I started my career working as a Government Contractor in D.C. for the Department of Defense. Network infrastructure was core to the security of our nation’s top secret data. Today, working for a Google Cloud Premier Partner, I am able to be at the forefront of cloud technology and see a strong trend in the marketplace… moving on premise network infrastructures to the cloud.
Current market trends indicate the following:
- That traditional IT companies are moving to hybrid on premise / cloud architectures, often wanting to securely connect a data center to a cloud vendor – sometimes just to support system migration.
- Companies are committing to the cloud to continue to thrive without having to purchase network equipment or lay cable, many just looking to diversify between multiple cloud providers to achieve redundancy and avoid lock in with one vendor.
- Applications that were built for the cloud are creating more demand for flexible virtual networks.
- Demand for IPv6 continues to grow slowly but has yet to reach a tipping point.
Some benefits to moving your network to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), to name a few:
- Cost Efficient – Pay for what you use and reduce overhead and TCO of maintaining complicated on-prem environments.
- Ease of Use – Fully managed Google service that makes deployment of applications quick and easy.
- Scalability – Access as much or as little capacity as you need with the ability to scale up or down as required in minutes.
- Focus on your Business, NOT the Infrastructure – As a fully managed service, focus your IT resources on app development projects, IT initiatives, and customers; rather than on the everyday maintenance of running the database, setting up servers, patches, updates, etc.
Over the past 15 years, Google has built one of the most advanced computer networks with a backbone network that:
- Is the broadest reaching network of any cloud provider.
- Has thousands of miles of fiber-optic cables covering the globe.
- Has services to deliver fast, consistent, and scalable performance.
To learn more about Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and how you could potentially save your organization time and money by utilizing GCP, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.