- Google (GOOG) has made its Compute Engine cloud service generally available as it moves to further compete with Amazon Web Services (AMZN), Microsoft's (MSFT) Azure and IBM's (IBM) offering.
- Google has cut prices for its infrastructure-as-a-service offering by 10%, is providing access to larger and more complex computing, and it guarantees that critical projects will remain working 99.95% of the time.
- Photo-swapping service Snapchat is an early user of Compute Engine, processing 4,000 pictures a second on Google's servers. (Blog)
Google ups game in cloud-computing dogfight
Dec 3 2013, 04:18 ET