Google Compute Engine vs. Rackspace Cloud Servers vs. Joyent Cloud



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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.

What is Joyent Cloud?

Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure company, offering the only solution specifically built to power real-time web and mobile applications.

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Why do developers choose Google Compute Engine?
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Why do developers choose Rackspace Cloud Servers?
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Why do developers choose Joyent Cloud?
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What are the cons of using Google Compute Engine?
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What are the cons of using Joyent Cloud?
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How much does Google Compute Engine cost?
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How much does Joyent Cloud cost?
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What companies use Google Compute Engine?
724 companies on StackShare use Google Compute Engine
What companies use Rackspace Cloud Servers?
130 companies on StackShare use Rackspace Cloud Servers
What companies use Joyent Cloud?
6 companies on StackShare use Joyent Cloud
What tools integrate with Google Compute Engine?
43 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 tools integrate with Joyent Cloud?
12 tools on StackShare integrate with Joyent Cloud

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

  • Amazon EC2 - Scalable, pay-as-you-go compute capacity in the cloud.
  • 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.

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