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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.
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.
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
Grocery shopping will soon never be the same again. Albertsons Cos. and Google have formed a multiyear partnership with the aim of making shopping easier and more convenient for millions of customers across the country, merging the grocer’s broad reach and retail know-how with the tech company’s capacity for customer-centric disruptive innovation. Here are the terms that will become so familiar to the average consumer. Ready? Shoppable maps with dynamic hyperlocal features Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered conversational commerce Predictive grocery list building via Google CloudWhat does this mean for everyday consumers? “By combining the grocery shopping ecosystem of Albertsons and the AI, technology and platforms of Google, we can build disruptive grocery shopping experiences at an unprecedented scale,” …. Read more details here. Nothing like disrupting your own strategy. This is what innovation 2021 looks like. If you want to hear more stories like this one, let me know
Apigee X includes OAuth (Open Authorization), API keys, role-based access and many other API-level security featuresCloud Armor offers network and application security such as DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection, geo-fencing, mitigation of OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Top 10 risks, and custom Layer-7 filtering.With Apigee X and Cloud Armor, developers enjoy integrated, out-of-the-box security capabilities to protect their APIs at multiple levels.And we can leverage with Cloud Identity and IAM for authenticating and authorizing access to the Apigee platform.This article explains so many things. Do you think that something is missing? Let us know your thoughts!
What can companies do to be at the top of the Bob Evans Cloud Wars Top Ten list, now and three years from now?
Leadership, change management, and Google Cloud go-to-market strategy, the first C2C Navigator of the year with Bob Evans, creator of Cloud Wars Media, gave members answers to the hottest topics informing tomorrow’s decision-making. The Cloud Wars Top 10 Reports demonstrate the radiant success Google Cloud is shining on the cloud ecosystem. Now in the Top 3, Evans and Sabina Bhasin(@ContentSabina) discussed what Google Cloud is doing right and where they will be going in 2021 and beyond. But the most exciting part of our Navigator events is when we can challenge our experts to answer questions from our community. Considering the wide range and scope the Top Ten lists carry, our members wanted to know: What can companies do to be at the top of the list, now and three years from now? Hear his answer below. What do you think?Who do you want to see in the top 3? How would you do think about these lists differently?
In our C2C Lounge group, one of our newest community members @josecortezsv said hello with this introduction: I noticed that the #1 area Jose needs help is with finding ways to improve security. Consider this an open thread for security tips, but I also encourage you to connect with Jose if you’d like to connect one-on-one.
On March 31, Google Cloud launched its Database Migration Service into general availability. The offering will enable Google to provide more effective support to organizations modernizing on-premises workloads. It should make switching to the Google Cloud Platform from competing clouds easier as well in some cases. One of the most complex aspects of moving an application to the cloud is bringing over the database in which it stores information. Administrators have to make extensive configuration changes to the original database environment and set up a secure connection to transfer the information. Yet more time is spent on the migration itself, which can take days depending on how many records a company is moving. Google says the Database Migration Service makes the process considerably faster. Read the details of the article here. Are you interested in this topic? Are you challenged with these same issues? Would you like to have further discussions about it with experts? Please l
Ninety-two percent of enterprises have a multicloud strategy and 80% have a hybrid strategy, according to Flexera's 2021 State of the Cloud report. Managing those environments can be bumpy and less than half (42%) of enterprises use a mutlicloud management tools. According to Lori Mitchell-Keller, global leader of industry solutions at Google Cloud, “we have for some time now been embracing what we're calling the hybrid cloud…..”As the customer, the business has to get up to speed on the offering to make the best cloud decisions for itself. "There's a lot of different interests out there so you really have to take the time to get educated on it so you're making the right decisions.” … Are you an executive who is reading this posting and wishes to double click on this topic? We are building some new things for this C2C Community and would like to have your input. Multi Cloud is a hot topic and we want to know if there is interest in holding special sessions to cover this in a discuss
Dear Team,I am C.D. working in genomic research also organiser of GDG Cloud Cambridge. I am planning to organise a workshop on Slurm HPC on GCP, I am looking for help with trainer and materials. I have some github repos from Slurm but my objective is to setup HPC Cluster and run a genomics pipeline on GCP.Tentative Agenda:Introduction of HPC Deploy Slurm Cluster Slurm Cluster (Pre-emptible VMs)? → Expert advice required. Run the pipeline on the cluster.I would like to open the discussion with idea what else we can do and how can I get help with sponsor and trainer.
Saw this really cool video today on Google Cloud VMware Engine, brought to us by The Cloud Girl. She used Sketchnote tool to show how this is done. Nicely presented, thought it would be interesting to share this with the community to see if folks are interested in postings on VMware. Let me know what you think.
Zero Trust relies on WHO you are and WHAT you are using to determine accessPriyanka Vergadia and Max Saltonstall explain everything with their new comic!Enjoy it!source: https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/3aw48a/rule_1/Can you think of a better and/or easiest way to teach people about tech concepts than these comics?
VMware Engine is built on Google Cloud’s highly performant, scalable infrastructure with fully redundant and dedicated 100 Gbps networking, providing 99.99% availability to meet the needs of your most demanding enterprise workloads.The benefits of Google Cloud VMware Engine are:Operational continuity No retraining Infrastructure agility Security Policy compatibility Infrastructure monitoring Hybrid platform Low costLet us know:if you have used Google Cloud VMware Engine and if you like Priyanka’s drawing! (I love 😍 them by the way!) Article hereBy Priyanka Vergadia
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