Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Windows Server Now Available on Google Compute Engine

Google announced general availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on its cloud compute service.

For Windows Server instances, Google Compute Engine promises "increased uptime due to transparent maintenance, cheap and predictable block storage, and best in class Google Cloud Storage Nearline backup. Sharepoint, SQL and Exchange Server, and other Microsoft applications are also available to Compute Engine customers via the Microsoft License Mobility program."

Other OSes supported by Google Compute Engine include CentOS, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE, Ubuntu, CoreOS, FreeBSD, openSUSE, and SELinux.