(The Hosting News) – On Monday, Google announced their general availability for its Google Compute Engine (GCE), an “infrastructure-as-a-Service product offering flexible, self-managed virtual machines.”
Originally introduced in June 2012, GCE will be part of Google’s Cloud Platform that features Google Cloud Storage, Google App Engine, and Google BigQuery.
The service will feature lower prices and many new features including transparent maintenance with live migration technology to perform “proactive” maintenance updates.
“Google Compute Engine is now generally available with a 99.95% monthly SLA and 24×7 support. We’ve eliminated maintenance windows with live migration, cut prices by 10%, added support for Red Hat, SUSE, FreeBSD, or any Linux variant you want, and introduced new 16-core instances,” states on their Cloud Platform website.
Google Compute Engine customers include companies such as Snapchat, Rovio, Cooladata, and Wix, among many others.
The new service will rival against services such as Amazon’s Web Service and Microsoft Azure.