Summary: Want to run Linux on the Google Computer Engine cloud? Starting immediately, Debian Linux is Google's Linux of choice.
Earlier in May, Jimmy Kaplowitz, Google Site Reliability Engineer and Debian developer, announced that Google would not just be adding Debian 6 and 7 images to the Google's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Google Compute Engine (GCE) it was making Debian Linux it's default server image.Say hello to the newly Debian Linux friendly Google Compute Engine. (Credit: Google)
Kaplowitz, who's only one of several Debian developers who works for Google, wrote, "Today we’re adding Debian images for Google Compute Engine. Debian, in collaboration with us, is providing images for both Debian 7.0 'wheezy' and the previous stable release, Debian 6.0 'squeeze.' This support will make it easy for anyone using Debian today to migrate their workloads onto Compute Engine."