?
    3271 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
    What companies use Google Compute Engine?
    469 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
    What companies use FireHost?
    2 companies on StackShare use FireHost

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
    80 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
    What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
    41 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine
    No integrations listed yet

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

    • DigitalOcean - Deploy an SSD cloud server in less than 55 seconds with a dedicated IP and root access.
    • 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

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