Learn why Google Cloud is a great place for developing and operating applications and systems
Scalability and flexibility
One of the biggest driving factors for companies to develop system and application architectures and run them on the cloud is the scalability of the resources and flexibility that comes with it. Systems and applications these days have to work with a lot more data and traffic than ever before and downtime caused by traffic spikes can cost companies large sums of money.
Studies show that over 80% of all companies are realizing that on-premise systems are not viable anymore and are using cloud based solutions or are planning to take advantage of cloud in the next few years. Google Cloud has an infrastructure that can handle any amount of data, provide hight availability and up/down-scaling within seconds that traditional on-premise systems can never achieve.
Focus on your core business
It is no secret that business are more successful when they focus on their core business. Maintaining an IT infrastructure can be burden that slows down your business development and can potentially cost you time and money.
Google Cloud offers a lot of managed services which let you focus and on your business instead of infrastructure. With build in serverless application building tools, auto-scaling, automatic resource and traffic management you can focus on building your systems or applications functionality and leave the backend up to Google.
Google Cloud gives you a lot of options to make sure that whatever you build is future-proof. Uptime and reliability for example can be crucial factors for success. With Google Cloud you can safely deploy new features, updates and perform other changes at any given time as the system or application is running without downtime.
In recent years containerisation and orchestration are becoming popular ways to assure flexibility, reliability while having options do deploy new versions in daily cycles. This can easily be done with Kubernetes, the biggest and most powerful service out on the market. And the best thing is, Kubernetes is directly integrated into Google Cloud.
1. Serverless Development
Developing and running applications on the cloud takes a lot of work off you. The keyword is serverless development. Take a look at the graphic below.
2. Mobile app development with Firebase
Developing mobile applications can be so much easier and faster when you don't have to think about setting up databases, servers, ensuring security and so on. Meet Firebase!
Firebase is natively integrated into Google Cloud and provides a lot of out-of-the-box modules and solutions for these kind of things so you can focus on developing the application and it's features.
Fast release cycle
Google Cloud provides various highly performant DevOps tools for CI/CD such as build automation, test automation, deployment automation making the software delivery process faster, more effective and more flexible.
Better customer experience
Cloud-native applications allow for a customer-focused business model with tools to add new functions quickly and effectively analyze usage data for continuous optimization.
With Google Cloud you can run code as functions using Cloud Functions making infrastructure management effortless. Your code is directly executed and the necessary resources are provided and managed automatically.
Applications and systems running on the cloud profit from automatic resource provisioning and auto-scaling together with pay-per-use pricing, so you only pay for the resources you are actually using at any given time reducing costs tremendously. Even more so if they are build on the cloud from the start.
You can achieve the highest possible application reliability and uptime for your applications using a microservices architecture and containerisation with Kubernetes. Automated cluster management and self-healing options make sure that your application is up and running at any given time, enhancing the user experience.