Tencent Technology News, January 31 According to Bloomberg News, Alphabet's Google Inc. introduced a digital application store dedicated to cloud computing software for businesses and other organizations. This is Google's latest step toward closing the gap with Amazon AWS.
Google Cloud and MobileIron, a provider of mobile security solutions for mobile phones, is building a new online marketplace that allows businesses to buy and license cloud services to employees while keeping their company data secure . Users can directly access the platform through the mobile telecom carrier network, which is expected to formally launch in the second half of this year.
This new cloud application store will enhance the competitiveness of Google G Suite, an online store for corporate and third-party applications that allows users to access additional services through Google's ecosystem. The news came as Citrix shares jumped 14% to $ 4.60, its single-day rise since 2007.
Currently, Google is catching up with Amazon, the cloud computing market leader. Amazon AWS has been running a similar cloud store since 2012. At the same time Google G Suite is also facing competition from Microsoft. Although Google did not release sales of commercial software, Google said last summer that its cloud services unit now has 3.5 million paying subscribers.
As more and more employees start using smartphones to process data, many companies buy mobile web security tools from operators like AT & T or Verizon.
The partnership between Google and Citrix is not the first to offer bundled security tools, as AT & T also provided the NetBond virtual private network, which allows users to more securely connect to cloud services, and AppDirect application Google to create a cloud application store Clinging to the Amazon AWS market allows businesses to buy a wide range of software solutions directly. Marcin Kurc, director of Google Cloud Business Platform, said collaboration with Citrix will provide users with a richer set of services, while also boosting Google's market presence and reputation and boosting Google's market position.
"Any simplification of the market approach and the cooperation of market leaders will help us develop our own ecosystem. Kurc said.