Google strengthens Apps for Work and re-brands it ‘G Suite’, organizing all cloud services
October 2, 2016
‘Google Cloud’ is an effort to merge all of Google’s cloud offerings under one umbrella.
Google Cloud has been announced by Google - the new name for all of its cloud services. Comprising Maps, Google Cloud Platform, Machine Learning APIs as well as “G Suite,” (the newly-rebranded) in addition to android and the Chrome devices, it is a smart move that may prove to be beneficial for both the company as well as the consumers. There is more to it. Google is announcing developments across its cloud and enterprise offerings as well.
Google Cloud encompassed every layer, covering all of Google Cloud Platform; G Suite (the user facing collaboration and productivity apps), all Machine Learning tools and APIs and the enterprise maps API’s. In addition, it also includes Android phones, tablets, as well as Chromebooks that access the cloud.
The “Google Cloud era”
Google always have something ‘extra’ to surprise and delight the consumers. It has also announced new products and services for the Cloud Platform:
• Eight new Google Cloud Regions • A number of updates to its data analytics and machine learning portfolio (upgrades to Google BigQuery and Cloud Machine Learning) • Kubernetes 1.4 that improves Cluster Federation to support direct deployment across several clusters and numerous clouds • A new role on the GCP team called Customer Reliability Engineering to deepen the company’s partnership with consumers.
A range of expansions across the board
Although there is no major change when it comes to the group of enterprise services, Google has announced a swing of expansions across the board:
• Explore in Google Docs • Explore in Google Slide • Quick Access in Google Drive for Android • Team Drives • Team Meetings • “Find a time” in Google Calendar • Smarter spreadseets
While not all the features have been launched publicly so far, Google is planning to launch them together with organizations interested through an Early Adopter Program. Google Cloud is an example of how companies can organize their services, simplifying things for good.