10 ways Google improved its cloud at NEXT

Grazed from NetworkAsia. Author: Brandon Butler.

Google cloud is seen by analysts as an up and comer. Company executives will even admit that the past few years Google has not had everything it needs to compete for enterprise customers in the IaaS public cloud market against Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and even IBM. But they will also tell you that Google is ready now.

Recently, Google held NEXT, its user conference where the company introduces new cloud features and users get to learn about the cloud platform. In the opening day keynote, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of Google’s cloud division, said that not many analysts have questioned Google’s technical abilities in the cloud. But now, they’ve rounded out the rest of their portfolio...

“We can do both great cloud – that is great tech in the cloud – but we can also now work with you as a customer and a partner, to build a business that actually scales globally and which should make a lot of money,” he said. “We have this incredible leadership platform for the things that matter for the future,” he added. Namely, those are big data, analytics, application development platforms and machine learning...

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