Google Makes A Number Of Announcements At Google Cloud Next ‘22

Today at Google Cloud Next ‘22, Google announced several new customers, partners, and product offerings to further demonstrate how Google Cloud is the cloud of the future. 

Here’s the key news: 

  • Google’s mission at Google Cloud is to accelerate the ability of every organization to digitally transform its business. Today, thave have a number of new global customer and partner announcements to demonstrate how they’re helping organizations in every industry accelerate their cloud journeys. 
  • Today, Google is announcing the addition of several new customers including the Australian Securities Exchange, Coinbase, Prudential PLC, Rite Aid, Twiga Foods, and more, in addition to momentum and expanded partnerships with existing customers like Accenture, Ford, HCLTech, Snap, T-Mobile, Toyota, and Wayfair
  • Google is also making a number of product announcements across 4 key pillars: 

Data Cloud: Through a series of deepened partnerships with data leaders like MongoDB, Elastic, and Palantir, Google confirms that Google Cloud offers the industry’s most open data cloud. Google is announcing support for major data formats including Apache Iceberg available now with Delta Lake, and Apache Hudi coming soon. Google is also offering a new integrated experience in BigQuery for Apache Spark and support in BigQuery for unstructured data. Additionally, Google is announcing new updates in Cloud BI, including Looker Studio, and brand new offerings from Cloud AI including Vertex AI Vision and Translation Hub

Open Infrastructure Cloud: Google is making a number of announcements across open infrastructure to deliver workload-optimized infrastructure, including enhancements to their Google Cloud Skills Boost learning offering for developers, Assured Open Source Software Service, and Open Source AI. To help IT teams build infrastructure for transformation, Google is also announcing a series of infrastructure and migration updates that include: the C3 machine series, and a new mainframe modernization solution called Dual Run, and plans to bring Google Cloud regions to five new countries.

Trusted Cloud: To provide Google’s customers with extensible cybersecurity solutions in the cloud, Google will advance partnerships with 20-plus software companies focused on digital sovereignty and cybersecurity. Google is also announcing Confidential SpaceChronicle Security OperationsSoftware Delivery Shield for end-to-end software supply chain security, and updates to their trusted cloud partner ecosystem with 20+ partners focused on cybersecurity and data controls. 

Collaboration Cloud: Google is taking the biggest steps yet in making Google Workspace the most open and extensible platform for users with new integrations, partnerships, and developer tools. Google is announcing several updates to Google Workspace, including new features that enable immersive connections, new smart canvas capabilities, and new ways to keep users and data safe across even more apps. Google is also announcing new integrations and developer tools to bring people closer together. 

You can read more from Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian here about what’s next for digital transformation in the cloud, Google Cloud’s recent acquisition of Mandiant, and much more. 

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