Google Cloud CEO announces 4 cloud-specific tools, details plans for Web3 and the metaverse

by | Oct 11, 2022 | Technology

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Google kicked off its Cloud Next 2022 event by highlighting product news and partnerships. Google said that it aims to provide the most open, extensible and robust data cloud, to ensure that companies can use their data from all sources, storage formats and analytics styles across cloud providers and platforms of their choice. 

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The company also announced a new set of applications and services to deliver Google AI (artificial intelligence) technology to more data professionals. 

A transformative year for cloud

During the opening keynote, Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said this year’s event takes place as an inflection point in the cloud industry is happening. 

“Data and artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming everything around us and open, connected ecosystems are essential to everything we do,” Kurian said. “We are proud to announce cloud innovations that help businesses embrace openness and interoperability, in addition to celebrating the incredible achievements of our customers and partners.”

In the first half of 2022, Google Cloud delivered approximately 1,300 new products and feature releases. 

“Seventy percent of the top unicorns worldwide run on Google Cloud,” Kurian said. “So, keeping the same in mind, our major focus this year will be to aid workload-optimized infrastructures.” 

Google Cloud’s new cloud portfolio includes a new data cloud architecture to help organizations better understand their data and automate core processes. It also features an open infrastructure cloud aimed at modernizing legacy information systems and building new applications that are reliable and scalable. A trusted cloud is also new to Google’s portfolio — which aims to protect users, applications and data amidst a growing landscape of cyberthreats. The company also introduced a collaboration cloud that will enable modern, secure communication and collaboration.

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