I’ve saw seen a flurry of tweets about the Google Cloud Contain Engine announcement, especially in reference to Docker. The Container Engine is clearly labelled “Alpha”, but apart from that label, is it Discourse-ready?
Only one way to find out
This seems to work fine. Spun up a single-node Kubernetes container, n1-highcpu-2 (2 vCPU, 1.8 GB memory), followed the steps at discourse/INSTALL-cloud.md at master · discourse/discourse · GitHub starting with “Install Discourse” and the site was up and running as normal.
Compute Engine still seems significantly more expensive than DigitalOcean, though, sadly.