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Google Ramps up Cloud Efforts as Compute Engine Matures

The Google Compute Engine was first launched as public beta by Google in June 2012. When Google first announced the Compute Engine in 2012, the platform only supported the Debian and CentOS Linux distributions. Now that Compute Engine is generally available, support is expanding to including SUSE Linux as well as FreeBSD. There is also a limited preview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).