Google Compute Engine - Google announces Amazon EC2 competitor
Google today announced Google Compute Engine, an IaaS platform for Linux VMs on Google's extensive infrastructure, and a direct competitor to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
One of the most interesting notes from the announcement is that Google have been working behind the scenes with both Chef and Puppet to provide integration with GCE from the outset:
At launch, we have worked with a number of partners - such as RightScale, Puppet Labs, , Numerate, Cliqr and MapR - to integrate their products with Google Compute Engine. These partners offer management services that make it easy for you to move your applications to the cloud and between different cloud environments.»