When I talk with companies and vendors about public cloud, Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure are always at the forefront of discussion. Right behind them is always a discussion of Google Cloud. Google Cloud is separate from the other two because everyone expects that Google will become a force in enterprise IT but the question is when and how. I think that we have now seen the enterprise cloud awakening of the slumbering giant called Google.
This week is Google Cloud's Next 2017 conference in San Francisco and I've seen a number of key shifts in Google's strategy in enterprise IT. This can be broken out into several areas: