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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 Linode?

Get a server running in minutes with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location.

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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      What are some alternatives to Google Compute Engine, Linode, and Rackspace Cloud Servers?
      Google App Engine
      Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
      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.
      Google Cloud Platform
      It helps you build what's next with secure infrastructure, developer tools, APIs, data analytics and machine learning. It is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search and YouTube.
      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.
      Microsoft Azure
      Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.
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      Review ofGoogle Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine
      • I use Google Compute Engine instances as flexible, reproducible infrastructure that scale with my data science tasks.

      • Between Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, I chose Google Cloud for its intuitive UI. SSH within the browser is very convenient.

      • Related blog post with example usage: Running an IPython Notebook on Google Compute Engine from Chrome

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      Review ofRackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

      Rackspace plays nice with Windows Server 2013. It is the most customizable platform I have worked with so far and the closest to running a private server. The dev tools are great and if you want to work in a familiar environment with as much customizability as you want this is the right server for you.

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      Review ofLinodeLinode

      My primary OS is LINUX, Linode gives me everything I need in hosting service.

      Enough RAM for the price, high speed network and CPUs.

      How developers use Google Compute Engine, Linode, and Rackspace Cloud Servers
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      Samuel Harrold uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine
      • I use Google Compute Engine instances as flexible, reproducible infrastructure that scales with my data science tasks.
      • Between Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, I chose Google Cloud for its intuitive UI. SSH within the browser is very convenient.
      • Related blog post with example usage: Running an IPython Notebook on Google Compute Engine from Chrome
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      Refractal uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

      For our cloud infrastructure, I cannot recommend Rackspace higher. They have consistently knocked it out of the park for us, especially in terms of direct support and help even beyond the call of duty.

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      Casey Smith uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Infrastructure for Google App Engine, Google Cloud Endpoints, Memcached, and Google Cloud SQL components, as well as Git repository and Jenkins CI server.

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      Yaakov Belch uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

      I used Rackspace virtual machines for all my dynamic web applications until switching to Digital ocean. I still like and recommend Rackspace.

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      Blue Shell Games uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

      Our hosting partner for four years running. Rackspace continually evolves to meet their customers' needs.

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      Simon Bernier uses LinodeLinode

      One production linode, and a staging linode that I turn on when I need it.

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      Val Neekman uses LinodeLinode

      Linode is used for load balancer, web server, database server etc.

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      BitBank uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Compute engine is used to run our live forecaster and cron jobs

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      Publitory uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

      Content is distributed via Rackspace CDN for faster file access

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      Aspire uses Rackspace Cloud ServersRackspace Cloud Servers

      Cloud host for our platform and public-facing sites.

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      Jonathan Fries uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Ghost runs on a VM from Google Compute Engine.

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      4 All Digital ltd uses LinodeLinode

      Linux images for hosting docker

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      Partners in School Innovation uses Google Compute EngineGoogle Compute Engine

      Hosting our Bitnami PSQL instance

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      TOMIS uses LinodeLinode

      Hardware for our servers

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      dotmos uses LinodeLinode

      Hosts our HTTP servers.

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