Google’s cloud services team is going on an international tour in a bid to bring companies onto its cloud services platform, the company announced today. Following its Google Cloud Platform Live conference later this month, representatives from the company’s cloud team will visit 25 different cities in Europe, Asia and North America.
The roadshow is Google’s latest attempt to get more companies using its cloud platform. The company is in tight competition with Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure, and Microsoft and Amazon are each putting on a full-court press to try and draw (and keep) developers on their platforms.
It’s a high stakes business, as each company jockeys to be the cloud service of choice for the next big wave of Internet startups.
Google roadshow stops will include a keynote session that introduces attendees to Google’s vision for its cloud platform, a session that teaches them how to build an Android app using Google services, and one that shows off where Google sees its platform going in the future.
Right now, interested developers in Europe and Israel can sign up for the first 9 sessions, which will take place starting on April 7. Google hasn’t revealed where or when the other workshops will take place yet.