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Beyond Cloud Infrastructure: Enabling Digital Transformation Throughout the Business

Google Cloud Platform, Google G Suite|

Digital transformation demands an overhaul of longstanding perceptions of what IT departments do and how they interact with the business. As a result, transformation is not simply a matter of adopting the cloud and depending on modernized cloud ecosystems. Instead, it comes down to blending cultural and technological innovation to establish new expectations around how IT functions and new capabilities that align how people work [...]

What the New G Suite Pricing Announcement Means for Your Business

Google G Suite|

Given the pace of innovation and product enhancements over years, it was inevitable that this day would come. Google Cloud has officially announced a slight price increase for its G Suite Basic and G Suite Business editions. Since its beginning over 10 years ago, Google has brought businesses more than a dozen new G Suite services to help them reimagine how they work, including powerful [...]

Using Dialogflow to Unlock the Potential of Speech-based App Interfaces

Google Cloud Platform|

Convenience and ease of use have long dominated the worlds of user interface and experience, but these attributes have become even more essential in an age of rapid technological change. The days of slow, iterative release cycles are over. If a user takes a month to get comfortable with your app, they'll find themselves in a constant cycle of learning because new features and versions [...]

IMPORTANT: Kubernetes Clusters Security Vulnerability

Google Cloud Platform|

Dito wanted to write a quick post (posted on 12/4/18 at 11:27 am PST) to help bring awareness to a recently discovered Kubernetes flaw that is making its way through the container community. TLDR - A privilege escalation flaw was found that affects all master versions of the Kubernetes API server. Google Cloud customer clusters were already patched by Google, so no action is required. To [...]

Key Information to Understand Before Starting an IT Modernization Initiative

Google G Suite|

Thinking Through an IT Modernization Initiative Before modernizing your IT infrastructure, it's vital to evaluate existing on-premise/hybrid systems and identify areas where strategic changes could bring about serious improvements. However, there is a lot of data, scattered across the existing infrastructure, that businesses must examine and factor into their final decisions regarding modernization. Some will be readily available, accurate and enlightening. Others won't tick any [...]

Easy Solution for Google Maps Platform Customers Effected by Updates

Google Maps|

Earlier this summer the Google Maps APIs were rebranded as Google Maps Platform and, along with the name change, Google Cloud introduced a change to the pricing model. Originally, access to the Google Maps APIs for most commercial use cases involved an annual prepaid license: minimum list price of $10k with volume discounts available based on expected usage. It recently transitioned to a post-pay, consumption-based model. While [...]

Migrating and Managing Containers with Kubernetes – Part 2

Google Cloud Platform|

Don't forget Part 1, which covers the basics of Docker containers and the key purpose of Kubernetes? Understanding Kubernetes Capabilities Kubernetes gives IT teams a wide range of opportunities to streamline their container setups, but doing so requires a clear understanding of the tools and capabilities offered within the open source platform. It's vital to understand both the overarching concepts within Kubernetes and the nuanced [...]

Migrating and Managing Containers with Kubernetes – Part 1

Google Cloud Platform|

Containerized strategies are emerging as a solution to many of cloud computing's inherent challenges. As cloud configurations expand and become more complex, organizations often find themselves struggling to maintain proper oversight of their configurations. Furthermore, the complicated nature of cloud setups can limit the flexibility and scalability that the technology is supposed to achieve. There are a variety of ways to mitigate these issues and [...]

Dito Announces “Kubernetes Kickoff” to Help Enterprises with Application Modernization Initiatives

Google Cloud Platform|

[San Francisco, CA - July 24, 2018] - Dito today announced the launch of its “Kubernetes Kickoff” application modernization program. This new packaged service offering is designed to provide a multi-phased implementation and optimization plan for leveraging Kubernetes on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Kubernetes, a relatively new layer of the modern cloud stack, is a production-ready platform that allows companies to deploy and manage containerized [...]

SAP and the Google Cloud Platform: A Match Made for Innovation

Google Cloud Platform|

Few businesses are in position to run their IT systems entirely in the cloud. Even as cloud computing has matured and become pervasive, the technology isn't a natural fit as a one-stop destination for most businesses. Of course, the problem has nothing to do with the cloud itself: Platforms are powerful, flexible and cost-efficient enough to allow for a cloud-only IT strategy. Instead, the issue [...]