June 29, 2012 – Google has officially moved into the enterprise cloud computing market with its announcement of Google Compute Engine, an on-demand option for business applications that function on the same infrastructure already operating the search engine giant’s Web offerings.

At its annual user conference Thursday, Google confirmed weeks of insider speculation on some type of cloud announcement with the beta launch of its Google Compute Engine, an Infrastructure as a Service source for workloads stored on its Linux virtual machines. Compute Engine enables creation and development of business applications without new internal hardware, similar to the basis of rival Amazon’s cloud. The new Google cloud release relies on Google’s own Google App Engine and programming in Java, Python and Google’s Go language.

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