CloudBolt’s Google Next 2018 Roundup

Last week, the CloudBolt crew were at Google Next 2018 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. This was Google’s biggest cloud event so far — showing off how they’re gaining traction against competitors, AWS and Azure – and we learned a lot from what Google customers were saying.

For example, Google announced their new Cloud Services Platform that offers their GCP public cloud with GKE On-Prem for Kubernetes. This new platform also includes some security features useful to enterprises wanting to pursue a hybrid cloud strategy. They also released Cloud Functions, as a serverless platform to be on par with AWS Lambda and Azure Functions and updated Cloud Build, their continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform to build and test applications in the cloud.

Our CloudBolt team debriefed late last week and agreed that everyone is currently operating in and is challenged by multi-cloud environments.

Specifically, Matt O’Brien from our accounts team gleaned that provisioning VMs still takes way too long for enterprise IT professionals. Many of the Google Next attendees explained to him that it can take days or even weeks to provision VMs in their “big-name” enterprise environments.

Alyce Babb and Bryce Swarm at GoogleNext 2018
Alyce Babb and Bryce Swarm at GoogleNext 2018, via instagram

Alyce Babb, another member of the accounts team, and Bryce Swarm, our lead support engineer, echoed the sentiment that most enterprises are still struggling to manage the large footprint of their on-premises infrastructure while simultaneously shifting to more than one public cloud provider. Attendees even whispered to them about their experiences and issues with other providers.

We were very pleased to attend such a great conference and to take away an even more resolute understanding that, “We don’t play favorites at CloudBolt.”

“We also believe that pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy at the enterprise level means having the ability to easily deploy and manage workloads based on VMs and containers to any public cloud or private cloud offering as well as integrate with configuration managers, IPAM, and other IT Ops tools from multiple vendors,” Bernard Sanders, CloudBolt CTO, summarized.

Our enterprise hybrid cloud platform eliminates many of the challenges of complexity from many different environments with a single platform to manage and consume almost any IT resource from multiple vendor environments. You can start with the vast on-premises footprint and then increment to any of the public cloud platforms including Google.  

To learn more about how CloudBolt can help you manage your GCP environment, check out our GCP Datasheet!