Why Google Cloud Platform?
Google Cloud Platform enables developers to build, test and deploy applications on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure. It has built a strong proposition around 4 key elements:
- InfrastructureWith "…8 regions, 23 zones, over 100 points of presence, and a well-provisioned global network comprised of hundreds of thousands of miles of fiber optic cable.", Google Cloud Platform allows you to utilise the same infrastructure that runs Google Apps, and leverage the Google security model – as well as specific innovations such as global load balancing and custom machine types
- Data & AnalyticsGCP provides several services which simplify the process of managing data. Projects like Apache Bean (Dataflow), TensorFlow (Machine Learning Engine) and Spanner also demonstrate a committment to open source innovation (with specific no lock in) and new ways to approach Big Data problems.
- Serverless, Fully Managed Computing For Google, serverless means any service which is fully managed and does not require you to even think about the servers unpinning a system. This includes Google Functions, AppEngine, ContainerEngine and several other data services which are all focus on frictionless elasticity and ease of use.
- PricingUnique offerings such as automatically applied sustained use discounts and flexible committed use discounts when combined with per-minute billing, simple preemtible VM instances and general low pricing create a commercially attractive proposition.
How We Work Together
OpenCredo frequently attend Google technical training, with the goal of learning about new functionality that is being delivered on GCP. We regularly speak to Google engineers, and can reach out to a wide-range of expertise in the event of a challenging use case or technical issue.
OpenCredo and Google regularly share knowledge on the Google Cloud Platform, and also present case studies and development learnings at public events together.