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Google Cloud's Open Source Partnership Program: 5 Things To Know

Google Cloud has introduced a partnership program that will make other developers of popular open source technologies first-class citizens in its cloud ecosystem.

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Open Game

Google has long been a driver of open source advances, gifting to the world such game-changing technologies as Kubernetes, TensorFlow, Chromium and Istio.

But on Tuesday, the internet giant's cloud division introduced a partnership program that will make other developers of popular open source technologies first-class citizens in its cloud ecosystem.

The open source partnerships program will be "elevating the experience of these services on our platform," said Manvinder Singh, Google's head of infrastructure partnerships.

The partner solutions will come online in the coming months.

The program has "a lot of clarity from Google," Evan Kaplan, CEO of InfluxData, one of the seven inaugural partners participating in the program, told CRN.

The strategy of engaging with open source vendors that lead their categories and building a platform around those solutions is "not like anything we've seen before from anyone else," Kaplan said.

 
 
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