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Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform
Business Name: Google Cloud Platform
Country: United States

Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube.[1] Cloud Platform provides developer products to build a range of programs from simple websites to complex applications.[2][3]

Google Cloud Platform is a part of a suite of enterprise services from Google for Work and provides a set of modular cloud-based services with a host of development tools. For example, hosting and computing, cloud storage, data storage, translations APIs and prediction APIs.[2]



  • April 2008Google App Engine was released as a preview.[4]
  • May 2010Google Cloud Storage launched.[5]
  • July 2012 – Google creates the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program.[6]
  • October 2012 – shortly after the Amazon outage, Google App Engine experienced a major outage that also affected Tumblr and Dropbox.[7]
  • April 2012BigQuery, first presented in March, went into General Availability (GA).[8]
  • December 2013 – After an 18-month preview Google Compute Engine was released GA.[9]
  • February 2014 -Google Cloud SQL was released as GA.[10]
  • March 2014 – During the Google Cloud Platform Live, Google announced their biggest price drop affecting all products between a 30% and 85%.[11]
  • March 2014 – Google announced Managed Virtual Machines, a new feature to overcome the traditional limitations in Google App Engine.[12]
  • February 11, 2016 – Google Cloud Functions announced for preview [13]
  • February 22, 2016Google Cloud Dataproc entered general availability.[14]
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