A recent issue has brought to light the lack of customer service provided by Google Cloud Platform. Google has promised to improve yet the same issues appear to be commonplace. Anyone looking for a platform upon which to run production products has a serious reason to pause when considering GCP.
The last decade has given way to some very broadly applicable abstractions; everything from Government-as-a-Platform to Infrastructure-as-a-Service. With its recently launched Predix cloud however, GE Digital may have tapped into a new form of abstraction and disruption; Industry-as-a-Platform.
One of the more intriguing aspects of RESTful APIs is that they make all kinds of computing platforms more accessible to developers than previously thought possible. Case in point is the machine learning platform (based on a math engine) that is being developed by Wise.io.