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At its cloud-touting event Google Cloud Next'19 on Tuesday, the Chocolate Factory announced a service that debuted last year, now with a new name and broader scope. Those who recall the blandly branded Cloud Services Platform, which consisted of the managed Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), GKE On-Prem and managed Istio, can …

  1. Dan 55 Silver badge

    At the opening of the keynote, Pichai addressed the elephant in the room, Google's inconsistent commitment to the products it launches. That legacy of distrust, born from the shutdown of more than 150 products and services in the twenty-one years since Google was founded, has become enough of a reputational albatross that Google engineers post in discussion forums to reassure those curious about new offerings that the end is not nigh.

    When it gets to the point that the first thing they're asked in product launches is when they're going to shut it down, they're doing it wrong. The head of the game streaming platform also had to protest too much in the interviews he's done.

    1. Ken 16 Silver badge

      And unfortunately the Google engineers will be the (2nd to) last ones to know if their service is being discontinued.

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