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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
In 2015 Google introduced the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) to customers. Without TPUs, offering many of our services such as real-time voice search, photo object recognition, and interactive language translation simply would not be possible.In 2018 Google launched Video Processing Units (VPUs) to enable video distribution to a range of formats and client requirements, supporting the rapid demand for real-time video communication scalably and effectively.Now, instead of integrating components on a motherboard where they are separated by inches of wires, Google is turning to “Systems on Chip” (SoC) designs where multiple functions sit on the same chip, or on multiple chips inside one package. In other words, the SoC is the new motherboard.An article by Amin Vahdat, Google Fellow and Vice President of Systems Infrastructure.I’m so curious to see what’s next!Image from the Official Google Cloud Blog
Eight months after making its Nvidia A100 A2 VM cloud services available on Google Cloud as a beta service for customers, Google Cloud has announced that they are now generally available. Google Cloud’s move follows its cloud rivals Oracle and Amazon Web Services (AWS), which made their Nvidia A100 GPU-based cloud instances generally available in September 2020 and November 2020 respectively. Microsoft Azure’s A100 cloud instances remain in public preview. Google Cloud’s A100 program began in July 2020 on a private alpha basis to introduce its accelerator-optimized VM services (called A2 VM) to customers as part of its A2 VM offerings on the Google Compute Engine. Prior to the private alpha, the company had its A100 services in the works for some time, according to Google. The new A2 VM general availability was announced by the company in a March 18 post on the Google Cloud Blog written by product managers Chris Kleban and Bharath Parthasarathy. The Nvidia A100 GPU instances are availa
Did you know that Google Cloud customers can select Google Cloud regions based on the carbon-free energy supplying them? As Google works on increasing the CFE% for each of the Google Cloud regions, you can take advantage of locations with a higher percentage of carbon-free energy. You must also consider your data residency, performance and redundancy requirements, but there are some good ways to reduce the associated gross carbon emissions of your workload. Read the details here. Is this topic important to you? Do we have objectives in reducing the amount of energy that our operations utilize over time? Do we set goals on minimizing carbon footprint and impact to data center operations? Let us know if we should provide more discussion on this area of sustainability.
“A request that comes up often when talking to customers that plan on using this service or are already using it, is how to create a backup of the state of a virtual machine before patches are applied in order to be able to roll back in case something goes wrong with patching or with the patches themselves. Unfortunately this feature is not supported by VM Manager out of the box. One of the capabilities the service supports however is the ability to run pre-patch and post-patch scripts on each VM that is targeted for patching. Scripts running pre-patching or post-patching run on the instance and in the context of the service account that is associated with it (either the Compute Engine default service account or the one that was used during creation).”In this article, Christoph Petersen is explaining how pre-patch scripts can be leveraged to create a crash consistent disk clone of the attached persistent disks of a VM before patches are applied.
Several years ago, before I became a father, I read an article about the earth and the future of our planet.I still remember the following line: “Our Children will not inherit the earth from us. We have borrowed the earth from them”.From that day on, I do my best not to burden the earth with what I do or should have done.That’s why reading this article from the Carbon-free for GCP team I found another reason to keep working with GCP. Google first achieved carbon neutrality in 2007.Since 2017 they’ve purchased enough solar and wind energy to match 100% of our global electricity consumption.Now they are building on that progress to target a new sustainability goal: running their business on carbon-free energy 24/7, everywhere, by 2030.Today, they are sharing data about how they are performing against that objective, so their customers can select Google Cloud regions based on the carbon-free energy supplying them.Here are some good ways to reduce the associated gross carbon emissions of y
Google Cloud has launched a new Mission Critical Services (MCS) offering for its platform, with the solution available for purchase by the vendor’s Premium Support customers. The move is the latest effort by the cloud vendor to bolster its support for enterprise customers, according to Google Cloud customer experience vice president John Jester.“Our customers told us they wanted to have more support as they continued to scale their businesses on our global infrastructure,” Jester said in a blog post. “So, we overhauled our Voice of the Customer Programs, expanded our Customer Advisory Boards and launched a brand-new, independently run Google Cloud customer community. “We also rolled out Event Management Services for retailers and other businesses dealing with peak traffic loads — and introduced new Compliance and Security Assessments and Assured Workloads to make it easier for customers in regulated industries to configure their cloud environments. “Today, we’re raising the bar even fu
This is a great article from Howard Blumenstein about how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation.How COVID-19 has affected your company? Do you want to share your story? Also, on the 25th of March, 16:00-17:00 GMT our UK&I group will have their first event. The subject will be “How Google Cloud helped us react to COVID-19”. Stay tuned
Since we have so many experts in Cloud Infrastructure, I’m curious, when you, as the expert, don’t know the answer who do you go to or where do you turn? Feel free to @ people and/or invite others to the community and conversation or share resources that would be helpful to the entire group. Look forward to hearing your responses!
Today, @GoogleCloud and @Pittsburgh are embarking on a 4-year partnership to migrate the city’s infrastructure from on-premises to Google Cloud, enabling the city to improve delivery of citizen services.What do you think? Is this a problem today? Do you think cloud will resolve issues in the future? Let us know. Read the article here.
Cloud Spanner is too expensive for my pocket. I have used it once to check how easy it is to create and delete it immediately 😀Therefore, it makes sense to ask if there is anyone who uses it. And do you think that DBeaver’s native support will make your life easier?Doug Hungarter, Staff Interaction Designer at Google, is writing about DBeaver and Cloud Spanner in his article
Join us as at 4:30pm Pacific today as we talk about Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Autopilot for Stateful Workloadsw/ Miles Ward, Kelsey HightowerCan’t join Clubhouse? Join the Meet link to listen in and participate: gcloud.at/meet
The product team rolled out the new GKE autopilot last week and I wanted to assess whether the community sees this as a big deal, about time, under the noise floor? We are working on building out some applications and infrastructure programming for the community and I wanted to test whether it was worth chasing down Drew and the GKE product team around this topic. Blog Post Here → https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/introducing-gke-autopilot
Today I read this article on 5 ways to upload content to Cloud Storage,I have used 4 out of 5. I have never used the Cloud Storage Transfer Appliance.Has anyone in our community used it?What is the process? How is it done?How much data did you have and decided to use it? How long did it take you?It would be great if one could share his story
The truth is that I have not worked much with SAP. And I'm amazed at what they have done to digitally transform their customers.https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/sap-google-cloud/how-google-cloud-is-supporting-sap-riseAre you a SAP customer?What products do you use before you go to the Cloud?How satisfied are you with your digital transformation?Let us know!
Let’s use this thread to identify reference architectures that can be leveraged when building and scaling your cloud landscape. Are there proven architecture templates or best practices you reference?Do you have any advice or recommendations?Can you share an overview of your architecture?
In partnership with Google Cloud, this ASUG webcast will deliver insights designed to support your work with SAP technology.We will walk you through the differentiators of running SAP workloads on Google Cloud through the lens of an SAP for Retail customer. Learn the different retail personas of CIO, retail merchant, and category manager to solve challenges like business visibility, sales and inventory optimization, cross-organization collaboration, and gaining customer insights. Register HERE and join on March 10, 2021 at 2pm Eastern!
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