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Google Cloud Next ’21: The 10 Biggest Announcements

Wade Tyler Millward

A new Google Cloud solution portfolio, a packaged industry solution called Cloud Intelligent Products Essentials and new integrations and capabilities across the Workspace suite are among the biggest announcements during the Google Cloud Next conference.

New Integrations For Infrastructure, Remote Working 

Among the new infrastructure integrations for Google Cloud, the tech giant and NetApp have expanded their partnership to simplify migration and running business critical applications on Google Cloud. Google Distributed Cloud Hosted will use storage infrastructure from NetApp for user-owned data centers and colocation facilities, according to Google.

The companies also have a preview of NetApp Cloud Volumes as datastores for Google Cloud VMware Engine for users who want to migrate VMware workloads to Google Cloud, according to Google.

Another example of Google Cloud’s expanded infrastructure integrations is Elastic and MongoDB making generally available their support for Google Private Service Connect to allow for private, secure, quick cloud network connection to Elastic Cloud, MongoDB Atlas and other services, according to Google.

Google Cloud also announced new integrations to help with distributed teams and remote and hybrid working conditions. In one example, Citrix will support organizations’ transitions to hybrid work with new solutions for secure and low-latency access to applications and virtual desktops from different types of locations with Google Cloud, according to Google.

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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