Friday, April 22, 2011

For Google Cloud, It’s About Apps and Big Data: Cloud Computing News « [GigaOM]

Some Google cloud updates

Dave Girouard, president of Google Enterprise, in a conversation earlier this week, outlined Google’s cloud strategy, its long-term plans, and how it’s different from other cloud providers. “Amazon is a great service and I don’t see it as threatening to us,” said Girouard, pointing out Google’s focus is going to be on productivity apps and on specific cloud-apps that require large computational resources.

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Girouard shared some stats that give you a snapshot of Google Apps progress.

  • There are more than 30 million active users of Google Apps.
  • The Google Apps business is growing 100 percent annually.
  • Every 14 seconds, a business user signs up for Google Apps.
  • Google Apps have a 90-percent renewal rate.
  • Seventy percent of Dow Jones VentureWire’s “Top 50 Start-Ups to Watch” run on Google Apps.

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