If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Google Cloud, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would recommend Google Cloud and rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.
I'm a Google partner. Overall, the solution has been pretty good and I don't really have any complaints to discuss. In general, on a scale from one to ten, I would rate it at a nine.
This is a good product, but I wouldn't immediately recommend it because there are a lot of options available. People have to choose based on their requirements and location. There is not much different, so people have to look at particular requirements, cost, and support. I agree that cost is a factor but support should also be considered because it is needed from time to time, and Google does not provide free support. Given that we are paying for the machine, we should have to pay for costly support in addition to that. This is a good product but I would like better monitoring, alerting, and reporting. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Google Cloud is a very good product but I think AWS is better. I would rate this solution 10 out of 10.
We provide private networks, what we call VPNs. It is the older, traditional VPN type service for our customers, which gives them security and performance metrics that you can't get from the internet. We have a gen engine that has that interface into the cloud providers including Google. We don't by services from Google, we are not even doing infrastructures, or platform as a service or software as a service. We are not using this solution in my organization. We have our own internal storage for security reasons, and predominantly, we use it in-house. We call it orange, it's flex storage. It's our intranet. We either use in-house or have exclusive arrangements with companies. The concept of the cloud is great, you have the scale, you have the financial model, metered pay as you go, those are great, but what's worse is that it's a black box. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
We're just a customer. We don't have any special connection to the company in any way. Obviously, with Google, everything is the latest version. Google updates everything for you, so there isn't usually a time when we're on an "old version" of the solution. We use the solution on a daily basis. I would recommend Google Cloud. At the moment it's in third place, according to the standards. Right now it's ranked AWS, then Azure, then Google. Even though it's technically third, it's much better to use and it's a much better environment. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
The lesson I learned from adopting Google Cloud is that you should do more training before you commit to it. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Google Cloud as an eight-out-of-ten. You can not have a perfect platform. There is always room for improvement and something to add. That rating is really because of the feedback I get from the team. I get good feedback from the guys. But it is not really fair of me to give any product a ten if I am not more intimate with it in daily use. I could just as well give it a one if I were totally ignorant of the product, but that would not mean anything.
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