Microsoft, Google make their pitches to unseat Amazon in the cloud

The past two weeks have been a bonanza of cloud conferences and they provide useful insight into the ongoing IaaS cloud wars between Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. Google makes its case in the cloud Last week Google attempted to attract developers to its cloud with the inaugural GCP NEXT Conference in San Francisco. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: 10 Biggest announcements from Google’s cloud conference | Hottest products at Hadoop World conference + Google trotted out all its top executives, including newly minted cloud chief Diane Greene and parent company Alphabet’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Executives talked about cutting-edge new technology available from Google’s cloud, like voice-recognition machine learning APIs and a new cloud management tool named StackDriver. The company announced a big expansion of its…


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