The tech world seems to be at a stand still while waiting for Google to announce the launch of an EC2 imitator, at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, and put the rumors to rest.
This week, as I’m sure most of you are aware, it has been rumored that Google will be releasing an IaaS offering. Which could throw a ranch in the successful EC2, as well as Rackspace’s IaaS solution. If Google provides an IaaS solution it may be time for Amazon to re-evualte their EC2 offer.
If the Google Offering is easier to use than existing IaaS solutions, they may finally find a way into the enterprise market that has given the public IaaS cloud the cold shoulder.
Based on the the Google brand name, and the potential to have their IaaS setup built for the less tech-minded people, it could open up a whole new door. Giving end users “the ability to quickly utilize storage and compute resources, as well as migrate resources and provide turnkey management.“
If Google manages to create a less technical IaaS offer they could capture the non technical small business audience, which is lacking from Amazon and Rackspace offers. While both are respectful and powerful players, they may not be the best solution for those not technically inclined. Google’s offer could also benefit local business growth by allowing enterprises to outsource their IaaS needs to local businesses, which also would help to free up IT staff’s time.
This could be Google’s chance to pull ahead of the crowd, but until the formal news announcement hits stands we’ll only be able to guess what they have up their sleeve.
Would you use an IaaS offer from Google? Why or why not?