Google is taking on Amazon, Microsoft, and the rest with a web hosting solution aimed at individuals and businesses. Although previously available to a select few, Googles Compute Engine server platform is now available for everyone. Compute Engine forms part of the Google Cloud Platform, which now offers computing, storage, and application services that can underpin website and apps. In addition to announcing availability, Google also lowered the prices of Compute Engine and its storage solutions for general release. Many well-known developers already use Googles App Engine, which allows companies to build out services without having to manage servers.