Google sets up partner program for cloud services

By Jack McCarthy, on Jul 26, 2012 7:56 AM
Filed under Cloud

Wants more partners, wider reach.

Google yesterday announced a new program for its cloud partners, offering tools, training and resources to provide cloud services through Google’s infrastructure.

Google will make available to partners technology resources such as Compute Engine to configure and manage applications running on Google’s infrastructure; Google BigQuery to import and analyse data; and Google Cloud Storage for archiving, backup and recovery, and primary storage solutions.

The platform also includes service partners offering consulting and implementation of Google Cloud products such as Google App Engine, Mobile Apps, and Social Apps.

“In the last decade, we’ve invested in building an infrastructure that can serve 4 billion hours of video every month, support 425 million Gmail users and store 100 petabytes of web index, and it’s growing every day,” Eric Morse, head of Cloud Platform sales and business development wrote in a blog post.

“We’ve taken this technology and extended it via Google Cloud Platform so that you can benefit from the same infrastructure that powers Google's applications.”

The Cloud Platform Partner Program is Google’s attempt to expand its cloud services while creating a larger partner ecosystem.

The company already has a program for partners who sell Google products such as Google Apps, Google Docs and Chromebooks.

On June 28, at its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google unveiled its cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, called Compute Engine, that leverages the company’s worldwide data centers and infrastructure to help businesses migrate their IT resources to the cloud.

This article originally appeared at crn.com

 
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