What is Google’s Cloud Platform
Many firms are quickly moving towards cloud computing platforms, as they realize that on-board solutions are a lot more taxing on their resources, and they can save out on server costs, salaries for dedicated IT personnel and even save out on some space. So, when Google started out their cloud computing platform, they focused mainly on the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) side of things. While they offered a lot fewer services than their immediate counterparts such as AWS (Amazon Web Services), their experience with Big Data, mainly because of YouTube and Google Search, helped them create some of the best cloud solutions on the market.
GSuite: The Google Advantage
PaaS (Platform as a Service) is geared towards app developers, who need access to developer tools but without the necessary infrastructure that comes along with them. They want to focus primarily on their code, troubleshooting it, fixing it and rewriting it. Their job becomes a lot easier with PaaS as they don’t have to worry about storage, server and backup.
PaaS works over IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) which is the actual hardware provided by Google’s cloud platform. These include storage, databases and DNS services. You also don’t have to worry about overpaying for these services because Google Compute Engine bills you by the minute so you’re paying for only services that you’re actually using. This feature alone gives Google the edge over its competitors.
Perks of IaaS
IaaS offers the bludgeoning power of supercomputers (note the plural) over web, at the fraction of the cost of purchasing and maintaining such systems on your own.
One of the most demanding, yet perfect scenario where IaaS can be used in is protein folding simulations. These require powerful supercomputers that businesses would probably end up spending hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire. Other places where they could be used include earthquake simulations, climate and weather forecasting, as well as heavy financial calculations that involve millions of variables.
Cloud computing will be used by researchers in the field of medicine, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics. Furthermore, students at universities will no longer have to worry about gaining access to high performance computers, they can simply start a relatively cheaper subscription with Google cloud platform.
One of the best things about Google is that all their apps such as Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Drive are easily accessible over the GSuite, where you can work in collaboration with your coworkers in real time, generating immediate feedback on time.
How Global IT Services can help
As with any cloud computing platform, Google offers a daunting variety of services that might seem intimidating when firms initially decide to hop on board their platform. This is where the consultants from Global IT Services can chip in, offering cutting edge solutions to problems that you probably might be a little hard pressed to find. The lure of saving down on costs, whether in the hundreds or even in the millions should draw you in to the consultation expertise of Global IT Services. A seamless experience with Google’s cloud platform is guaranteed.