Why Choose Google Cloud?
Cloud computing enables an on-demand service, network access from anywhere, resource pooling, rapid elasticity and a measured service.
- Ease of use
- Provision IT resources in minutes
- Pay As you go
- Security the way you want it
- Quick Turn Around
- Quick implementation
- No precise planning needed – grow on demand
- Ease of use
- Lots of 3rd party
- Focus on own business
- The Joy of micro-services – docker / kubernetes
- Automatically scalable
- SAAS – Analytics, ML, BI, CRM
Security is designed into the GCP technical architecture – note this is just a summary and not an exhaustive list.
Security Measures include
Intrusion detection systems
Techniques to reduce insider risk
Employee U2F use [trust keys]
Google Front End
Denial of Service protection “built in”
Encryption at rest (default)
Central IAM service with U2F support
Encryption of interservice comms
HW design & provenance
Secure boot stack (cryptographic signatures over BIOS / Bootloader / Base OS images)
On-Prem physical security
The GCP architecture
GCP introduces a managed service platform which you can leverage as much or as little as needed. GCP offers IAAS, Hybrid, PaaS, Serverless and elastic managed services.
The Google Network
One of the big advantages GCP has over other providers is the google network. Arguably the fiber network offers the best performance in the cloud. According to some publicly available estimates, Google’s network carries as much as 40% of the world’s internet traffic every day. Google’s network is the largest network of its kind on Earth. Google has invested billions of dollars over the years to build it
At the time of writing this blog, there were 18 regions, 55 zones and 134 network edge locations (POP).
Here are the current GCP availability zones
And here is the latest google network map