Google Cloud Platform (GCP) may have been one of the last major entrants into the enterprise cloud space, but that doesn’t mean they’re lagging behind the competitors.In fact, for many organizations, GCP can be the perfect choice for cloud adoption.
The platform’s focus on the end-user, access to Google’s core infrastructure, the company’s commitment to open source and competitive pricing—each of these and other elements help set GCP apart.
While Redapt’s expertise across all platforms makes us cloud agnostic, it’s worth taking an in-depth look at some of the unique features GCP has to offer for organizations looking to adopt the cloud.
Google security model
For more than 15 years, Google has been building out its security measures for consumers. In GCP, that same level of security that is used for products like Gmail is available to enterprises.
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
As the original creator of Kubernetes, Google has unique knowledge about the platform. GKE is the company’s enterprise-grade platform for working with and managing containerized applications.
We’re big fans of Anthos, and for good reason.
By allowing organizations to deploy Kubernetes on GCP, on-premises, and across clouds, the tool offers unprecedented flexibility for where organizations can conduct workloads.
This is particularly enticing for industries that require a high level of on-premises work due to security and governance requirements.
For the deployment of advanced analytics tools like machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), BigQuery provides a serverless cloud data warehouse platform that is both highly scalable and cost-effective.
GCP’s managed data processing service provides automated provisioning and management of processing resources, as well as horizontal auto scaling to help organizations get the most out of worker resources.
To sum up …
While it was relatively late to the public cloud party, GCP has been designed to leverage the security and scaling expertise that Google has long provided consumers.
Add in innovations like GKE and Anthos, and it’s clear that GCP has more than enough firepower to compete with the other major players in the industry.
For companies looking to adopt the cloud for the first time, or those that want to employ modern development practices on a hybrid platform, GCP could be just what they’re looking for.
Read our free guide, Modernize & Thrive: How a Modern Data Architecture Can Transform and Elevate Your Business, to learn how to build a modern data platform with Google Cloud’s solutions.
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