SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Cloud Next '17 -- Enterprises moving to the cloud need reliability, which Google can deliver, said Google's cloud boss Diane Greene, at a keynote kicking off the company's annual customer and partner conference.
"Because of the interest in reliability recently, I'll say a few words," said Greene, senior vice president for Google Cloud Platform. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) search runs at five nines of reliability, and Google Cloud Platform can deliver that same reliability to enterprise customers, she said. "That's how we designed our cloud, and we're making it easier for customers to design and deploy that kind of reliability."
Greene didn't mention Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) but it was clear that's who she was referring to. Amazon Web Services Inc. 's Simple Storage Service (S3) was down for almost half a day February 28, after a typographical error re-configuring a small number of servers took down a much larger number than intended. The outage affected Netflix, Airbnb, Slack, Snapchat, as well as Light Reading. (See Amazon Web Services Outage Caused by Typo and AWS S3 Goes Down, Internet Snow Day Declared)
We reached out to AWS for a response, but they didn't comment.
Google was recently recognized for the highest degree of availability for any cloud in 2016, Greene said -- although she did not say who gave the company that recognition. Later, Google said the recognition came from CloudHarmony, a Gartner company. Light Reading was unable to independently verify the information.
However, according to a report (paid subscription required) on The Information, AWS uptime is actually better than Google's, despite last week's outages. AWS has had 448 minutes of downtime since the start of 2015, compared with 506 for Google and 1,652 for Microsoft.
— Mitch Wagner, , Editor, Light Reading Enterprise Cloud
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