It’s hard to believe that Google Next 19 has already been and gone. And with hundreds of announcements, sessions and panels, exhibitor booths and after parties – there’s a lot to do and learn during and after the event. So much so, that you have to pick and choose when you go as it’s impossible to go to everything.
Luckily, the CTS team attended all of the key sessions and put together a list of what they think are the most important announcements from the event, just for you:
1. Making hybrid cloud a reality
Anthos – formerly known as Cloud Services Platform – is now generally available. You can deploy, run, and manage your applications on-premises or in the cloud of your choice, including Google Cloud Platform (GCP), AWS, Azure, or a combination.
2. Extending serverless to the full stack
Google introduced Cloud Run, a fully managed, serverless compute platform for containerised apps. It brings a serverless developer experience and workload portability to your Kubernetes Engine apps, either directly or through an open API and runtime environment.
3. Bringing fully managed open source to Google Cloud through strategic partnerships
As part of their commitment to open source, Google has partnered with seven other companies to integrate their open-source technologies into GCP. This provides a seamless user-experience across management, billing, and support.
4. BigQuery Business Intelligence Engine
Currently in beta, this in-memory analysis service lets you visualise and interact with large or complex data almost immediately. Thousands of users can use it concurrently – with no data movement required.
5. Google Voice for G Suite
Now generally available, this cloud telephony service gives you a phone number that works from anywhere, on any device. With Google AI built in, Google Voice can help transcribe voicemails and block spam calls. It also uses text-to-speech technology to automatically create call menus in up to nine languages, so you don’t have to worry about recording messages or translation. Google Voice is easy for admins to provision and manage, since it takes care of number assignment, porting, and billing.
6. Cloud Security Command Center
This comprehensive security management and data-risk platform for Google Cloud Platform is now available and includes new threat prevention, detection, and response services. You can gather data, and identify and act on threats before they cause damage or loss, all through a single console.
A lot of great announcements came out of the Google Cloud Next event, as well as CTS being announced as 2018 Google Cloud Global Enterprise Collaboration Partner of the Year Award, you can read the full summary of announcements here with links to all the individual blog posts.