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Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure service provided as part of the Google Cloud Platform. Compute Engine is made up of three major components: virtual machines, persistent disks, and networks. It is available at several Google datacenters worldwide and is provided exclusively on an on-demand basis. This means Compute Engine neither charges any upfront fees for deployment nor locks down the customer. At the same time, Compute Engine provides steep discounts for sustained use. These sustained-use discounts, without any upfront subscription fees, are an industry first; this pricing innovation shows that Google ...

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