Watch Out, Amazon: Google Eyes the Cloud as its Next Frontier

Watch Out, Amazon: Google Eyes the Cloud as its Next Frontier

Watch Out, Amazon: Google Eyes the Cloud as its Next Frontier

The company's CIO Darryl West explained that the firm has looked to Google for cloud services, due to its integration with data platforms like Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark. Since releasing it in limited fashion in March 2016, Container Builder up to now has only been available to customers of Google's App Engine flexible environment.

Greene was likely referring to last week's big Amazon Web Services incident - where an employee fat-fingered the wrong command and took down critical cloud services for hours, rendering websites (including Business Insider) slow to load or otherwise unusable. Majority are early users that approached Google in the past year or so to move various operations to the cloud, and most emphasized that they're still in the early stages of a move to the cloud.

Though there is no requirement that user activity lead to an image build, doing so will make it much easier to engage with Google Cloud Platform.

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Diane Greene, the senior vice president of Google Cloud, showcased a suite of partnerships and customer announcements that provided concrete results for the enterprise-focused strategy that Greene kicked off when she joined Google in 2015.

"Involvement with the GCP Partner Community improves our ability to guide clients toward the clear market leaders in cloud technology", said Mark Jones, Neudesic's chief marketing officer. And SAP will continue to host its applications on its own cloud service for enterprises if they wish. It will provide customers with a variety of services, including help with migration, cloud architecture, and ongoing support for Google Cloud deployments.

In particular, a new Video Intelligence application programming interface uses machine learning to automatically find objects such as animals in videos. Noting that HSBC is early in its cloud journey, he said it's not ready yet to completely to the cloud.

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Google hasn't always focused on the enterprise.

The message from Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt during a keynote highlighting the additions at the annual Google Cloud Next conference was that Google Cloud Platform, the smallest of three leading cloud providers, has matured. That may happen on the consumer side, she said, but vowed that in the cloud and enterprise businesses Google runs, "We can not take anything away".

Some 10,000 people were expected to attend the sold-out conference, five times last year's first formal cloud show.

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