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  • Mariane Bunn

Google Cloud Platform: A guide for beginners

There's a clod with plenty of objects inside, that represent the cloud computing.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a major player in the cloud computing industry, offering a wide range of services to businesses that need computing power, storage, and data analytics without the hassle of managing their own IT infrastructure. Similar to other giants in the field like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform provides the necessary tools for companies to store large databases, manage cloud data storage, and deploy applications worldwide. Notably, GCP is enhancing its services with artificial intelligence, including upgrades announced by Google CEO Sundar Pichai to its AI model, which aids in coding tasks.

GCP is attractive to businesses for several reasons. It allows companies to scale their operations without investing in physical data centers or servers, transferring the burden of security and compliance to Google. GCP offers a variety of products across computing, storage, databases, and more, making it a versatile choice for businesses looking to expand their online presence efficiently. For example, its App Engine enables quick development and deployment of applications, while its Cloud Storage service offers secure and scalable data storage solutions.

👉Despite its benefits, GCP has some drawbacks. Over time, the costs can accumulate, potentially surpassing the expenses of running a private data center. Additionally, moving away from GCP to another service or an in-house IT setup might be challenging due to the proprietary nature of its services.

GCP distinguishes itself from Google Cloud, which encompasses all of Google's cloud computing services, including productivity tools like Google Workspace. For those interested in trying GCP, Google offers a 90-day free trial with $300 credit and an "Always Free" tier for modest needs, making it accessible for businesses to start with minimal investment.

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