In this video, explore the Google approach to security and their pricing philosophy. Explore tools related to cost management and machine learning.
- [Instructor] Another aspect of GCP's enterprise maturity is around cost. So there's three aspects of this that I think of, cost, security, and compliance. GCP's approach to cost is one of automatic discounting. For security, the approach is to be secure by default, encrypted by default, and to have a minimum attack service with many of the services not enabled unless you specifically choose to turn them on. In terms of compliance, GCP's certification around compliance continues to grow. To drill in a little bit more around the pricing philosophy, which I think is truly innovative and results in great benefits for many of my customers, enterprise and other customers' startups and so on, the first principle is sustained use discounts. The thinking here is that rather than hiring a person to manage your service costs, if you are using services at a great volume, for example, leaving VMs on for an entire month, you should automatically get a good customer discount. I think this is fantastic, and it benefits many of my customers. As you can see here, I'll earn up to a 30% discount for instances that run for an entire month. As with many of the other major cloud vendors, Google also has per second billing, so you only pay for what you use. Another innovation that results in great value is custom machine types for virtual machines. Literally, as it shows here, you can configure the number of cores and amount of memory by dragging the slider. And importantly, when you drag that slider, Google shows you how much that machine type will cost, right on the same page when you're setting it up. A relatively new aspect of pricing is rightsizing recommendations. As you can see, rightsizing analyzes performance of your instances and recommends the optimal number of cores and memory based on the instances usage over time. I find in some of the competitor clouds, the lack of services like this result in my customers overpaying for services, particularly virtual machines, which can result in 50% or more of an enterprise bill. Now, around compliance, I recommend if you have a scenario for which you need to verify that GCP is compliant, you check their compliance website. This is continually being updated. And you can see that if I scroll down, there is a very large number of compliant certifications that GCP now meets. In my case, I've been doing a lot of work with bioinformatics, so the HIPAA certification is critical. And in your particular situation, consult this website and talk to Google if you're looking for a certain level of compliance. I've worked a couple of customers in verticals where they worked with Google to meet their compliance needs.
- Enterprise concerns
- Enterprise scenarios
- Setting up your organization’s account
- Managing billing
- Enterprise compute services
- Enterprise storage and database services
- Enterprise data pipelines
- GCP developer and DevOps tools