Google™ and Microsoft® gear up for Cloud E-mail Services
Cloud computing is on the rise these days as cloud e-mailing has become a preferred service by many big organizations like that of government, automotive and hospitality industries, etc. There are many benefits of using cloud e-mail services. They help in significant cost savings. The U.S. Department of Energy’s conversion of its IT department to Google Apps has estimated that technology expenses will save $40 million over a period of five years.
Due to the useful aspects of cloud e-mail service, its demand has also increased a lot. This has inevitably led to a stiff competition between the two biggest cloud service providers – Google and Microsoft. Both of them are gearing up to have a larger share in the cloud e-mail service enterprise. So, let us see how both are preparing to face each other in this race of e-mail cloud computing.
Google has some good news to start with. Gartner, the renowned American information technology research firm, has predicted Google’s overall enterprise share to increase from its current 3 percent to 4 percent by 2016. Gartner also predicts Google to reach 55 percent by 2020 in the enterprise share. And, if you look at Google’s current plan, it does look all geared up to achieve the projected growth. It has many big plans that include investing $101 million in a new data center in Dublin, Ireland over an area of 11 acres of land. Not only that, Google has also announced its expansion plans in Asia to build three new data centers, which will be located in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Microsoft is also catching up with Google’s big plans. They report a great deal of interest in their cloud productivity product from businesses in Microsoft Office 365. The software plans include upgrading the functionality to Microsoft Exchange in the cloud before adding up to its on-premises version. To match Google’s European enterprise, Microsoft also plans to expand their data centers in the cool regions of Iowa, Virginia, and Dublin. Dublin has become a strategic location for both due to its ideal climate for natural data center cooling, which will cut costs for power and cooling that mostly dominates their budget.
So far, both of them look well prepared in this race for a bigger share in this e-mail cloud enterprise. Let us wait and see who will dominate the most in this market and provide better e-mail cloud services.