Amazon EC2 vs. Google Compute Engine vs. Packet

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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 Packet?

Deploy screaming fast dedicated servers in under 10 minutes via portal, API, or common cloud orchestration tools. No hypervisor, modern IPv6 network, and hourly pricing.
Why do developers choose Amazon EC2?
Why do you like Amazon EC2?

Why do developers choose Google Compute Engine?
Why do you like Google Compute Engine?

Why do developers choose Packet?
Why do you like Packet?

What are the cons of using Amazon EC2?
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What are the cons of using Google Compute Engine?
No Cons submitted yet for Google Compute Engine
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What are the cons of using Packet?
No Cons submitted yet for Packet
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How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
Amazon EC2 Pricing
How much does Google Compute Engine cost?
How much does Packet cost?
Packet Pricing
What companies use Amazon EC2?
4455 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
What companies use Google Compute Engine?
740 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
What companies use Packet?
10 companies on StackShare use Packet
What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
89 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
44 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine
What tools integrate with Packet?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Packet

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

  • 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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