Google has introduced its own cloud infrastructure platform ( IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service), a platform that will allow companies to have a large number of virtual machines capable of performing different performances in the network. Google Compute Engine is born with the support that is thequality and quantity of the infrastructure of data centers s with which the company already has Internet queen, and with intent to wrest leadership to Amazon with their service EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) and battle directly with Microsoft .
The search engine company has introduced its Google Compute Engine during its annual conference for developers that have taken place in San Francisco these days. This type of platform IaaS is intended forlarge companies that have powerful computing needs, such as a company that wants to display the structure to operate an online game or companies engaged in the research (the show that Googleconducted in The conference focused on the study of the human genome and launched to 600,000 processor cores). An impressive figure that puts into perspective the capabilities that can be achieved through this platform (and the type of customer that can be targeted).
Each virtual machine created from Google Compute Engine can count one, two, four or eight cores of processing virtual, with 3.75 GB of memory for each of the cores. The machines are based on the operating system Linux . At this point the services Amazon EC2 continue to offer more variety as possible to use both Linux and Windows . As for storage, the capacity per machine basis with a virtualized core processing amounts to 420 GB with a speed that in the case of hiring an advanced mode of access and reach transfer rates similar to those found on a hard drive Traditional.
Google Compute Engine offers several advanced options for storage. On the one hand, we have a simple disk that is linked to the life of the machine virtua l. Data is encrypted to protect them from any incursion. Once the service is terminated, the data is lost . On the other hand, we can choose apersistent disk, a storage service in which data is replicated across multiple physical disks within a data center Google . With this option, the disk speed reaches that of a traditional hard drive. In addition, we can perform backups of data and even a way to enable multiple virtual machines access the same disk. As in the previous case, all data is encrypted for extra security.
One of the great advantages of this type of service is that it is scalable , ie we can add or remove virtual machines according to the needs of enterprise computing. In addition, Google says will save up to 50% compared to alternatives. For now the platform Google Compute Engine is only available in beta for some companies.