Recently, Google (News - Alert) has launched its Google Cloud Platform Partner Program that helps third-party vendors use and sell Google cloud services.
Within this program, Google will provide partners with the tools, training and resources they need to successfully address their business’ IT needs, according to Eric Morse, Google's head of Sales and Business Development for the Google Cloud Platform.
Additionally, the search engine giant Google has unveiled two distinct types of partners in this program which include service partners and technology partners.
Service partners provide consulting and implementation services on various Google Cloud Platform products, enabling users to develop different types of applications like business apps, mobile apps and social apps. On the other hand, technology partners provide tools that seamlessly integrate with Google’s platform or use any of its services as a foundation for their products. Some of these offerings include Google Compute Engine, Google BigQuery and Google Cloud Storage.
Ci&T, a global system integrator and Google service partner, has built a new quotation app upon the Google App Engine to help SulAmerica, an insurance provider in Brazil, provide better policy quotations to millions of customers while Agosto, another partner, has built a smartphone app running on Google App Engine to help the Minneapolis Loppet Foundation register thousands of participants in a Nordic ski event.
Further, PA Consulting (News - Alert) has built a social app on Google App Engine and Google Maps for MetOffice to provide richer, up-to-date local weather forecasts around the world.
The Google Compute Engine allows partners to offer management services to help clients configure and manage applications running on Google’s infrastructure. Google Cloud Storage technology partners integrate Google Cloud Storage directly into their offerings to offer active archiving, backup and recovery, as well as primary storage solutions.
BigQuery technology partners helps clients import data from a wide range of existing on-premise and cloud data sources into BigQuery, as well as build rich, visually interactive dashboards on top of\ the company’s solutions.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein