The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a suite of cloud computing services provided by Google that operates on the same infrastructure used internally by Google for its end-user products, such as Google Search, Gmail, file storage, and YouTube. It offers a series of modular cloud services, including computation, data storage, data analytics and machine learning, in addition to a collection of management tools.
Infrastructure as a service, application as a service and serverless computing environments are supported by the Google Cloud Platform.
In April 2008, Google unveiled its first cloud computing service, the App Engine, a platform for creating and storing web applications in Google-managed data centers. In November 2011, the service became available in general. Google has added several cloud services to the platform since the App Engine announcement.
Google Cloud Platform is part of Google Cloud, and includes the public cloud infrastructure of Google Cloud Platform, as well as Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), Android and Chrome OS business versions, and machine learning and enterprise mapping application programming interfaces (APIs).