Meanwhile, Google is not giving up on developers; quite the opposite in fact. In addition to many of the enterprise features it announced today, Google also made a variety of announcements that will appeal to developers. These include a new engine that runs containers, auto-scaling for virtual machines, local solid state storage drives that can be connected to any VM, expanded mobile application development tools, and a tool that alerts coders to bugs in software. Google also announced across-the-board price cuts to its cloud products today.
Google is clearly looking to compete with the big guns of the IaaS industry in AWS, Microsoft and a whole host of other vendors, including VMware, HP, Verizon and others. While Google has a strong developer focus to it's cloud, the company is expanding its services to appeal to enterprise end users, while also pushing the envelope in rolling out cutting-edge features on its platform, particularly for using containers.
Amazon will have its chance to respond to these Google announcements when it kicks off its AWS re:Invent conference next week in Las Vegas.
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