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Join Google Cloud and their partners for a multipart series of discussions on migrating SAP workloads to the cloud. Daily, May 3-7th, 11am CT. Partners will share the before and afters, plus detail the concrete benefits of migration and access to these cloud-native capabilities. Open to All! Register here.
Do you love your database?Did you know that Cloud Spanner launched customer-managed encryption keys and Access Approval?Cloud Spanner is Google Cloud’s fully managed relational database that offers unlimited scale, high performance, strong consistency across regions and high availability (up to 99.999% availability SLA). In addition, enterprises trust Spanner because it provides security, transparency and complete data protection to its customers. To give enterprises greater control of how their data is secured, Spanner recently launched Customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK). CMEK enables customers to manage encryption keys in Cloud Key Management (KMS). Read the full blog posting here. Image from Google blog post
Orchestration often refers to the automated configuration, coordination, and management of computer systems and services.Google Cloud Platform offers a number of tools and services for orchestration:Cloud Scheduler for schedule-driven single-service orchestration Workflows for complex multi-service orchestration Cloud Composer for orchestration of your data workloadshttps://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/developers-practitioners/choosing-right-orchestrator-google-cloudSource: Official Google Cloud Blog One image is like one thousand words. Don’t you agree? The article is great but the diagram is even better!
PayPal, SAP & Google Cloud teamed up to demonstrate the cloud’s capabilities to run financial workloads at scale. Congrats to PayPal on being selected as a winner for the #SAPInnovation Award 2021. This is amazing ! See the post and download the presentation here. From LinkedIn posting
Earth Week: A Sustainable Google Cloud Journey: An Environment-Friendly Approach to Application Development
Thank you @Vijeta90 for your insight on your Earth Week article focusing on our responsibility as technologists in the pursuit of sustainability. While people worldwide are celebrating Earth Week, it has become essential to take a step back and look at where we are with our responsibility towards the environment and how we can celebrate our planet while making technology more reliable and accessible to everyone. Google has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to climate action and environmental sensitivity, and this fidelity is evident in the company’s sustainability goal to run on carbon-free energy by 2030. However, what does this commitment mean for us, as Google Cloud users? Where does our responsibility lie in this sustainability mission? Read it here:
Have you used BigQuery’s new Geospatial capabilities? Have you exported them on Data Studio?Lak Lakshmanan, Data Analytics & AI @ Google Cloud, is showing how you can do it in his articleSource: @trolliYou can use BigQuery Sandbox (it’s free) and Data Studio (free product). Awesome, right?
Google Cloud has launched a security solution, Web App and API Protection (WAAP), which provides comprehensive threat protection for your web applications and APIs.Google Cloud WAAP is based on the same technology Google uses to protect its public-facing services against web application exploits, DDoS attacks, fraudulent bot activity, and API targeted threats.Read the full articleSource: Official Google Cloud BlogDo you think that the three leading products that provide comprehensive protection against threats and fraud are enough?Google Cloud Armor, Apigee, reCAPTCHA Enterprise
People were confined to their homes throughout 2020. Lockdowns and social distancing restrictions made people spend hours in front of the TV and digital gadgets. As one can imagine, demand for media went up and subscriptions to the multiple video streaming platforms skyrocketed. According to a report released by the Motion Picture Association in March 2021, subscriptions to online video services surpassed one billion in 2020. It has reached 1.1 billion globally (26% Y-O-Y growth). The global home/mobile entertainment market reached $68.8 billion USD (23% growth over 2019). Subscription in the United States reached 308.6 million (32% growth) and the home/mobile market reached $30 billion (21% growth). We expect to see the end of this pandemic in near future through massive vaccination drives, lockdowns, and preventive measure campaigns, people may still hesitate to participate in outdoor entertainment activities or visiting movie theaters. Along with the social distancing concerns, th
Dear C2C’er, Many organisations still have what I would call legacy applications within and even running their businesses. Applications built on Lotus Notes, or bespoke Microsoft Access systems. Lift and Shift doesn’t seem to be a valid approach and rebuilding the functionality may be costly. Does anyone have any experience or advice for these organisations on a migration strategy?
Happy Earth Week 2021 Everybody! Hope you are joining our C2C Sessions. Great news for you to know: Google has revealed that five of its data centers are now running almost entirely on carbon-free 'clean' electricity.According to Urs Hölzle, Google's senior vice president of cloud infrastructure, the search and ad giant buys power from more than 50 renewable energy projects, and has a capacity of 5.5 gigawatts, which equates to about one million solar rooftops. Google announced the update in line with this week's Earth Day on April 22, a campaign to raise awareness about environmental issues which has been running since 1970. Data centers that power the cloud have become a major source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and tech giants have been showcasing their progress in making the infrastructure that delivers email, productivity apps, e-commerce and games less harmful to the environment. Google CEO Sundar Pichai today noted the company's existing goal of operating entirely carbon-
Today’s enterprises require agility and adaptability to meet business and customer needs. For many businesses, that’s come to mean transitioning to cloud services. In fact, an estimated 85% of organizations have a majority of their workloads in the cloud1, including virtual desktops, Windows-based workloads, critical SAP applications, or backup and disaster recovery solutions. Since 2018, Google Cloud and NetApp have collaborated to create a portfolio of solutions that make it easier to migrate and run enterprise workloads in the cloud. Through the partnership, you can unlock the power of your data with tightly integrated, enterprise-class solutions that are optimized for Google Cloud. MIGRATE SAP FASTER Customers are starting to benefit from the combined power of NetApp and Google Cloud for SAP workload migration, noted Geoff Tudor, WW Head of Google Cloud Solutions, NetApp. "We've doubled our SAP customers on Google Cloud in the last month, as more enterprises are migrating their SA
Mrs. T's & Pierogies - who doesn’t love them? Congratulations to Google Cloud partner Rackspace for making this happen! Our CustomerFounded in 1952, Mrs. T’s Pierogies is the leading manufacturer of frozen pierogies in the United States. What started out in the Twardzik family kitchen in Shenandoah, PA, turned into a brand that is loved across the country with the company now producing over 650 million pierogies a year. Available in a variety of flavors, Mrs. T’s Pierogies can be found in the frozen food aisle.The Obstacles They FacedFacing an SAP-mandated move of its current ERP platform to SAP S/4HANA, Mrs. T’s needed a skilled and experienced partner that could move it to Google Cloud with minimal downtime and no negative impacts to its business.What We Achieved TogetherFrom ideation to production, Mrs. T’s migrated to SAP S/4HANA in only seven months beating SAP’s timelines and estimates. The multi-phased project saw Rackspace and Mrs. T’s successfully migrate to the Google Clo
When I was talking about BigQuery, I always had three people in mind: Felipe, Jordan and Lak.The first two are no longer in the team that works with BigQuery. But Lac is. And does an amazing job of writing articles, making videos that you can watch live or on-demand from Cloud OnAir events and, of course, training courses in Coursera and PluralSight.From last week I will have in mind another person. Our @antoine.castex, core team member of the France Community Group at C2C.His way of approaching BigQuery and explaining it with such simplicity is truly amazing. In his article, he has a very good transmission capability.It's a 7 minute investment to read. @Content.Sabina we must have him on the panel and talk. @JBranham maybe we can have a 10 minutes video from experts like himhttps://beautytmr.com/please-bigquery-can-you-accelerate-my-answers-and-be-cheaper-d642d2227c33 Source: Antoine Castex’s article on Beauty Tomorrow Publication, Medium
A couple of months ago I posted here about our green cloud work at ThoughtWorks without providing much detail. Well, I’m back with lots of detail and software as well. Since last September our Cloud Ops team has partnered with the Green Technology team in our North American region to put our Cloud Carbon Footprint tool through its paces. Last week we launched it as an open source product.We run our company across a rich multi-cloud platform of GCP, AWS, and Azure. CCF instantly identified for me more than one approach for improving our emissions posture in the cloud. I now know not only which cloud regions are our “dirtiest”, but I know which regions are the greenest; I know exactly where to move stuff.I also know which applications are generating the most emissions on a different bar chart. This means I know which order to move them.It has been a lot of fun helping the team with this technology. They have taught me a ton about carbon emissions in the cloud, too.
Learn how New York has deployed Google's Cloud virtual agent technology to ensure no one is left behind. Residents can appointments and get vaccine information across chat, text, web, and mobile.https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/public-sector/how-google-cloud-enabling-vaccine-equitysource https://imgur.com/gallery/dNAH1KZHave you used a virtual agent? In what case? Are you satisfied?
Our community is a diverse mix of customers and cloud practitioners of all experience levels with both Google Cloud but also cloud infrastructure. We have experienced pros leading and innovating in this space, as well as students and new customers just getting started. Over time, we hope to cover cloud infrastructure with content and conversations from every angle and experience level. To do so, we’ve identified this idea of “fundamental concepts” as a project for us all to collaborate on. When you hear Cloud Infrastructure, what are the first concepts you think of?What technology concepts? What strategies or approaches?What terms? What business processes? Which products? What are 3-5 areas of focus you would recommend to someone getting started? Together, we can identify a community-vetted list of the fundamentals. From there, we can build resource lists, tutorials, explainer articles, and content plans to cover all the “must have” topics.
Completing a video game is hard. Retaining users is even harder.Check out how you can use BigQuery ML to run propensity models on Google Analytics 4 data from your gaming app to determine the likelihood of specific users returning to your app.https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/developers-practitioners/churn-prediction-game-developers-using-google-analytics-4-ga4-and-bigquery-mlAwesome, right? 😀
Great news that GDT - General Datatech - Successfully Migrates SAP Applications to Google Cloud with the Leadership of Managecore! “Managecore are the experts for SAP migrations to the Google Cloud Platform. Time to value has been one of the main objectives for this project and having an experienced partner such as Managecore perform the migration has greatly helped GDT realize that value very quickly,” said Joby Mathew, Vice President of Cloud Services, GDT.Kudos to one of Google Cloud’s top partners in the SAP workload space! Learn more here. Want to get in touch with this customer or with Managecore? Let us know.
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian last week underscored the company’s commitment to the “digitization of industries.” In addition to TK’s comments, Google Cloud global vice-president for industry solutions Lori Mitchell-Keller emphasized the company has no desire to compete with SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and other providers of LOB apps, saying, “we do not want to be another transactional vendor!”Mitchell-Keller, who joined Google Cloud recently after a long career at SAP, said her team’s goal is not merely to provide customers with advanced technologies around AI, data and digital ecosystems, but also to help those customers create “cultures of innovation.” C2C is here to help you drive your culture of innovation. Are you interested in discussing more topics like this at a strategic level? We are building specific C2C Connect communities for such conversations. Ping me and let me know if you are interested in participating, ideas welcome! The Future of Cloud (Slide from the link in the
Hi Community, I wondering if someone have the experience implementing Data CI/CD pipelines from SalesForce and other DW flavors to BigQuery, managing versioning, deltas and dynamics pivoting tables, schema updates using GCP tools services (including Dataform). Thanks in advance
The Cloud Digital Leader certification is now open for registrations. This certification is appropriate for individuals in non-technical job roles who can add value to their organization by gaining Cloud knowledge and who have little or no hands-on experience in Google Cloud.The beta exam can be taken starting May 3 and will be available through May 17. The exam is available for both online and in-person testing at a test center. For more details on the exam objectives and to register for the beta, check out the exam page https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-digital-leader See exam guide Review the recommended curriculum:Course - Business Transformation with Google Cloud (Enroll using the “Audit” option to take at no cost.) Course - Google Cloud Product Fundamentals (Enroll using the “Audit” option to take at no cost.) Impact Study - Google Cloud Adoption Framework Resource - Google Cloud Solutions Is there anyone who will take the exam? Let us know!
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