Google has Microsoft’s monopoly on the enterprise market firmly in its sights. According to GigaOm’s sources, the search giant is preparing to announce a comprehensive cloud service at its I/O conference next week that will apparently directly target Microsoft and its strong enterprise developer community.
Google’s new service will apparently be much more enterprise-focused than what it now offers with Google Drive, which just recently launched in April. Microsoft previously announced Windows Azure, a service designed to “quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters,” according to Microsoft. Right now, the Redmond-based company has at least beaten Google to the announcement punch.
With Amazon already in the cloud space, and Microsoft having stated its future intentions, Google will certainly not want to be left behind for much longer. Thus, it’s likely the company would want to get into the enterprise cloud space with some sort of announcement at Google I/O, which is mere days away.