Timeline of Google Cloud Platform

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  • April 2008Google App Engine was released as a preview.[1]
  • May 2010Google Cloud Storage launched.[2]
  • July 2012 – Google creates the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program.[3]
  • October 2012 – shortly after the Amazon outage, Google App Engine experienced a major outage that also affected Tumblr and Dropbox.[4]
  • April 2012BigQuery, first presented in March, went into General Availability (GA).[5]
  • December 2013 – After an 18-month preview Google Compute Engine was released GA.[6]
  • February 2014 -Google Cloud SQL was released as GA.[7]
  • March 2014 – During the Google Cloud Platform Live, Google announced their biggest price drop affecting all products between a 30% and 85%.[8]
  • March 2014 – Google announced Managed Virtual Machines, a new feature to overcome the traditional limitations in Google App Engine.[9]
  • February 11, 2016 – Google Cloud Functions announced for preview [10]
  • February 22, 2016Google Cloud Dataproc entered general availability.[11]
  • May 2016 - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11724763
  • September 2016 - Evernote announces it will migrate to the Google Cloud Platform, and does so in 60 days. [12]
  • October 18, 2016 - Nomulus announced
  • February 2017 -

Full timeline

Year Month and date (if available) Event type Details
2000 Prelude Amazon.com, the parent company of the as yet nonexistent AWS, begins work on merchant.com, an e-commerce platform intended for use by other large retailers such as Target Corporation. In the process, Amazon's team realizes that they need to decouple their code better, with cleaner interfaces and access APIs. Around the same time, the company also realizes the need to build infrastructure-as-a-service internally, to improve the speed of development and not have it bottlenecked by infrastructure availability. All these changes help pave the way for AWS.[13][14]

Sources of references: - https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com - https://www.facebook.com/googlecloud/

- https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Anews.ycombinator.com+%22google+cloud+platform%22&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
  1. "Introducing Google App Engine + our new blog". Google Developer Blog. 2008-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. Kincaid, Jason. "Google To Launch Amazon S3 Competitor 'Google Storage' At I/O". Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  3. "Introducing the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program: Helping businesses move to the cloud". Google Enterprise Blog. 2012-07-24. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. "Whoopsie! Google App Engine goes down". GigaOM. 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  5. "Google opens up its BigQuery data analytics service to all". GigaOM. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  6. "Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available with expanded OS support, transparent maintenance, and lower prices". Google Developers Blog. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  7. "Google Cloud SQL now Generally Available with an SLA, 500GB databases, and encryption". Google Cloud Platform Blog. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  8. "Google Cloud Platform Live – Blending IaaS and PaaS, Moore's Law for the cloud". Google Cloud Platform Blog. 2014-03-25. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  9. "Bringing together the best of PaaS and IaaS". Google Cloud Platform Blog. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  10. "Google has quietly launched its answer to AWS Lambda". 
  11. "Google Cloud Dataproc managed Spark and Hadoop service now GA". 
  12. "Evernote's Future Is in the Cloud - Evernote Blog". Https:. Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  13. Miller, Ron (July 2, 2016). "How AWS came to be". TechCrunch. Retrieved December 4, 2016. 
  14. Furrier, John (January 29, 2015). "Exclusive: The Story of AWS and Andy Jassy's Trillion Dollar Baby. As the late Stuart Scott would say "AWS has created so much value it's ridiculous".". Retrieved December 4, 2016.