Monday, April 7, 2014

Google Plans to Overtake Amazon as King of the Cloud

Google's Bold Plan to Overthrow Amazon as King of the Cloud | Wired Enterprise | "Urs Hölzle oversaw the creation of the world’s largest computer. It’s a machine that spans the globe — from The Dalles, Oregon to Hamina, Finland to Quilicura, Chile — and you use it every day. It’s called Google....this past January, Hölzle sent a thunderclap of a corporate memo across the company, laying out a new direction for both his team and the entire Google empire. In the months to come, he wrote, he and his team would be giving a little less attention to internal “customers” like Google Search and Gmail, so that they could concentrate on serving a new kind of customer outside the company. They were preparing a major expansion of the company’s cloud computing services — services that let outside businesses or software developers run their own software atop Google’s global infrastructure. “We will spend the majority of our development efforts on this New World,” wrote Hölzle. “Every developer will want to live in this world…and it’s our job to build it.”...." (read more at link above)

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