Google Cloud Platform
Google Cloud Platform provides infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and serverless computing environments.
Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure created by Google to provide a variety of cloud services, including those for analytics, computing, data storage and networking. These services are designed to help organisations and developers build and deploy applications and websites quickly, easily, and with greater scalability and reliability.
Google Cloud Platform has a wide range of services, which can be used to build and deploy a variety of different types of applications. These services include:
Analytics: A range of analytics options, including Google BigQuery (a cloud-based big data analytics service), Google Cloud Data Fusion (a data integration and transformation platform), and Google Cloud Dataproc (a managed Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop service).
Compute: A range of computing options, including Google Compute Engine (a virtual machine service), Google Kubernetes Engine (a container orchestration service), and App Engine (a platform for building scalable web applications).
Storage: A range of storage options, including Google Cloud Storage (an object storage service), Google Cloud SQL (a managed database service), and Google Cloud Bigtable (a scalable NoSQL database service).
Networking: A range of networking options, including Google Cloud Load Balancing (a service that distributes incoming traffic across multiple instances), Google Cloud CDN (a content delivery network), and Google Cloud VPN (a virtual private network service).
One of the key benefits of using Google Cloud Platform is its ability to scale up or down as needed, which can assist organisations in lowering costs and increasing efficiency. For example, if an company experiences a sudden surge in traffic to their website, the Google Cloud Platform can automatically allocate additional resources to handle the increased demand, and then release those resources when they are no longer needed.
In addition to these core services, Google Cloud Platform also offers a range of tools and services for managing, monitoring, and optimising cloud resources, such as Cloud Console (a web-based interface for managing cloud resources), Cloud Monitoring (a service for monitoring the performance and availability of cloud resources), and Cloud Deployment Manager (a tool for automating the deployment of cloud resources).