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Google cloud nabs business from Autodesk

Google's cloud platform just scored a big win in its uphill battle against and Microsoft.

Autodesk, the provider of modeling software for architects and animators, said Monday that a new service is now available for customers in the entertainment industry to more quickly and efficiently render 3-D images.

This isn't a wholesale shift for Autodesk, which is still spending heavily on Amazon Web Services as it transforms its traditional software suite into a cloud services offering. But Autodesk CEO Carl Bass said that when it comes to projects that require substantial bandwidth, Google has the preferred service.

"The best...