Google has launched a new program for researchers keen to utilize the Google Cloud Platform in their studies. On Thursday, the tech giant said that academic research can become quicker, more efficient, cheaper, and more secure through the use of cloud technologies, and Google wants to become a part of the latest discoveries. In a blog post, the company said the new scheme, called Google Cloud Platform (GCP) research credits, will allow researches worldwide to take advantage of data storage, analytics, and machine-learning capabilities in the cloud. Researchers are already taking advantage of the Google Cloud Platform in their research. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is using GCP for mathematical research, while others from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University developed an open-source platform for managing climate science data sets through GCP.
Google Cloud Platform has made Gartner's cut to be seen as a leader in infrastructure as a service in the research firm's Magic Quadrant. In the 2018 Magic Quadrant for infrastructure as a service, Gartner narrowed the field dramatically to six vendors: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle and IBM. Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba stack up Everything you need to know about the cloud, explained We found 22 cloud services your business definitely needs to try Enterprises learning to love cloud lock-in too: Is it different this time? The 2017 version featured a bevy of other players such as NTT Communications, Rackspace and Virtustream. Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant put Google just below the leader quadrant.
C3 IoT and Google Cloud have partnered on artificial intelligence and Internet of things deployments. With the Google Cloud partnership, C3 IoT can run on the big three infrastructure as a service players. C3 IoT first launched on Amazon Web Services, partnered with Microsoft Azure this year and now adds Google Cloud. C3 IoT also has a hardware integration pact with Intel. Under the terms of the partnership, Google Cloud Platform and C3 IoT will co-market, co-sell and train to scale various projects.
Finalizing a single cloud service or a cloud computing deployment model is not an easy task at all. Where some cloud services seem light on your pocket they may be highly intimidating. On the contrary, others may be too expensive. One of the leading cloud services is AWS but is quite hard to use since it offers an ample number of services. Google Cloud platform, on the other hand, offers services that are easy to use.