Google

News

Google picks up live streaming firm Twitch for $1bn

Jul 28, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Reports suggest Google has splashed out $1bn for online gaming broadcaster Twitch

Google Drive for Work to give users unlimited cloud storage

Jun 26, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Unlimited storage available for $10/user/month

Google uses machine learning to boost datacentre efficiency

May 28, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Google’s Joe Kava talks Cloud Pro through the search giant's new machine-controlled method of increasing datacentre effectiveness

Advice

Best cloud storage 2014: which one is best?

Jun 2, 2014 Maxwell Cooter

We round up the best cloud storage products available in 2014

How to turn your datacentre into a private cloud

May 20, 2014 Nick Booth

Why CIOs should look to cloudify a datacentre

Cheaper cloud could emerge from new research

Apr 8, 2014 Clare Hopping

Researchers at Stanford have developed a system that saves money, time and resource

Case Studies

Q&A: Martin Russell, head of IT services, Just Eat

Sep 27, 2013 Jane McCallion

We asked Martin Russell, head of IT at takeaway ordering service Just Eat about the company’s use of Google Apps

Cloud, all cloud. Signagelive on life without servers

Jun 28, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Companies that are 100 percent cloud are a rare breed. Signagelive explains how it made the move

Northern Ireland education turns to the cloud

Jul 30, 2012 Billy MacInnes

One of the largest cloud education projects in the UK is in Northern Ireland, where monthly billing has smoothed the path to acceptance

Products

Google positions itself as the infrastructure monster – having spent billions on its own scary systems it claims to offer you the same level of rocket science for yours.

Among its cloud offerings are App Engine for building easy to manage apps and websites; Storage – which does what it says on the tin; and the new Compute Engine for running large computing jobs on virtual machines, scaling to tens of thousands of cores.