What's New at GCP: IBM Power Systems Service, Premium Support, Kubernetes Engine Benchmark

Often playing third fiddle to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has been busy lately trying to catch up, announcing a new IBM Power Systems service, an enterprise Premium Support plan and a Kubernetes Engine Benchmark. Here's a look at recent developments. These server computers, featuring Big Blue's POWER processors, are offered as a serivce for customers using AIX, IBM i, or Linux on IBM Power. For organizations using a hybrid cloud strategy, especially, IBM Power Systems are an important tool," Google said. "Because of their performance and ability to support mission critical workloads—such as SAP applications and Oracle databases—enterprise customers have been consistently looking for options to run IBM Power Systems in the cloud.

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