Google is keeping its cloud infrastructure momentum going with a gaggle of announcements designed to increase its appeal to cloud ISVs, systems integrators and larger enterprises. That includes the launch of Google App Engine Premier accounts, the full release of Google Cloud Storage (formerly Google Storage for Developers) and the Google Prediction API leaving beta.

Each individual announcement is actually fairly simple, so it's no wonder that Google rolled it all into one big official blog entry. Here's the breakdown, in convenient bullet point form:

  • Google App Engine Premier Accounts give developers and integrators priority support, a 99.95 percent uptime SLA, and the ability to deploy unlimited apps on Google's PaaS solution, all for $500 a month.

  • Google Storage for Developers has left Google Labs with the new name of Google Cloud Storage, and with that change comes with a new file read/write API and detailed storage analytics.

  • Additionally, Google Cloud Storage is lowering bandwidth and storage charges, with volume discounts for larger customers and the complete elimination of data ingress fees, bringing it in line with Microsoft Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services. According to Google, depending on their plan customers may see a monthly bill decrease of up to 40 percent.

  • The Google Prediction API has left Google Code Labs, letting developers build smarter apps that can make extremely educated guesses as to the future of data sets. With the full release, the Google Prediction API gets PMML v4.01 support and data anomaly detection.


The blog entry also contains a shout-out to Google Cloud SQL, the search giant's new cloud database service for App Engine applications. I said it before, and I've said it again: Google is fast-tracking its enterprise and developer plays with these cloud infrastructure enhancements, and TalkinCloud will be keeping it under the microscope to see how it pays off for Google Apps Authorized Resellers and ISVs.