When comparing Gandi vs Google Cloud Platform, the Slant community recommends Gandi for most people. In the question“What are the best VPS providers?” Gandi is ranked 7th while Google Cloud Platform is ranked 8th.
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Pro Best in basic features
Pro Private Whois registration is included
Private whois registration is provided without any extra charges.
Pro All-inclusive package
Pro Two-factor authentication
Pro Programmatic API support.
Pro Free unlimited subdomains
Pro Free email forwarding
Pro Free web mail
Pro Strong Anti-SOPA stance
Gandi took a stand against SOPA.
Pro Access levels and delegating is easy
Tensor Processing Units are bare-metal units designed to train your Machine Learning models faster. This is exclusive only to Google Cloud Platform.
Pro Free tier
GCP gives your 365 days of free trial and 300 US$ credit including a Always Free if you upgrade.
Pro Live-migrating VMs
Your VMs will still run even if there is a maintenance work going on to the tenant running your VM - thanks to Google's Live-migration system.
Pro Clear IAM roles
Unlike most Enterprise-grade IAM role systems, GCP has a clearer IAM permissions model, with Azure following.
Pro First-class Kubernetes support
Kubernetes is a project from Google's Borg. GCP is the first Kubernetes-Certified infrastructure.
Pro Secure and efficient to the core
Google datacenters are built with minimal security issues in mind while still reducing carbon footprint, making Google datacenters a much more greener infrastructure than competitors.
Pro Runs on the same infrastructure with Google's Services
Google's datacenters runs your favorite video streaming services and even Google itself. Discord also relies on GCP to handle its workloads.
Con Can be perceived as lacking professionalism due to the blunt "no bullshit" tagline
At face value, Gandi's "no bullshit" marketing slogan and tone may be perceived as unprofessional, especially in the eyes of corporate or otherwise sensitive clients of yours.
Con No automatic renewal
No automatic renewal unless with pre-paid money (which makes little sense, as one can register for a few years).
Con Whois protection doesn't hide the name
Con No catch all email forwarding
Gandi does not support wildcard email forwarding for undefined addresses.
GCP might be cheaper than AWS but it is more expensive than Azure. The main reason for this might be because of the extensive investment done for datacenters being efficient and green and secure.
Con Live Migrating VMs does not apply to GPU-attached VMs
Because this kind of VMs has a direct passthrough to the Processing Unit, this is not available and restart only will be available for the VM attached.
Con Unstable Egress/Ingress
Google Cloud Platform is a bit unstable with its egress and ingress. You may receive subtle blips when maintenance work is being carried on the routing.