Google Compute Engine is a high performance IaaS and PaaS offering, built on the same infrastructure that powers Google’s global operations. Google Compute Engine provides consistent performance and networking that are designed to be consistently fast and reliable. Scale efficiently to tens of thousands of cores on infrastructure designed for large-scale computing while benefiting from encrypted data at rest and transit for local ephemeral drives as well as volumes.


Demonstration of RightScale managing a basic deployment in the Google Compute Engine. (~3 minutes)

RightScale Demo with Google Compute Engine

RightScale Support for Google


The following features in GCE are supported in RightScale:

  • Disks
  • Firewall Rules
  • Images
  • Instances
  • Machine Types
  • Networks
  • Snapshots
  • Tags
  • Zones

Feature implementation in RightScale


Disks in GCE are called Volumes in RightScale.

Firewall Rules

Firewall Rules in GCE map to RightScale in a unique way, due to the fact that RightScale has a grouping of rules while GCE does not.

Read more about this mapping on the Network Manager for GCE page


Networks created in RightScale are GCE Networks


GCE Tags on Instances are synchronized with RightScale tags as described on this page.

Tags in GCE are also used for a variety of other purposes, such as relating an instance to a firewall rule. For tags used in this way, RightScale provides other constructs that can relate Firewall Rules to Instances (see Firewall Rules above). Tags on other resources are not currently supported natively in RightScale.


Zones in GCE are represented as Datacenters in RightScale. When you register GCE in RightScale, only one cloud is created, called Google, which has multiple datacenters that each correspond to one Zone in GCE.

Contact Information



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