Google previews next wave of cloud computing

Grazed from TechInquirer. Author: Marlet D. Salazar.

Google’s announcement of partnerships with companies like Coca Cola, Spotify and Disney Interactive at the GCPNext 2016 held recently sends the message that it’s taking cloud computing and its enterprise business seriously. While others see the announcement of Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP) new products and partnerships as “third-wheeling” with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure, Google made it clear that enterprise companies would have the privilege of using the infrastructure that powered it.

“We are in the beginning of what’s possible with the cloud,” said Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google. “It feels like the special time of the confluence of the right people, the right technology and the right time.” Pichai added: “In the future, almost anything would be done on the cloud because it’s simply a better way to do computing.”...

Google Cloud Platform is a suite of products and services that includes big data, computing, machine learning, networking, operations, storage and tools. Pichai said each of the products “have a billion users each.”...

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