The Basics

Google Cloud
Website cloud.google.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2008
Data Center Locations 40
Example Customers PayPal, GitLab, 20th Century Fox, Target, Scotiabank
Microsoft Azure
Website azure.microsoft.com
Headquarters United States of America 🇺🇸
Founded 2008
Data Center Locations 66
Example Customers General Motors, NHS, Fujitsu, NBA

Cost Comparison

How do Google Cloud's prices compare against Microsoft Azure?

Example configuration Google Cloud Microsoft Azure
VM Small $20.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (E2 custom) $7.49 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM (B1s)
VM Medium $90.15 / mo 4 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (E2 custom) $137.52 / mo 4 vCPU, 8 GB RAM (A4v2)
VM Large $179.87 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (E2 custom) $288.00 / mo 8 vCPU, 16 GB RAM (A8v2)
Block Storage $4.10 / mo 100 GB $9.60 / mo 128 GiB
Object Storage $24.93 / mo 1 TB $21.50 / mo 1 TB
Load Balancer $29.44 / mo $23.25 / mo Standard
Managed PostgreSQL $93.60 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM, 50 GB storage $131.89 / mo 2 vCPU, 4 GiB RAM, 50 GB storage (Gen 5)
Managed Redis®* $35.28 / mo 1 vCPU, 1.55 GiB RAM (Basic) $39.60 / mo 1 vCPU, 1 GiB RAM (Basic C1)
Serverless 25M Executions $47.62 / mo 25M invocations, 2nd gen, 150 ms duration $29.80 / mo 25M invocations, 512 MB RAM, 150 ms duration
Free egress allowance Depends on service 100 GB / mo
1 TB of egress beyond allowance $111.60 $78.30

Note: Our 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.

Which services do they offer?

Here are some of the managed services that Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure offer:

Service Google Cloud Microsoft Azure
Block Storage
Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Container Registry
GPU-powered Servers
Load Balancer
Managed Containers
Managed Kubernetes
Managed MySQL
Managed PostgreSQL
Managed Redis®*
Object Storage
Serverless Cron Jobs
Serverless Functions
Static Sites
Virtual Private Server (VPS)

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