It’s the question that’s been asked of all cloud-computing companies by users of cloud-hosted applications.
In its response to a question on whether the Google Web Services cloud could handle milk cartons and other cartons from a variety of retailers, Google stated that it doesn’t currently support those types of applications.
Google says it is exploring the possibility of extending support to these cartons.
The company says that while its cloud-based service is capable of supporting such applications, “this is a hypothetical feature and we don’t currently plan to support it.”
“Google Cloud Platform is not intended to be a full-fledged cloud platform for hosting cartons,” the company says.
Google also says that “we don’t support the use of cartons by applications on Google Cloud.”
In addition to milk carting, Google says that the Google Compute Engine, which powers its cloud services, supports “the use of any product-specific applications on top of the Cloud Platform.”
Google says its Compute Services team is working on extending support for such applications to the Cloud, but says that it has “not yet completed the work” required to make that happen.