Google Cloud Stories March 26

Google on Thursday had a brief outage that some assumed was due to the surge of COVID-19 calls, video, and browsing. The company immediately explained that it was an unrelated router failure, but is taking the opportunity to assure Google users and customers that it can “handle the load” of traffic from the coronavirus disrupting normal behavior.

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Google Cloud Stories March 4

Google announces four new Cloud regions, including first Middle East site

Just last week, a new Google Cloud Platform region in Salt Lake City was announced following a multi-year PayPal contract. Google is today announcing four more Cloud regions around the world.

Google Cloud Stories March 2

Before I/O in May, Google hosts a developer conference for G Suite, Cloud, and other enterprise offerings. Google announced today it’s canceling the in-person Cloud Next for a “free, global, digital-first, multi-day event” over coronavirus concerns.

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Google Cloud Stories February 27

PayPal migrating ‘key portions’ of its infrastructure to Google Cloud

Google’s cloud business is a distant third behind Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. A multi-year contract announced today sees Google Cloud net PayPal as an even larger customer, in part due to a new Salt Lake City cloud region.

Google Cloud Stories January 28

Google’s current enterprise communications strategy is centered around Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. A new report today reveals that Google Cloud is working on a unified messaging app for businesses.

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Google Cloud Stories January 24

Google today announced a multi-year strategic relationship with a big game developer that spans various parts of the company. Google Cloud will become Activision Blizzard’s preferred provider for game hosting as YouTube becomes the exclusive live eSports streaming partner.

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