May 7, 2014

HP Wants to Help You Build Your Own Google

Anyone can now run their software on Google’s worldwide network of computers — perhaps the most advanced computing system on earth — and Google believes that, eventually, everyone will be happy to do so.

The tech giant is betting big on Google Compute Engine and Google App Engine, the cloud services that let outsiders run websites and other applications on its global computing infrastructure. Urs Hölzle — the man who oversees this vast system — says the company’s cloud services allow businesses to run operate software more easily and more cheaply, without having to setup their own hardware, and though he acknowledges that many businesses are still wary of using the cloud, due to security concerns and regulatory issues, he argues that the computing world will evolve to the point where this is no longer the case.

Read more at Wired.

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