Not all cloud infrastructure is the same, as David Mytton discovered when he started looking into Google Cloud. The service differs markedly from AWS and SoftLayer in these five key ways.
Amazon has set the standard for how we expect cloud infrastructure to behave, but Google doesn’t conform to these standards in some surprising ways. So, if you’re looking at Google Cloud, here are some things you need to be aware of.1. Google Compute Engine Zones are probably in Ireland and Oklahoma2. Google’s Compute Zones may be isolated, but they’re surprisingly close together3. Scheduled maintenance takes zones offline for up to two weeks