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Google Cloud Next: 10 BigQuery, Workspace, VMs, AI Launches

Mark Haranas

Google Cloud Next 2022 kicked-off today with the cloud giant launches a slew of new products for Chronicle, BigQuery and AI, as well as a new partner program and six cloud regions.

Delivery Readiness Index For Partners

Targeting Google Cloud channel partners, the company created a new Delivery Readiness Index (DRI) program to ensure partners have all the expertise and experience needed to successfully complete a customer project.

Google Cloud’s worldwide channel leader Kevin Ichhpurani (pictured) told CRN that his company will help partners understand a project better on a customer-by-customer basis and provide resources if needed.

“For example, they’re moving SAP on to GCP, or Teradata to BigQuery, ‘Are your actual teams, beyond certifications, do they have the experiential learning? Have they been there, done that already? Do they have the ability to execute successfully on a customer project?’” said Ichhpurani, corporate vice president of Global Ecosystem and Channels.

If a partner doesn’t have all skills necessary for a project, Google Cloud will provide additional training and enablement.

“If there’s gaps, we will put them through labs and provide enablement to ensure that customers successful,” said Ichhpurani.

 
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Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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