The collaboration gives KCOM customers cost-effective access to Google Cloud’s world-class technology, particularly data analytics and machine learning.  Public cloud specialist KCOM is also a Premier Consulting Partner to AWS and holds Microsoft Gold Partner status.

KCOM is now able to offer customers future-proof infrastructure and access to deep learning systems that power services such as Google Translate.  This allows KCOM’s cloud experts to build machine learning models easily for different types of data. Advanced analytics enables data queries to be carried out in minutes or even seconds, rather than hours or days. In an evolving regulatory landscape, KCOM customers are focussed on security, privacy and the ‘right to be forgotten’. Through its state of the art, secure infrastructure, Google Cloud offers a highly-secure and flexible environment where new compliance requirements can be implemented quickly.

The relationship between KCOM and Google Cloud comes as, according to Forrester, the global public cloud market is predicted to be $178 billion and continue to grow at 22% CAGR in 2018, as many organisations shift away from legacy IT services and pursue a digital business strategy.

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Stephen Long, executive vice president at KCOM, said: “For many business users Google Cloud’s enterprise offering is a natural fit. No two cloud journeys are the same, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. Today, customers have a choice of public cloud vendors and many of our customers are going a step further and are adopting a multi-cloud strategy.

“This collaboration enables our team to give the best advice to those customers.  We can advise on the most appropriate options for their business, as they migrate business applications, develop new services or create new cloud-native applications within the public cloud that is right for them.”

Long continues: “We have a long history as a public cloud provider, so our teams can draw on years of experience across multiple sectors and customer types. Increasingly, our independent advice is being sought by enterprises looking to take advanced steps into the public cloud. The addition of Google Cloud’s exciting new offering to our skill set is great news for our customers.”

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