Join Lynn Langit for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring Google's autoscaling and infrastructure, part of Google Cloud Platform Essential Training (2015).
- Another very compelling reason to use the Google Cloud is Google's attitude towards scalability. I mention it, but I really want to call it out because it's very different than the other Cloud vendors and saves your team's time and money, and keeps your sites up and going and other resources that you might put on your Cloud. This is automatic scaling. The default method in all of Google's services is auto-scaling. Now, that might excite you, but it also might make you a little bit nervous because you might say, "Gosh, do I have the ability to control this?" And you do.
You can set limits, alarms, ceilings, and that kind of stuff but this philosophy towards Cloud scalability, I find to be quite refreshing and useful. For example, I was just working with a customer that was on Internet of Things scenario, and I was tasked with helping them to design a Cloud solution to gather sensor-based data from devices. And this data has a very large and unpredictable quantity because the sensor data could be triggered when the consumer does event A, B, or C.
So Google Cloud was a great solution for this particular scenario because of the auto-scalability, because the implementing customer didn't understand how much data was going to come in. And it's a fantastic solution because you can just worry about building out the business logic, the security rules, and so on and so forth, and let the Cloud handle the scalability. The other thing that I run into with enterprise customers is this idea that the Cloud has limits. And frankly, some of the other vendor Clouds out there do have some pretty hard limits in terms of how much data they can process and store.
And a very strong reason to look at the Google Cloud is things are running on the Google infrastructure and it's very, very difficult to create solutions that are going to run at something bigger than Google scale. And what I thought would be interesting is to show you some pictures from Google itself of what Google scale physically looks like. So this is a set of pictures and information around what is the Google Cloud, physically, Google's data centers, and I think the pictures actually speak for themselves.
So I'm going to click on The Tech, and you can see if I scroll down, first of all, there's an enormity of the data centers that's comforting, overwhelming. As a customer, I'm excited by it. The other aspect of it if I click on, for example, this is one of my favorite pictures, there is clearly a set of standards around cleanliness, and in this case, the color actually is not only aesthetically appealing, but it actually helps to have appropriate functionality because the different colors have different representations of what these pipes actually do.
And, of course, they have the Google bike there just to show scale and kind of the sense of fun. So again, you can see, there's this attention to detail, there's a cleanliness, there's an aesthetic around this that gives me a level of comfort that I'm putting my data up into a Cloud that is managed in a very, very sophisticated way.
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