Google Builds 'Infrastructure as a Service Platform' for the Cloud

Recent industry reports are suggesting that internet mogul Google is planning to build an Infrastructure as a service cloud computing platform in the near future. It is possible that this service could be launched as early as the next week.

GigaOM which is a news site reported that the industry is buzzing about Google’s plans and that they will also offer the infamous search engine and storage facility along with the service. This platform is all set to compete with Amazon’s EC2 cloud service, but it could also be at loggerheads with a similar service offered by Microsoft.

It is no secret that both Microsoft and Google have their respective Software suites in the cloud, but according to sources, moving into the infrastructure as a service territory will provide a significant financial boost to the companies.

According to GigaOM, Google’s main target is actually Microsoft and its developer community. “The enterprise developer community is also one of Microsoft’s biggest strengths, and Google wants to go after them,” GigaOM writes. “In order to lure these enterprise developers, the company has focused heavily on making it easier to write, deploy and manage applications on its platform.”

Presently, Google has not released a statement regarding this news and its spokesperson said the company is not commenting on rumor or speculation.

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