Google Cloud Platform Appoints New Country Manager for SEA

Google Cloud Platform Appoints New Country Manager for SEA

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) targets the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam in its aim to expand public cloud adoption in Southeast Asia.

Google appoints April Srivikorn to lead Google Cloud adoption in Southeast Asia as the new country manager for the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The Bangkok-based executive previously led as Google Thailand’s interim country manager and as the Head of Industry for Banking & Financial Services, Tech, Telco, and Conglomerates. Srivikorn brings with her notable experiences in providing strategic direction and solutions in developing sales plans and working to transform how clients view the role of cloud solutions in building their brand, driving sales and connecting both online and offline.

In Southeast Asia, Google Cloud has recently seen significant growth—with help from its expanded partnership with multinational software solutions provider SAP. The strategic partnership between the two was announced in 2017 during the annual Google Cloud Next Conference. The partnership helped extend Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP’s) robust set of existing capabilities through jointly developed solutions, opened the door for SAP flagship products to run on GCP, and integrated SAP applications with G Suite.

The SAP alliance has helped Google’s key GSI (global system integrators) partners, such as Accenture and Deloitte, win Google Cloud deployments in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Srivikorn is set to build upon this success by leading strategic partnerships across a number of key customer-oriented verticals and supporting the delivery of GCP services in the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Google Cloud Platform Services

Google Cloud Platform is Google’s public cloud computing service platform that aims to help businesses leverage cloud technology and increase their competitive advantage through the use of modern, containerized application models on the web. The service is delivered to customers on an as-you-go basis, by way of service components which include:

  • Google Compute Engine (GCE) – Google’s scalable virtual machine hosting platform that can be easily integrated into other Google Cloud services
  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE, formerly Google Container Engine) – a platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts
  • Nearline, Coldline, and Archive – Google’s low-cost, highly-durable, highly available storage solutions for backup, archival and disaster recovery
  • Anthos – a system for building, deploying and managing applications that may be centered around Google, and can utilize resources from other multi-cloud services
  • App Engine – a fully managed, highly-scalable serverless application platform that provides web developers with popular languages (Java™, PHP, Node.js, Python, C#, .Net, Ruby, and Go) and industry-leading tools (Cloud SDK, Cloud Source Repositories, IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio, and PowerShell)
  • BigQuery – a serverless and cost-effective cloud-based big data analytics solution that can be integrated with a company’s on-premise data center through SAP Data Services
  • Cloud BigTable – a fully managed, scalable NoSQL database service for large analytical and operational workloads
  • Cloud Storage – GCP’s object storage for developers and enterprises that allows enterprises to configure data with Object Lifecycle Management (OLM) to automatically transition to lower-cost storage classes
  • Google Apigee – a four-time Gartner Magic Quadrant awardee for producing and managing APIs

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