Really helpful & informative piece, Austin Cooley thanks so much for sharing!
Jawna Standish
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Jawna, thank you for reading! I’m glad you found it helpful.

I think it’s important to reiterate that the improvements in clarity, simplicity, cost efficiency, etc were not in switching from AWS to GCP. The fundamental shift is from managing a cluster of VMs (EC2 yes, but GCP has the same thing with Compute Engine) to a container architecture (Docker) and a container orchestration tool (Kubernetes). AWS provides the latter as well (EC2 Container Storage), but Google is really the “Father of Container Orchestration”. 10+ years ago they built Borg as an internal tool, the fundamental container management software used by ALL the internal Google products we use today. Many of the Borg folks moved over to Kubernetes and GKE, which is why it’s becoming such a great product.

There are certainly more refined points to the differences between pricing and developer tools on AWS vs GCP, but I’ve never used EC2 Container Storage and therefore can’t speak to it!

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