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Google Cloud

Cloud computing platform by Google

Headquarters: US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a suite of cloud computing services offered by Google. It includes a range of hosted services for compute, storage, and application development that runs on Google's own data centers.

It stands out with its blend of infrastructure and platform as a service capabilities with a focus on big data and machine learning products.

Example customers include PayPal, GitLab, 20th Century Fox, Target, Scotiabank. Read more on Google Cloud's case studies.

What's good about Google Cloud

  • Extensive range of managed services with a focus on big data and machine learning
  • BigQuery and Google Kubernetes Engine are widely considered industry-leading solutions
  • Strong community and developer tooling
  • 40+ data centers around the world

What does Google Cloud do?

Here are some of the managed services that Google Cloud offers:

Google Cloud's Pricing

GCP's pricing structure highly depends on the service and your usage. They automatically apply continuous usage discounts.

Here are some example configurations and their estimated cost:

Example configuration Estimated cost
VM Small $20.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (E2 custom)
VM Medium $90.15 / mo 4 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (E2 custom)
VM Large $179.87 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (E2 custom)
Block Storage $4.10 / mo 100 GB
Object Storage $24.93 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $29.44 / mo
Managed PostgreSQL $93.60 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB storage
Managed Redisยฎ* $35.28 / mo 1 vCPU, 1.55 GiB RAM (Basic)
Serverless 25M Executions $47.62 / mo 25M invocations, 2nd gen, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance Depends on service
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $111.60

Note: These pricing examples are based on several assumptions. Your actual costs may differ. Always check the cloud provider's website for the most up-to-date pricing.

Where are Google Cloud's data centers located?

Based on our records, Google Cloud has at least 40 data center locations around the world:

Slug Country Location
australia-southeast1 Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Sydney
australia-southeast2 Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Melbourne
europe-west1 Belgium ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช St. Ghislain
southamerica-east1 Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Osasco, Sรฃo Paulo
northamerica-northeast1 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Montrรฉal, Quรฉbec
northamerica-northeast2 Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Toronto, Ontario
southamerica-west1 Chile ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Santiago
europe-north1 Finland ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Hamina
europe-west9 France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Paris
europe-west10 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Berlin
europe-west3 Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Frankfurt
asia-east2 Hong Kong ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong
asia-south1 India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mumbai
asia-south2 India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Delhi
asia-southeast2 Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Jakarta
me-west1 Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Tel Aviv
europe-west12 Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Turin
europe-west8 Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Milan
asia-northeast1 Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Tokyo
asia-northeast2 Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Osaka

Google Cloud Alternatives

Here are some alternatives to Google Cloud:

  • Microsoft Azure

    Azure is good alternative to Google Cloud if you're looking for a cloud provider that offers a wide range of managed services, an extensive list of data center locations around the world, and first-class integration with the rest of the Microsoft ecosystem of products.

  • Amazon Web Services

    AWS is a good alternative to Google Cloud if you're looking for a cloud provider with an extensive range of managed services with broad customer base across large enterprises and the public sector.

  • Scaleway

    Scaleway is a solid alternative to Google Cloud if you're looking for a provider based in the EU with a wide range of managed services too.

  • Oracle Cloud

    Oracle Cloud offers a solid price-performance ratio and a wide range of managed services too.

Our data for Google Cloud was last updated on Feb. 10, 2024.