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Google Compute Engine is the public cloud built by Google. It provides infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service capabilities that rival Amazon Web Services. Today’s guest Joe Beda was there from the beginning of GCE, and he was also one of the early engineers on the Kubernetes project.
Google’s internal systems have made it easy for employees to spin up compute resources, but it was not a simple task to make this internal cloud consumable by the public–not to mention competitive with AWS. In order for a cloud provider to be successful, it needs to offer self-healing, self-managing infrastructure that can run microservices.