Amazon EC2 vs. Google Compute Engine vs. Rackspace Cloud Servers

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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 Rackspace Cloud Servers?

Cloud Servers is based on OpenStack, the open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. With the open cloud, you get reliable cloud hosting, without locking your data into one proprietary platform.

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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?
    Downsides of Amazon EC2?

    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 Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    No Cons submitted yet for Rackspace Cloud Servers
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    Pricing

    How much does Amazon EC2 cost?
    Amazon EC2 Pricing
    How much does Google Compute Engine cost?
    How much does Rackspace Cloud Servers cost?
    Rackspace Cloud Servers Pricing

    Companies

    What companies use Amazon EC2?
    3216 companies on StackShare use Amazon EC2
    What companies use Google Compute Engine?
    454 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
    What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    108 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Amazon EC2?
    79 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon EC2
    What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
    41 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Compute Engine
    What tools integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers?
    32 tools on StackShare integrate with Rackspace Cloud Servers

    What are some alternatives to Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Rackspace Cloud Servers?

    • 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.
    • Scaleway - BareMetal SSD cloud servers

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