5 things you should know about Google’s cloud platform

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Funny thing: On last week’s Structure Show podcast, North Bridge Venture Partners’ Paul Santinelli talked about the biggest threats to Amazon Web Services and didn’t mention Google (or Microsoft, some listeners have pointed out) once. Time will tell whether that was oversight or wisdom, but based on this week’s Structure Show guest, I’m guessing Google thinks it’s the former.

Barb Darrow and I interviewed Greg DeMichillie, director of product management for the Google Cloud Platform, and asked him all about why people should take Google’s cloud products seriously. Here are five of the main points, but listen to the whole thing for a lot more detail and for a discussion of the week’s cloud computing news.

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