Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Google Compute Engine Boots 1000s VM in Seconds

Google claims its Infrastructure as a Service is now able to boot 1,000 VMs in seconds.  This provides the ability to activate very large workloads on Google's infrastructure with what Google is calling consistent cross-machine bandwidth over its software-defined fiber infrastructure.

Google Compute Engine service now provides native load-balancing to spread incoming network traffic across a pool of instances. Billing is on a minimum of 10 minute increments. Google is providing a number of configuration tools, including a RESTful API and Web console.