In this week’s blog post, we’re continuing our look at the major Cloud Computing players by focusing on a titan in the industry, Google.
Google has been working in the cloud space for some time, and is primarily known for their Google Apps programs, which include: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites and much more.
Google argues that cloud computing is the way of the future for a variety of different reasons. Google Docs, for instance, offers a level of online collaboration not seen in standard software-based solutions.
Google also highlights the big impact that Cloud Computing can have in terms of tweaks to programs. Quoting from their online blog, “In 2009 alone, we launched over 100 improvements [to our online applications], and customers didn’t need to manage any upgrades or patches”. The easy-to-update, always evolving approach means that users don’t have to consistently re-learn new software every few years – instead, their knowledge grows slowly and consistently, as the software does.
Google has been a major leader in the cloud space, and their leadership is likely to continue as cloud applications continue to become more dominant.
Stay tuned next week for a look at Rackspace, and a perspective on where Cloud Computing is heading.