Pulz Biznesu, a popular Polish newspaper, recently published the news that Google is going to develop a cloud services center in Warsaw. This come’s as a surprise to many since Microsoft also announced that they would be investing in a Polish Cloud center.
Does this mean rivalry between the two technical giants? Here’s everything you need to know:
Google To Develop Cloud Center In Poland?
According to recent developments, Google is, indeed, investing in a Cloud Center in Warsaw. The center will now be a part of Google’s network of 20 cloud regions and 61 availability zones. Poland was specifically chosen because it has become an ‘international hub of software engineering.’ Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian seems very eager to build the center. The funds for this center will come from Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s pledge to support various digital skill programs in Europe.
Microsoft To Have Cloud Center In The Same Location
It was announced last month that Microsoft is spending $1 Billion to build a data center in Poland. This seems to spell drama between the two tech giants. However, Google’s plans have been in place since last year. So, many believe Microsoft may be stirring the pot. One thing is for sure: there is going to be some major competition in the Cloud Computing Sector with two major Cloud centers in one country.
When Be Will The Center Operational?
The Google Data Services Cloud center will most likely be operational as early as 2021. The center will have the role of developing managerial services and capabilities around Google Cloud. It is being constructed in partnership with a famous Polish company, Domestic Cloud Provider. Domestic Cloud Provider is a joint venture between PKO Bank Polski and the Polish Development Fund. This seems to be a promising company for Google to work with.