South African company Dotmodus achieves Google Cloud recognition

Though there is no requirement that user activity lead to an image build, doing so will make it much easier to engage with Google Cloud Platform.

Google hasn't always focused on the enterprise.

Previous year was Home Depot's busiest Black Friday in terms of customer load on its services.

The pact will allow customers to run SAP's powerful database from laptops and other memory-constrained computers using streamlined HANA express edition software, while off-loading more complex tasks to Google's cloud delivery platform. The API is now in private beta, so it's not available to general users yet.

SAP also plans to offer Google's G Suite of business productivity apps including Gmail and Google Calendar to its own base of customers of more than 345,000 companies, which includes almost 90 percent of the world's 2,000 biggest firms.

Companies can mix and match support tiers for each user inside their organization.

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I will take a 2-1 win and not play the game, but I do expect us to win by a comfortable score say 3-1 or 4-1. If they keep doing that we'll have a great chance.


This business collaboration reflects a bid by major internet companies such as Google and Apple to move into business software markets where SAP is a powerhouse in enabling companies to operate on the emerging industrial internet.

Greene also announced a pair of partners aimed at helping to scale that support to more customers.

That dovetails nicely with the rest of the message Greene is trying to convey at the Google Cloud Next conference this week: The company's cloud has a reputation as being best-suited for startups and consumer apps like Snapchat and Pokémon Go, both of which are huge Google Cloud customers.

Google began using the Container Builder tool in March of 2016 as the packaging engine behind Gcloud's app deployment commands for the App Engine Flexible Environment. For instance, Snap Inc, which is the parent company of Snapchat, partners with Google and Amazon Web Services for its cloud solutions.

"This extended relationship enables customers to migrate data to Google Cloud Platform while leveraging data management and information governance capabilities from Veritas". The company is offering its partners a set of new fiscal incentives to help grow their businesses, along with changes to its program to reward third parties for working with multiple product areas.

Google SVP for Cloud Diane Greene during Next keynote address. That may happen on the consumer side, she said, but vowed that in the cloud and enterprise businesses Google runs, "We can not take anything away". One announcement will likely be the company's Meet enterprise videoconferencing service.

  • Delia Davidson