It is now official that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google acquires Qwiklabs, a hands-on lab learning startup for leading cloud platforms and infrastructure software vendors. The deal, which is for an undisclosed amount, will more specifically benefit those who want to increase their familiarity with operating cloud environments. It is all about gaining knowledge on the step-by-step instructions for using popular cloud services. The users will also experience the privilege of testing different cases and train teams.
Google acquires Qwiklabs: Business should get the most out of the cloud investment
Every business is in competition for growth. Apparently, 64% of companies have a shortage of workers with cloud skills according to a recent survey by Cloud Foundry which involved close to 900 executives. 38% of the companies said they in dire need of employees who can deploy on a specific infrastructure. Perhaps it is the reason why a majority of them have nothing to show in terms of success. However, the deal is likely to awaken what looks like a needy situation in businesses.
The Google acquires Qwiklabs deal is timely. In fact, Qwiklabs has already been of help to many, and much more is expected from the platform. Director of professional services for Google Cloud, Jason Martin, concurs, “With Qwiklabs, we’re closing the IP skills gap in the cloud. More than half a million users have collectively spent over 5 million hours learning how to successfully deploy and manage multiple cloud technologies through the Qwiklabs platform.”
Learn and expand cloud skills to deliver more innovation
Innovation has become a primary global drive for success of any activity. This is the reason why Qwiklabs, which was launched in 2012, will put more focus on offering the most general and efficient services and products. However, this will only be made possible by obtaining the right cloud skills.
Nonetheless, as Qwiklabs continue to put forward lab learning credits and subscriptions, its existing AWS Labs is still functioning. However, it is not certain how long the new AWS courses will remain, but the AWS’ dominance is still very massive. This makes the Google acquires Qwiklabs deal even more significant.
Alphabet’s stock was trading at $784.80 an increase of $8.83 or 1.14%.
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