Google has acquired a Vancouver B.C. startup called AppBridge to help users move files over from physical servers to G Suite applications like Google Drive.
Prabhakar Raghavan, vice president of apps for Google Cloud, made the announcement at the Google Cloud Next conference, where he also along introduced a series of new Google Cloud apps and programs. Google’s main goal with G Suite and some of its other cloud programs is to leverage computing power to automate mundane tasks and free up users to be more creative.
“At G Suite we are obsessed with the idea that computers should constantly raise the bar on what can get done on the mundane so that our users, your employees, have more and more time to focus on creative work,” Raghavan said.
During the Thursday keynote, Google also announced it is adding three new cloud regions and introduced a discount pricing structure for cloud users.
The Google Cloud Next Day 2 keynote is ongoing, available to watch below.