The Indian enterprise is witnessing transformation at a pace never seen before, and the reason behind this is the rapid proliferation of cloud. With the democratization of cloud, businesses – both large and small – can now focus more on driving innovation, instead of deploying valuable resources to run IT operations.
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An IDC survey reveals that by 2021, half of the existing companies will adopt a cloud strategy.
At the 2018 ChannelWorld Premier100 Awards and Symposium, Shashi Tripathi, Partner Success Manager at Google Cloud highlights how Google, despite not securing the pole position, is now leading the race in the public cloud space.
Cloud – the biggest equalizer
“The change of technology is going to be much faster than what you’ve seen in the last 50 years. This is because systems are self-learning. You don’t need anybody’s intervention today to make systems intelligent,” said Tripathi.
Throwing light on the reason behind this, he said that as long as one is able to provide data and computing, systems can learn and solve problems on their own accord.
Now this whole story poses a new set of challenges – companies spend a lot of time and money to build new products and services. And along comes a company that completely disrupts these models and products.
And this is where democratization of the cloud comes in. Companies, big or small, no longer have to worry about building an infra or assembling a team – they can actually start focusing on solving problems and expanding business. Cloud computing democratizes access to unlimited information technology resources.
Sharing his two cents around investments, Tripathi stated: “Invest in focusing on the information and data you have, because that’s your real advantage. Focus on improving customer experience and thinking about the next interface, and not on running datacentres and cloud.”
He revealed that the biggest challenge right now is that each time a company embarks on a data project, 80 percent of the time is spent in building infrastructure.
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Elaborating on Google’s efficacy in running datacentres and harnessing machine learning, Tripathi revealed that by applying ML, the company was able to reduce the energy required for cooling by 40 percent.
What Google Cloud brings to the table
Google takes pride in the fact that the company currently has eight products that have a billion users every day. Although Google Cloud was the third entrant to the market, it is now the fastest growing public cloud company in the world.
Pointing out to what makes Google a pioneer and true torchbearer in this space, Tripathi said: “Google can be credited for creating an industry on the internet. When Google was founded in 1998, we had to create a copy of the entire internet and make the information available all across the world. There weren’t any file systems, databases or networks available at that point in time; we went about doing all of this grounds-up.”
“Google infrastructure carries about 25 percent of the internet traffic every day. In addition to this, Google’s services are fast, secure, scalable and elastic. The security factor actually stands out, because no one has heard about a breach in Google yet.”
Shashi Tripathi, Partner Success Manager, Google Cloud
Google infrastructure carries about 25 percent of the internet traffic every day. In addition to this, Google’s services are fast, secure, scalable and elastic. The security factor actually stands out, because no one has heard about a breach in Google yet.
Organizations can leverage Google’s investment with pre-trained models available through Application Program Interface (APIs).
Additionally, Tripathi pointed out that the portion of cloud spending that is wasted stands at 45 percent. In comparison, Google turns out to be cheaper than any public cloud provider in the market and offers 60 percent cheaper compute.