In today’s discussion, we are talking about Google Cloud Next 2019 event. The event happened in San Francisco over the course of 4 days last week. We are bringing you the 6 main changes that Google has announced during the summit.
Google surprised the world by the launch of a product that allows users to run applications on other platforms. The profit, after all, is in charging fees for compute time and storage allocations. The company says that the reason behind it is the demand from customers. However, another reason behind it is, of course, the fact that it allows Google to differentiate itself from its competitors.
2. Open-source integrations into the Google Cloud Console
The integrations are a boost in Google Cloud’s service open source offerings. Especially, when some customers are likely to be already using some of these services. Take Wiredelta as an example, who is using MongoDB on multiple projects. The organizations will get support from these companies while managing the services from a single console and paying just one bill. However, the subtext is a bit more complicated than that. As it reveals Google’s approach to open source putting it into contrast with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The issue arises because many of the companies that are participating here are highly critical of AWS’s treatment of open source.
3. Google’s AI Platform
All big cloud providers are mainly focusing on AI (and machine learning). The end-to-end solution is obviously great news as machine learning is one step closer to a wider range of potential users. Nevertheless, the experience for developers still leaves lots of room for improvement.
4. Your phone is now a security key
Two-factor authentication is much safer than just using your login and password. Even systems that use SMS and push-notifications are not 100% safe. On the other hand security keys, the new Android-based system included, use the same standards as existing keys. Security keys prevent phishing attacks by making sure that you are on a legitimate site. This new system could increase the number of people using two-factor authentication
5. Google Cloud Code
Writing cloud-native apps is complicated and usually involves writing complex configuration files. Cloud Code ideally makes all of this so easy that it’ll be far easier for developers as well as for the companies that employ them to make this move to modern infrastructure.
6. Google Cloud aims at retailers
The best left for the end. Google is launching a vertical solution that’s justly aimed at retailers. Okay, we know, that doesn’t sound like such a big deal. But Google Cloud plans to offer more of these specialized solutions over time.
So here is a list of 6 main changes that Google announced at the Google Cloud Next 2019 event. If you are interested in more news, don’t forget to visit our blog. Last but not least, if you have an idea for a native of a hybrid app or a web application, don’t hesitate to contact us! Let’s make the world digital together.