Monday, July 25, 2016

Google Races to Catch Up in Cloud Computing - The New York Times

Check the full article for details on three recent Google Cloud updates; tangentially, see From Google to the world: the Kubernetes origin story (Google Cloud Platform blog)
"Can faster networks, lower prices and lots of artificial intelligence put Google ahead? Amazon’s lead seems to give it an edge for at least the next couple of years, as its cloud branch has perfected a method of developing hundreds of new cloud features annually. Yet while the company appears to have some basic artificial intelligence features, called machine learning, it seems to have little in the way of speech recognition or translation.

Mr. Lovelock, the Gartner analyst, predicted that Google would offer businesses the insights it has gained from years of watching people online. “Amazon views the customer as the person paying the bill, while Google believes the customer is the end user of a service,” he said. And Microsoft is promoting itself as the company that has products customers already know and use.

“Everyone has to play to the strengths the market already sees they have,” Mr. Lovelock said."
Google Races to Catch Up in Cloud Computing - The New York Times
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