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cbabcock
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1/27/2014 | 10:47:01 PM
What market does Google want?
What market does Google want? It wants the market that can best adopt the spin off services it can most easily place in the Google Cloud Platform. And those services in many ways reflect what Google needs more than they reflect a broad range of enteprise needs. Don't get me wrong. They're very good services and probably market leading on performance. But so far Google is not showing a knack for producing the blend of cloud services that others are. Make that, the blend that Amazon is.
emilykulish
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12/7/2013 | 4:30:10 AM
More competition is good
More competition is certainly good for businesses.

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WKash
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12/5/2013 | 12:35:11 PM
Re: Google + FedRAMP
Chris, my sense is that we're already well on the way to a cloud ecosystem where certain industries/clients will want the ability to work across public and private cloud systems.  Security isn't the barrier it once was. But it certainly remains a critical concern. What FedRAMP does is establish a clear set of standards that are as much about a cloud service providers' operational controls as it is about technology controls. 

Even if Google's target market is purely commercial (although it has demonstrated more than a modest effort at pursuing government/public sector agencies) Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are sure to use their FedRAMP credentials as an important badge of assurance, and as a competitive edge, with information-sensitive industries.
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12/5/2013 | 10:51:39 AM
Re: Google + FedRAMP
That's an interesting point Wyatt -- what market does Google want? Is it content to serve web businesses and tech startups, or will it go after more enterprise IT computing? This suggests to me that Google is thinking mass market, but cloud success is going to increasingly mean certain accommodations to industry-specific needs like these certifications. Anyone think we'll see more "government clouds," "healthcare clouds," "insurance clouds"?
WKash
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12/4/2013 | 4:20:53 PM
Google + FedRAMP
Interesting to see how Google is attempting to fall closer in line with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.  One aspect of the competition to watch is whether, or how quickly, Google will look to earn the federal government's current cloud computing security (FedRAMP) credentials, both of which Amazon and Microsoft (and IBM) have earned.  It's not that Google needs it.  But for sectors like the finance, health, and other industries with sensitive data, FedRAMP is becoming an important badge of security rigor for cloud computing service providers.
cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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12/4/2013 | 3:07:48 PM
Google relies on software-defined networking
If you don't know about Google's approach to networking, see Brent Salisbury's piece, "Inside Google's Software-Defined Network."  http://www.networkcomputing.com/data-networking-management/inside-googles-software-defined-network/240154879

While enterprises and other cloud providers debate the value of SDN, Google has been implementing it for two years.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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12/4/2013 | 9:02:13 AM
Re: RightScale ran a performance test
I am willing to see how Google Cloud Computing Engine performs in real life and whether or not it can meet its commited SLA stated in this post. Keep cloud computing service is not easy and it's rather tedious - you need to keep monitoring the VMs in IaaS and mitigate the emergency situation on timely basis.
ChrisF155
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12/4/2013 | 6:56:17 AM
Re: RightScale ran a performance test
Hum, 550 TPS per core really isn't very impressive. You could pull those numbers in 2002.
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12/4/2013 | 2:12:52 AM
Re: RightScale ran a performance test
Amazon is known for its online e-commerce site, but Google has its apps which can become game changer, sounds potential competition for Amazon.
Thomas Claburn
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12/3/2013 | 9:25:43 PM
Re: RightScale ran a performance test,
If only Healthcare.gov had talked to Google first...
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