Google's multi-tenant infrastructure is designed so they can push improvements to their entire customer base very quickly. Google can deliver new functionality at rapid pace as systems are able to distribute updates so efficiently. In 2009 alone, Google launched over 100 improvements, and customers had no need to manage upgrades or patches. In contrast, businesses with traditional servers only tend to update software every five to seven years due to long release cycles alongside the cost and complexity businesses face when implementing upgrades.
Browser-based applications are another key ingredient in our recipe for rapid innovation. When Google launch new features in our web applications, users automatically get these improvements just by refreshing their browsers. Google’s mobile browser applications also get new features without software updates.
Finally, the enormity of Google’s infrastructure is intrinsically linked to the financial benefits of going Google. Costs can be absorbed which ultimately makes Google Apps for Business a cost effective solution in addition to the features and functionality which are unrivalled by competitors. Google run the largest cloud computing applications in the world; approximately 6 times larger than the nearest competitor.