GOOGLE CLOUD NEXT — One of the top three behemoths for public cloud services, Google Monday announced a broad set of additions and enhancements to its Google Cloud partner ecosystem and program, ahead of the vendor’s annual partner summit, Google Cloud Next ’18, starting tomorrow in San Francisco.
Nan Boden, senior director, global technology partnerships, and Nina Harding, channel chief, global partner strategy and programs, outlined in a blog four buckets of news: new SaaS programs; new and expanded integrations; new and expanded specializations; and partner award winners.
As the vendor prepares to kick off its third annual Next conference, Google is sending a strong signal that it is committed to partners.
“They’re an indispensable part of our mission to bring the cloud to more business,” the partner-program executives wrote.
Taking a deeper dive into the announcements, which Google hopes will drive its partners into more deals with customers, the vendor rolled out a new set of programs to help partners take SaaS applications to customers, including:
Google’s aforementioned new and expanded integrations include collaborations with VMware, Deloitte, SAP and Intel, to name a handful. More specifically:
Furthermore, Google announced 19 new partners in five new specializations: security, cloud migration, location-based services, enterprise collaboration and education.
Finally, the company congratulated its 2017 Partner Award winners (both technology and channel partners) across six categories: global; sales; services; product: customer success; specialization: customer success; and technology. Cisco, Accenture and SADA Systems were among the winners. See the full list here.
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