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Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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4/28/2016 | 1:40:56 PM
Re: Where the Google Cloud belongs

Having worked with Google's,  "Google For Work" products.  I can understand the position that Google just doesn't get the enterprise.  Trying to get simple answers is frustrating and the service from a storage standpoint is expensive.  

 

 Pricing competitiveness is not Google's strong suit.

azazqadir
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4/28/2016 | 8:58:29 AM
Re: Where the Google Cloud belongs
I agree. AWS is a big player, but it is mostly for big players only. Deploying application on AWS is complicated and time consuming, unless you are using a managed hosting like Cloudways. Also, AWS is quite expensive. On the other hand, GCE is cheaper than AWS and is relatively easy, but still requires you to have sysadmin experience. I would not say Google is losing the cloud hosting race, but AWS is definitely ahead of them.
SaneIT
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4/28/2016 | 8:42:37 AM
Re: Where the Google Cloud belongs
I think where I see most companies struggle with Google services are they expect the same features/accessibility/interconnectivity that they have with Microsoft's on premises services.  Those of us pushing some things toward Microsoft's cloud services feel a similar sting since Azure AD isn't quite the same as on premises but the tools are mostly there and the promise of it getting better is there.  Google may have the apps but it feels like it stops there.  Small companies may not care about anything past an office suite and email hosting but everyone else needs those tools to avoid going insane. 
Michelle
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4/27/2016 | 2:18:10 PM
Where the Google Cloud belongs
These are really great questions about Google cloud offerings. I've often wondered if the services were well-suited to enterprise operations. AWS is a big player.


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