Cloud is transforming the way IT is built and used. This can be seen specifically with cloud computing, which has made hosting infrastructure elastic. But what does all this mean for the end user? To start – cost savings, scalability, security and service upgrades, and disaster recoveries.
As a leader in the cloud space, Google Cloud is now earning $1 billion per quarter, according to CEO Sundar Pichai. As a successful option for a cloud platform, could GCP be right for your enterprise? Let’s take a look at a few key features on Google Cloud that make it a strong choice for enterprises.
Key Feature #1: Fault Tolerance and High Availability
Having a strong global footprint is an important quality in a cloud platform. Google cloud certainly isn’t lacking in this aspect. With 18 regions, 55 zones, and 134 network edge locations spread over more than 200 countries, GCP ensures that applications are not only easily and consistently available, but highly resilient to challenges. GCP’s service and product availability is also designed to help with application deployment considerations.
Key Feature #2: Scalability and Elasticity
To help maintain performance and availability, Google Cloud has built-in services to auto scale applications and equally distribute application load. Managed Instance Groups, something GCP uses to contain identical instances that you can manage as a single entity in a single zone, allow users to automatically add or delete instances and define a policy that scales up and down the numbers of instances based upon measured load and target utilization. By providing a variety of load balances to distribute different types of loads, GCP is more scalable and elastic.
Key Feature #3: Disaster Recovery
A major cost saving feature that makes GCP a prime candidate for enterprises looking to begin their cloud journey is their ability to reduce the costs. More specifically, costs that are associated with both recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives compared to on-premises solutions. GCP accounts for an application’s SLA requirements by possessing a strong global network, a redundant point of presence across the globe, a scalable service infrastructure, a highly secure network, and is privacy compliant in most aspects.
These are just a couple of the key features that make Google Cloud Platform one of the top choices for enterprises looking to migrate their business to a cloud set of solutions. Looking to make this transition, but need more convincing? Check out our recently published guide, Jumpstart Your Cloud Journey with Google Cloud Platform. This comprehensive guide will guide you through general cloud concepts. It will also highlight the key GCP features we discussed today and why Google Cloud is right for your enterprise. Lastly, it will discuss how to get started on your cloud journey, and more.
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