May 15, 2018

Google Cloud partners with Nutanix; launches cloud zone in Singapore

The dual move seeks to expand Google Cloud’s footprint in a bid to strengthen their public cloud offerings.

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Tech behemoth Google’s SBU Google Cloud have announced two major developments- a partnership with Nutanix to ease migration for organizations to the public cloud; and the launch of their third cloud zone in Singapore. With these moves, Google Cloud aims to extend their global footprint in a bid to strengthen its public cloud offerings.

According to Google Cloud, organizations are looking for simpler ways to migrate to hybrid cloud environments. They also believe that hybrid cloud can make the difference for organizations when it comes to releasing the pressure off their IT workloads.

By partnering with Nutanix, Google Cloud say that they will be able to meet this business need. They also say that in order to make things simpler, Nutanix will deploy their Xi (cloud services) within Google Cloud along with nested AHV (virtualization).

Speaking about the deal in detail, Brian Stevens, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Google Cloud, commented:

We believe we’re doing that in cloud, and [we both] really just want to eliminate the impedance between on-premises and public cloud … make it more seamless for users that want to use core cloud technology.

Parallely, Google Cloud have also launched their third cloud zone in Singapore. With this launch, Google Cloud say that they will add new services such as Cloud Spanner, Cloud SQL, and Managed Instance Groups.

Google Cloud say that Singapore is a massive market for public cloud offerings. They also claim that the adoption rate in the whole of APAC region is quite startling since cloud was introduced in the region.

Speaking about the launch, Dave Stiver, Product Manager for Google Cloud Platform, commented:

We build every region with the intention of providing at least three zones because we understand the importance of high availability. Customers can distribute their apps and storage across multiple zones to protect against service disruptions.

It will be interesting to watch how Google Cloud makes the most out of this double whammy.

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