AWS vs Google Cloud

Are you looking for a public cloud solution and in doubt between Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud? Then you haven’t heard about Fuga Cloud yet. Fuga Cloud is the newest public cloud in the Netherlands, completely based on OpenStack.

Fuga Cloud offers several advantages over the old guard, AWS and Google Cloud. Would you like to try our public cloud first? No problem. Leave us your email address, receive € 25 Fuga Cloud credits and discover Fuga Cloud without having any costs.


Software developer We Make IT Work is looking for a cloud solution to host the applications they develop for their clients. A server with 2 cores, 2048 MB RAM and 40 GB SSD disk space will do for a start. In the overview below, two instances of AWS and Google Cloud are compared to the c1.small of Fuga Cloud. This last one meets the requested specifications of We Make IT Work exactly.

  • AWS t2.medium
  • Open source No
  • CPU 2 cores
  • RAM memory 4295 MB
  • Diskspace 40 GB SSD
  • Monthly costs € 40,60
  • IOPS activities pay per use
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2
  • Open source No
  • CPU 2 cores
  • RAM memory 1800 MB
  • Diskspace None
    configured separately
  • Monthly costs € 37,66
  • IOPS activities for free
  • Fuga c1.small
  • Open source Yes OpenStack
  • CPU 2 cores
  • RAM memory 2048 MB
  • Diskspace 40 GB SSD
  • Monthly costs € 20,00
  • IOPS activities for free
  • Open source
  • AWS t2.medium No
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 No
  • Fuga c1.small Yes OpenStack
  • CPU
  • AWS t2.medium 2 cores
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 2 cores
  • Fuga c1.small 2 cores
  • Ram memory
  • AWS t2.medium 4295 MB
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 1800 MB
  • Fuga c1.small 2048 MB
  • Diskspace
  • AWS t2.medium 40 GB SSD
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 None
    configured separately
  • Fuga c1.small 40 GB SSD
  • Monthly costs
  • AWS t2.medium € 40,60
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 € 37,66
  • Fuga c1.small € 20,00
  • IOPS activities
  • AWS t2.medium pay per use
  • Google Cloud n1-highcpu-2 for free
  • Fuga c1.small for free
Monthly costs are based on a period of 4 weeks / 720 hours. Latest update of this calculation is April 14, 2016. For this calculation, the AWS pricing calculator, Google Cloud pricing calculator and the Fuga pricing calculator have been used. More information about IOPS at Google Cloud can be found here. By default, each Google Cloud Compute Engine instance (like the n1-highcpu-2) has a small root persistent disk that contains the operating system. Extra persistent disks and local SSDs can be added manually. The exact size of this small root persistent disk is not specified at their storage page. At Fuga Cloud, the c1.small instance contains 40 GB SSD diskspace.

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“The thought behind the Fuga Cloud platform is very similar to what Amazon offers, but at much lower costs.”

Bart Matthaei, Owner of Ambrero

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AWS & Google Cloud vs Fuga

1. Hosted in The Netherlands

Unlike AWS and Google Cloud, Fuga is 100% Dutch. We use Dutch data centers and your data is protected by Dutch and European privacy laws. Fuga Cloud customers aren’t affected by the Safe Harbor agreement or the new EU-US Privacy Shield, which hasn’t been ratified yet. With Fuga Cloud you comply with Dutch and European legislation and privacy policies on the protection of your own and your customers’ data.

2. No vendor lock-in

AWS and Google Cloud have a self-built platform. Fuga Cloud is based on OpenStack, which is open source software. This allows you to easily migrate your data and applications to other OpenStack cloud providers should you want to do so. Choosing an open source solution prevents you from getting locked-in by the cloud platform you use, which is the case with AWS and Google Cloud. By using Fuga, you choose flexibility and freedom.

3. No additional costs

With Fuga Cloud, you can select the most suitable configuration for your needs and immediately know what it will cost. With AWS you pay for every IOPS (read and write) transaction; Fuga Cloud doesn’t charge for these unpredictable variables. The only thing you have to pay for, apart from your configuration, is traffic.

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