Automation Anywhere and Google Cloud have joined hands to develop AI and RPA powered solutions, bring RPA capabilities to Google Cloud products, and align people to help businesses scale RPA capabilities. Automation Anywhere’s RPA capabilities will be integrated with services like Apigee, Appsheet, and AI Platform. Its ‘Automation 360’ platform will be available on Google Cloud. Automation Anywhere has so far deployed over 2.8 mn bots to enterprises.
Tata Communications has partnered with Google Cloud to drive cloud adoption to expanded its managed public cloud services portfolio. The partnership will enable firms to deploy and access Google Cloud services through Tata Comm’s IZO Managed Cloud which offers the expertise and support services to drive business growth while providing them with end-to-end services — cloud architecture planning, workload migration, and ongoing operational support.
Netmagic announced that it has been recognised by Google Cloud as a Managed Services Provider status, an initiative under the Partner Advantage Program. Netmagic, with the new MSP status, now aims to help organisations to optimise business workloads on the Google Cloud and accelerate digital transformation journey. Netmagic, last year, had partnered with Google Cloud to create a Centre of Excellence (CoE).
AWS continued to lead the cloud service provider in Q4 2020, accounting for 31% of the total spend. The global Cloud infrastructure market spending increased 32% to reach $39.9 bn in the quarter, said research firm Canalys. Total global expenditure was over $3 bn higher than the last quarter and nearly $10 bn more than Q4 2019. Microsoft’s Azure was at number two spot with 20 % of the market share while Google Cloud was the third largest with 7% share.
Google Cloud has appointed Bikram Singh Bedi, former President Strategy and New Initiatives at Grofers as its new MD for India. He will succeed in Karan Bajwa. Bedi was AWS head for India and South Asia for almost six years. Google plans to launch its second cloud region in Delhi this year, after Mumbai as its India investments. The company mentioned Wipro, Sharechat, Tech Mahindra, TVS ASL, ICICI Prudential, Nobroker.com, and Cleartrip as its cloud partners.
Google, for the first time, disclosed operating income/loss for its Cloud business unit in its quarterly earnings yesterday. Google Cloud lost $5.6 bn in FY 2020, which ended on December 31. The total revenue of the unit stood at $13 bn. The unit’s losses, on the one hand, are rising up from $4.3 bn in 2018 and $4.6 bn in 2019, but revenue is also seeing an upward trend, up from $5.8 bn in 2018 and $8.9 bn in 2019.
Alphabet, for the first, will disclose the cost and operating profit of Google Cloud business today. The disclosure is likely to eclipse the record overall quarterly sales for the internet’s biggest platform for ads. This has come after years of aggressive investment and at the time when COVID-19 pandemic is pushing work, shopping, education and entertainment online. JPMorgan & Chase Co analysts estimate the unit’s 2020 operating margin at 2%.
Cloud4C partners with Google Cloud to build a CoE for SAP and Anthos to modernise businesses’ IT infrastructure and build cloud-native apps for economic viability, respectively. The CoE would leverage advanced Google Cloud AI, ML and analytics capabilities to the customers. “The CoE will serve as a multi-disciplinary customer showcase hub, developing and delivering solutions for high efficiency and reliability” Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, Cloud4C said.