Google Cloud Workstations Alternative

Coder is an open-source solution that takes a platform-agnostic approach to remote development architecture that enables software development on infrastructure designed by you which is always under your control. By leveraging Terraform, Coder lets developers run an IDE on any compute platform including on-prem, AWS, Azure, GCP, DigitalOcean, Kubernetes, Docker, and more, with workspaces running on Linux, Windows, or Mac.

FeatureGoogle Cloud WorkstationsCoder
Delivery ModelSaaS (In preview, not GA)OSS + Self-Managed
CostPay GooglePay your cloud
Internet Access RequiredYesNo
Latency and Data Sovereigntysouthamerica-west1, us-east1, us-central1, us-west1, asia-east1, asia-southeast1, europe-north1, europe-southwest1, europe-west1, europe-west2, europe-west3, europe-west4Self-Hosted
Security isolation modelN/AUnopinionated, 100% configurable and depends upon how you design your solution
EnvironmentsN/AAll Terraform resources, all clouds, multi-architecture: Linux, Mac, Windows, containers, VMs, amd64, arm64
IDEcode-oss, Visual Studio Code Desktop and JetBrains Gateway supportedAnything (vim, emacs, theia, code-server, openvscode-server, entire jetbrains suite inc gateway remote development, visual studio code desktop, visual studio for mac, visual studio for windows) you choose to install and deploy
Last Updated14/12/2022Please file a GitHub issue if any information is out of date.

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