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Google didn’t just launch a new Amazon-killer cloud today. It launched a whole Amazon-like ecosystem.We’re being buried in press releases by Web companies that will offer their services to users of Google Compute Engine.
Here’s a few:
Puppet Labs: Another company that makes super popular tools that helps IT people manage a lot of servers.
Numerate: A company that will use Google’s cloud like a supercomputer to help biotech companies discover new drugs. Amazon offers a similar service, via a partner called Cycle Computing. This is one of the things that Amazon’s cloud genius Werner Vogels is most proud of when he thinks of AWS, he told Business Insider.
They see what we see: Unless Google does something drastically wrong, it’s new cloud is a shoo-in for success. Google has got big clout in the Valley and a great reputation for reliability. Really, can you even remember the last time Google went down?
Plus, Google’s cloud will be up to 50 per cent less expensive, promises Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of infrastructure, who wowed attendees at the Google I/O conference today with the Google Cloud Engine presentation.
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