Removing the physical element to computing.
Google Cloud Platform lets you build and host applications and websites, store data, and analyze data on Google's scalable infrastructure.
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Spin up an SSD cloud server, with full root access, in under a minute. Pricing starts at $5/mo for 512MB RAM, 20GB SSD, 1CPU and 1TB transfer.