Comparing AWS and Google Cloud — An overview

A common question around cloud hosting goes something like this — Aren’t all public cloud offerings more or less the same? Compute Instances, Database and Blob Storage, Similar sounding networking (VPCs) and Security Options (subnets, firewalls) — Isn’t it true that if you know one, you know them all?

While things appear to be similar on the surface, the way each cloud vendor implements…