Google Compute Engine Opens To Business

12/3/13 9:42AM EST

Google Compute Engine Opens To Business Google Compute Engine Opens To Business

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Enterprise cloud is one of the businesses most likely to take off in the coming years according to analysts. Several companies have already entered the market, and some have already managed to do well in the area. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced this morning that its cloud computing business, which it calls Compute Engine, is now open to enterprise.

According to the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) release, the Compute Engine is now General Available and offers “virtual machines that are performant, scalable, reliable, and offer industry-leading security features like encryption of data at rest.” Enterprise cloud computing is one of the most important arms of the Google Cloud Platform, and the company seems confident that it can make a solid entrance into the industry.

Google Compute Engine Improved Service

The Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Compute Engine comes with improved support for a range of operating systems according to this morning’s release. The cloud computing service will now run on any out of the box Linux distribution, as well as support for SUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and FreeBSD.

Google also promises transparent maintenance with migration technology. This will allow maintenance of servers without downtime in service.  The company is trying to leverage its reputation for always up simple to use services in order to make headway into business. This morning’s release also promised that Standard Instances of Google Compute Engine would now cost 10 percent less across the board.

Some big names are already using the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Compute Engine. The company named Evite, Snapchat, Cooladata, and Scalr as companies already working with the cloud service in this morning’s release.

Google Aims At Microsoft

There a re a few important players in the enterprise cloud computing market at the moment. Companies like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are trying to build on their tradition of enterprise service in order to break into the market, while companies like Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are trying to break into the market as quickly as possible.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) in particular has been successful in its attempts to break into the market, and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will be hoping that it can take some new business away from the company. Enterprise cloud is bound to be an incredibly important businesses in the years to come , and all of the major tech companies are looking for a piece.

The Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) attempt on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) business should foment more competition between the powerhouses. Meanwhile Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) appears to be making no attempt to break into the enterprise market in a consistent way.

Cloud computing may not be a massive part of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) strategy to take control the internet, but it is an important support for the companies business. Like Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Google wants to build itself into the structure of the internet itself. With Compute Engine it has a chance of doing so.

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