Google develops multi-cloud, catching up with Amazon and Microsoft

Striving to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft, Google re-orients the central strategy to develop cloud computing technology.

The cloud-computing direction has become a particularly important part of Google's new development strategy. This technology will run computing tasks of businesses and governments at Google's data center.

However, Google has only focused more on cloud technology recently. Google's market share in this technology segment is only 3%, much lower than Amazon's 52%, according to technology research firm Gartner.

On April 9, Google launched Anthos software. This is the software that allows users to transfer the amount of work in their computers back and forth between Google Cloud Platform and Google's data center, GKE On-Prem and even on other cloud platforms like AWS of Amazon and Azure of Microsoft.

Google launched Anthos in attempt to catch up with Amazon and Microsof.

Anthos was created based on the cloud service platform first published in Google Cloud Next 2018 and was released as a beta version in early 2019. This cloud service will free up the workload of the IT department, as well as manage tasks involving infrastructure such as system maintenance, error checking and server operating system controlling.

This decision to change is considered Google's admission, that it is no longer at the heart of the electronic technology world, although Google is still dominating the consumer internet. According to the Financial Times, Google launched such multi-cloud strategy to collaborate with its competitors, rather than trying to compete with them.

Also on the April 9 annual meeting, Google announced a strategic partnership with two old IT equipment vendors, Cisco System and VMware. According to the SVP of Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian, Google is trying to drive its development deep into IT. It also wants to expand Google Cloud Platform so that its partners can join this technology.

The leader of Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian.

Thomas Kurian also pledges Google customers: that Google is the only cloud provider that encrypts their data wherever they are. According to Kurian, Google will not automatically access government and business data. It only accesses the data requested by customers and Google customers can also see the details of this process. In order to ensure information transparency and data security, Google customers can follow the access logs of Google Cloud.

To try to catch up with the leading cloud technology companies, Google hopes to make a profit from one of the data center's hottest development trends. It is to develop "digital data containers" in the direction of simplifying software development and management for businesses. This technique requires converting packages of software development system into many small pieces that are interlinked.

Many people believe that Google is on the right track and can create a breakthrough in the field of software development.

Google is trying to renew itself with a focus on developing cloud technology.




By: Frank Bennett