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Applications need to read secret values to connect for example to a database, or to call an API. Provisioning these secrets in Kubernetes is one of the hottest topics that I had to measure myself with when building a pipeline for Continuous Delivery.GCP Secret Manager is a storage system for credentials or sensitive data in general. It is very convenient ( $0.06 per version per location ) and fulfills most of our requirementshttps://alessio-trivisonno.medium.com/injecting-secrets-in-gke-with-secret-manager-fd961bbeea73 Seth Vargo, the Luke Skywalker as @guillaume blaquiere and @antoine.castex call him, will be with us 👇
Business begins with value creation and leading companies prioritize transformation with their customers, partners and employees to generate value. In this episode, Eric Ranta shares with us four dimensions of value creation, and we discuss how organizations can develop perpetual business value through digital strategies that start with the enterprise’s culture and are fueled by their Cloud and IT investments.Listen to this week’s episode, and share with the community how you drive value with technology in your organization!https://thatdigitalshow.withgoogle.com/post/episode-20-generating-perpetual-value/
Visual Studio Code is one of the most widely-used IDEs, due in part to the variety of extensions that are available to developers.Interacting with your Cloud Spanner databases from within your IDE can make your development process more efficient and reduce the need to switch between multiple tools and interfaces. Install the Cloud Spanner driver for SQLTools and start exploring and interacting with your Cloud Spanner databases from within VS Code.Image Source: Official Google Cloud BlogDo you use VS Code as your IDE? Will you install the Cloud Spanner driver for SQL Tools? Or do you prefer to work from GC Console?
It is not surprising that “industry cloud” is all the rage these days. In an April 6th posting in Cloud Wars, it was noted that Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian emphasized Google’s commitment to the “digitization of industries.” So much coverage has hit the mainstream press around industry cloud that there is now even a brand new industry cloud newsletter published by our C2C community friend @BobEvans. His free subscription link is here. So why all this attention to industry? I have been in the technology business most of my working career, and it is quite well known that the pendulum swings back and forth between industry and line of business in a cycle that oscillates between three to five years, depending on the topic du jour. But this time I think something else is going on. Industry is here to stay. But why is this the case? The cloud provides a design environment where industries can reinvent themselves. Specifically, by mashing up enterprise operational data with new data
Hey everybody,Will you be tuning into the live panel discussion featuring my friend @esardilli (Edy Sardilli) of the Google Cloud SAP Global Practice today (Friday May 7th)? Some of the Google Cloud partners will also be on the panel. Check out Edy’s posting below - The panel time is 12:00 Eastern. “I'm excited to be part of the LIVE panel this Friday with some of our great partners; Deloitte, oXya, A Hitachi Group Company, Lumen Technologies and Pluto7”You can still register to join us for this free event: https://lnkd.in/gE-Q_vsIn case you missed a session this week, they are available on demand.SAP on Google Cloud with ASUG - Americas' SAP Users' Group#SAP #sapongcp #googlecloud #gcp
Sharing some cool new resources from Google Cloud on Southwire’s migration to host SAP on Google Cloud. Read the full blog post and case study from Google Cloud.Southwire began preparing for their transformation in spring of 2020 with three major goals in mind:Upgrade their SAP ECC environment Deploy SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA Upgrade to the latest version of SAP Process OrchestrationThis short video was also released and features Dan Stuart, SVP, Information Technology Services, and Joe Schleupner, Senior Director, ITS Planning and Integration (PMO), at Southwire Company, Inc.From the blog post:After looking at several options, Southwire decided to migrate to Google Cloud. “We wanted to be on a platform for SAP that was flexible, scalable, and secure; that we could count on to get up and running quickly,” says Stuart. “We chose Google Cloud not only for those reasons, but also because we recognize that Google has other assets that we may be able to take advantage of down the l
UPC Polska, the Polish telecommunications arm of Liberty Global Europe, offers cable television, broadband internet, and other services to roughly 1.5 million customers in Poland.To achieve agility and gain a competitive edge, UPC Polska adopted a hybrid approach to IT with the help of Anthos.Google Cloud results: Enables content personalization delivery for 1.5 million customers Improves scalability and resilience through containerized GKE clusters on Anthos Accelerates CI/CD pipeline by 2–3x for developers working in an agile hybrid environment Opens door to further IT overhauls using hybrid computing models Read the article From GKE - GKE Autopilot to Anthos. Or from Containers to Hybrid solutions? Few days ago our French Community hosted an event with Kelsey Hightower talking about GKE Autopilot.I believe we must have an event for Anthos this time. What do you think?
Google Cloud is showing us the money saved with Google Kubernetes Engine!Learn how Konga, Nigeria’s online marketplace, cut cloud infrastructure costs by two-thirds, from $85,000 to less than $30,000 a month by switching to a containerized solution on Google Kubernetes Engine Read the article hereCut cloud infrastructure costs by two-thirds, from $85,000 to less than $30,000 a month. Improves server response times on applications by between 5% and 400% Reduces DevOps team from eight to two, with managed solutionsThis is an amazing case study for sure!
Vodafone and Google Cloud today announced a new, six-year strategic partnership to drive the use of reliable and secure data analytics, insights, and learnings to support the introduction of new digital products and services for Vodafone customers simultaneously worldwide.In a significant expansion of their existing agreement, Vodafone and Google Cloud will jointly build a powerful new integrated data platform with the added capability of processing and moving huge volumes of data globally from multiple systems into the cloud. Capable of processing around 50 terabytes of data per day, equivalent to 25,000 hours of HD film (and growing), both Nucleus and Dynamo, which are industry firsts, are being built in-house by Vodafone and Google Cloud specialist teams. Up to 1,000 employees of both companies located in Spain, the UK, and the United States are collaborating on the project. Some items that strike me as particularly important about this announcement include:Google continues to move
Words like “rehost”, “replatform”, “refactor”, "rearchitect" are discrete migration strategies.First, #GoogleCloud may recommend you consider the Google Cloud Adoption Framework and determine whether your cloud migration needs to be tactical, strategic, or transformational.Then, armed with that insight, it’s time to consider three fundamental migration approaches: - Migration factory - Greenfield software development - Modernization factoryAfter you’ve established why your organization wants to adopt cloud and have agreed on how you would like to approach it, everything else will begin to fall into place – including things that don’t begin with the letter “R”.A great article by Alex McWilliam, Consulting & Engineering Manager, Professional ServicesThe Google Cloud Adoption FrameworkHave you used the Google Cloud Adoption Framework when you decided to do one of the R words?
Schlumberger Selects Google Cloud for its Enterprise-Wide SAP Migration and Modernization Google Cloud will support Schlumberger's IT services and infrastructure, providing higher levels of resiliency and scalability while reducing costs and downtime. “Enabling SAP on Google Cloud at scale, with cutting-edge infrastructure, provides Schlumberger with the agile environment needed to quickly respond to its ever-changing business demands,” said Rob Enslin, President at Google Cloud. Schlumberger's talented IT & Infra team worked at cloud speed and has already deployed more than two hundred applications onto Google Cloud, including SAP systems for ERP, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital Management, Process Orchestration, Manufacturing Integration & Intelligence, Business Planning & Consolidation and more. Truly amazing work in providing higher levels of resiliency and scalability while reducing costs and downtime.Read the full article here including a list of helpful resou
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.
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
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
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
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.
FFF Enterprises the nation's leading supplier of critical-care biopharmaceuticals, plasma products, and vaccines, had an acute focus on their SAP infrastructure, to ensure that their critical care products get to patients in a time when these products are needed more than ever. Watch the 2 minute customer success story video on Google Cloud's Youtube Channel regarding how FFF Enterprises improved their SAP performance by 80% after Managecore migrated their landscape to Google Cloud. "Managecore is our partner for all of our SAP environment. Their knowledge of Google Cloud is bar none superior to anybody else that I've spoken with. With that extra knowledge, they're able to offer solutions that both reduce our costs and improve our performance."Access the video at Google Cloud’s YouTube Channel >>
You can't manage and tune databases to suit your needs because you are short on:Time ⌚Talent 🥇Resources 🤔A managed database is an on-demand cloud computing service, which includes everything you need to run your databases.Learn how fully managed database services can help build and scale infrastructure. Check the article to learn the benefits of a managed database like Cloud SQL.https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/how-cloud-sql-managed-database-services-make-admin-easiersource Official Google Cloud Blog
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.