fbpx
1-888-310-4540 (main) / 1-888-707-6150 (support) info@spkaa.com
Select Page

What About Google Cloud?

Published in...Cloud

Published by Mike Solinap
on September 5, 2018

Of course, the missing piece of our cloud discussion is Google Cloud. In some ways, Google is a minor player in the cloud world, despite popular cloud-based apps like Google Docs and Google Drive. It’s not even in third place — it’s in fourth, behind IBM. The difference, however, is that IBM steadily loses market share while Google’s territory in the cloud continues to grow.

Google grew from 5 percent to 6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. While this isn’t mind-blowing growth, it certainly is mind-blowing money: Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported that Google Cloud generated $1 billion in revenue quarterly. Google CEO doesn’t believe the company’s growth is simply because of an overall growth in the cloud. Further, Google sees its competitive advantage as being in the realm of AI.

Google is going all in on AI-powered SaaS, blockchain and other tech-forward solutions. These will doubtless have an appeal in certain sectors of the manufacturing and tech markets. As with any other cloud platform, it’s important to evaluate what your needs are and if Google’s cloud solutions can meet those needs, either on their own or as part of a broader multi-cloud solution.

The main thing to remember is that it’s important to think outside the box when it comes to cloud solutions. Look for features rather than brands and consider what a multi-cloud option might do for your organization.

Latest White Papers

Related Resources

Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

In October 2022, I wrote a blog post entitled “Scaling Jenkins for the Enterprise”.  Within it, I described the “Islands of Jenkins” problem organizations face. Essentially, this problem stems from companies using an open-source Jenkins installation for each team, but...

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Before we begin to talk in detail about this topic, we should clarify some definitions first.  The first term comes from the DevOps movement where IT Operations staff use the concept of revision history/version control by using the concept of infrastructure as code. ...

The Top Reasons to Pick Premium Atlassian Cloud Plans

The Top Reasons to Pick Premium Atlassian Cloud Plans

As I engage with clients in their journey to Atlassian Cloud, I am often asked about capabilities that differentiate the different Atlassian Cloud plans.  “What’s the difference between Standard, Premium, and Enterprise?”  Because there has been a theme to the...