Video: Google Compute Engine vs OpenStack
Last updated: January 21, 2018
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OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.
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2015 - Google is joining OpenStack
Google is joining the OpenStack Foundation as the open source project’s newest corporate sponsor, which includes a $25,000-per-year sponsorship commitment. The focus of Google’s participation will be on Linux containers and integrating the Google-incubated Kubernetes container management tool into OpenStack. OpenStack’s other corporate sponsors include the likes of Alcatel-Lucent, Citrix, Comcast, Cray, GoDaddy, Fujitsu, Oracle, SAP, Nokia and the Linux Foundation. More than the (by Google standards) small financial commitment, though, Google’s participation is almost a symbolic gesture given the company’s previous involvement in the project. Google already has informally collaborated with OpenStack on a number of projects like the Murano application catalog and in the Magnum container orchestration service in the past, will contribute engineering resources to the project.
2015 - Google Compute Engine adds Windows Server to stand out over OpenStack
Google made Windows Server support on its Compute Engine platform available for all. Cloud Engine users are now covered by Google’s Compute Engine SLA when they run their applications on Windows Server 2012 R2 and the older Windows Server 2008 R2. This also means developers can now use Google’s platform to run their Active Directory, SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange and ASP.NET servers. Google offers Microsoft License Mobility for its platform, so Microsoft customers can move their existing software licenses from their on-premise deployments to Google’s cloud without having to pay any additional licensing fees.