#083: Why Is The Google Cloud Platform Good For Your Business?


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This week my guests are Mark Mandel and Francesc Campoy Flores who run the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Podcast. They produce a weekly podcast discussing everything on Google Cloud Platform that would benefit your business. As you look at alternatives like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, you should also look at Google Cloud Platform.

Our conversation is super techy, but very informative. Listen to the interview and learn more about Google Cloud Platform

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • The GCP Podcast interviews Google product managers and engineers who answer questions from listeners.
  • Google’s philosophy of Open Cloud is explained.
  • Google App Engine and managed services explained.
  • Kubernetes and Container Orchestration (Google Container Engine) at scale - @ 16:00
  • Google Cloud is open as it is the best place to run Open Source technologies. No vendor lock-in; minimizing all operations that are not a part of your business.
  • The concept of “Lift and Shift”.
  • “On Demand” managed services - Helping customers orchestrate their projects in the Cloud and available to everyone.
  • Open source product, Spinnaker – automated launcher for common things; Container builder – sets up steps of a workflow.
  • Why you need a better observability of your system?
  • Difference between Go Programming”, “Python”, and “C++ @ 27:00.
  • Who is Go Programming Language for? Code that is easy to learn for decision-makers.
  • The direction the future programming talent is heading to.
Other key resources:

Read full transcript here.

About Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Hailing from Australia, Mark built his career developing backend web applications which included several widely adopted open source projects, and running an international conference in Melbourne for several years. Since then he has focused on becoming a polyglot developer, building systems in Go, JRuby and Clojure on a variety of infrastructures. In his spare time he plays with his dog, trains martial arts and reads too much fantasy literature.

About Francesc Campoy Flores

Francesc Campoy Flores is a Developer Advocate for Go and the Cloud at Google. He joined the Go team in 2012 and since then he has written some considerable didactic resources and traveled the world attending conferences, organizing live courses, and meeting fellow gophers. He joined Google in 2011 as a backend software engineer working mostly in C++ and Python, but it was with Go that he rediscovered how fun programming can be.

Where to Find Google Cloud Platform Podcast

Ways to connect with Mark and Francesc:

Mark Mandel:

Francesc Campoy Flores:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Offense and Defense Community, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Credits: * Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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