Almost every major cloud provider is coming up with innovative products and add-ons that’ll add value to their customers. In this line, Google has released a new cloud encryption key management service to make it easy for organizations to create and use encryption keys to protect their data. This service is currently available in the beta version in 50 countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Denmark.
This service, in many ways, is a necessity considering the number of hacking incidents that have taken place over the last year, including the widely spoken rigging of the US election. It can add an extra layer of protection for confidential data stored on the [...]
G-cloud is making a big impact in the UK, as is evident from the recent sales figures released by the company. For the first time since its inception in 2012, G-cloud has passed the £1.5 billion mark, and much of it comes from its small and medium enterprise (SME) customers. According to the release £875 million came from SMEs, while £702 million came from large enterprises.
These numbers, in many ways, reflect the strength of the British economy, and its ability to stand firm despite Brexit. Also, it shows the growing presence of G-cloud, and the cloud industry at large in the UK. The rate of adoption of technology, especially cloud, is fairly high in the Western world, and [...]
India is a growing market fueled by its economic aspirations and young demographics. It’s little wonder that every major company in the world has a presence here, and Google is no different. It plans to set up a dedicated data center in Mumbai during 2017 to cater to the growing demands of Indian businesses.
This is an important move for Google because the Indian market is too large to be ignored. Already AWS and Microsoft have a presence here. However, the Indian cloud market is still in the developing stage, so any investments here is likely to grow with the cloud sector. All the major cloud providers understand the current situation, as well as the potential it offers [...]
Google scores over its arch rival Amazon by acquiring a company called Qwiklabs, that provides hands-on training for AWS developers. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Qwiklabs was founded in 2012 to focus on teaching developers to create and run applications on the AWS platform. Though the original idea was to create a learning tool for cloud-based platforms, the focus quickly turned to AWS because of its dominance in the cloud market. AWS also started using Qwiklabs as its go-to service for providing self-paced labs for different developers.
All that is set to change with this acquisition. Clearly, Google acquired Qwiklabs with an intent to take on its [...]
Amazon is the market leader in the cloud industry, but other companies are fast catching up by introducing new products and making strategic alliances. The latest in that line is Google’s partnership with Intel. In terms of market share in the cloud industry, AWS is the clear leader with a 45 percent share. Microsoft, Google, and IBM have less than 20 percent of the market share, with Google sitting at a paltry five percent, according to a report released by Synergy.
Over the last year, Google has come up with a slew of changes to make its products more competitive, and to take on leaders like Amazon and Microsoft. It all started with the hiring of VMware’s [...]
In a latest move to take on competitors in the cloud market, Google has unveiled a set of machine learning tools, APIs, and services. This announcement also signifies a big push into machine learning and artificial intelligence market for the search-engine giant.
A slew of announcements were made in this regard. Here’s a look at each:
Google Cloud Jobs API
This API will make it easier for companies to find candidates for open positions in their company, as it uses machine learning to better match the skills of candidates to the existing open jobs. This API is available only in the US and Canada as of now, though it plans to expand it to other countries [...]