What is Google Compute Engine?
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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
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.