|By Jeremy Geelan||
|March 17, 2013 09:15 AM EDT||
On 19 November 2010, according to this useful research tool, the account @GoogleCloud was registered with Twitter. 848 days later it has yet to tweet. But that may be about to change...
With only 32 followers (including @jg21!) to date, the account is certainly very dormant. As the page currently says: "@GoogleCloud hasn't tweeted yet." But that won't, I suspect, be the case for much longer. because Google is now the proud owner of Talaria Technologies, a very recent (2011) infrastructure start-up that has now joined forces with Google's Cloud Platform team.
This is the state of the @GoogleCloud Twitter account as of this writing. But stay tuned!
On its website main page, Talaria now has just a simple announcement, titled: "Talaria is now a part of Google!"
"We'd like to thank those people that helped us get here. Our investors and advisors that stood behind us, both in good times and bad. Our beta customers that pushed us, kicked the tires, and warmly invited us into their organizations. And finally, our friends and family that have gotten less attention and time than they deserve while we've been busy."
The Google Cloud Platform – on which Google claims that 1 million applications already run – allows users to build applications and websites, as well as to store and analyze data on Google’s infrastructure.
The Google Cloud Platform product manager is William Vambenepe, who joined Google in 2012 from Oracle. "Welcome to my new Google Cloud colleagues!" he tweeted, on his personal Twitter page, to the Talaria team. Before very long however, I suspect that we may find Vambenepe and/or his team tweeting over on @GoogleCloud instead.
Vambenepe's own Cloud pedigree is impeccable. Before Oracle, where he was an architect for five years, he was at HP for nearly a decade, rising to Distinguished Technologist, just one step off the much sought-after rank of HP Fellow.
The Google Cloud Platform, before Talaria's web application server is layered in, comprises five main elements:
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