On September 18th and 19th, Google Cloud hosted its annual Summit in Sydney. As a Google premier partner, Oreta was able to enjoy the highlights of both the community connect and Partner connect days.
On the first day, the cloud community came together to bounce ideas, supercharge IT skills, get a sneak peek into the latest tech, and attain invaluable industry advice. At Oreta’s booth, team members, Andrew Jones, Don Santmajor, Mark Barnewall and Keegan Cotterill took visitors on a journey to the cloud and demonstrated the power of several migration tools, including Cloud Physics, Anthos, Cloud Foundation and HYCU.
On the second day, Partner Connect Day, Oreta’s MD, Sachin Verma, took to the stage as a keynote speaker and talked about how to successfully support the SMB market in adopting cloud and drive business outcomes.
Here is a recap on why Andrew Jones, Oreta’s Head of Delivery, thought the Google Cloud Summit ’19 was such a success and shares his insights: -
Apart from having the opportunity to catch up with our strategic partners (PaloAlto, Cisco, NetApp, HashiCorp, Equinix, Megaport), whom all see the value proposition of Google, we had the privilege of seeing Colin Timm, Country Director AUNZ Google Cloud, speak about how Google has invested $47B over the last 2 years, and how Google will invest a further $13B across 61 zones and 20 regions throughout Australia and New Zealand. Adding to this excitement, Timm announced that there are 130 new Google products available in the Australian market.
On Partner Day, we heard from Rhody Burton, who highlighted that three of Google’s top customers are Oreta customers, including Kings Transport, whereby its successful journey to Google from g-suite to GCP was shared.
The common theme recurring throughout the two days was that the core Foundational Framework is key to being able to adopt the richness of Google services, allowing secure, fast and seamless connectivity in a hybrid & multi-cloud ecosystem.
We also heard how Cisco and Google are collaborating around containerisation with Anthos and Cisco Container Platform, further emphasising the focus on seamless connectivity in a hybrid and multi-cloud ecosystem. The value proposition for Anthos as a Service Mesh providing uniform observability, operational agility across platforms and policy-driven security is still early days, but we have seen great interest from the market, and the Google solution is a strong foundation to drive your Container Strategy off.
Google Cloud’s VP Engineer, Amit Zavery, detailed the distributed infrastructure as a service and how Google provides a platform for digital transformation. Also focusing on Anthos and Anthos Migrate, he demonstrated how capable Google technologies are of providing high-scale and highly reliable services for compute, storage and network.
There was a big focus on security. There were several insightful presentations on Google’s ready to deploy solutions, including Google Cloud Identity, cloud automation with Terraform, cloud deployment, and "Run only what you Trust" in containers with Binary Authorisation.
We had immense interest in our stand, where we provided live demonstrations which highlighted the power of cloud migration tools Anthos, Cloud Foundation, CloudPhysics and HYCU. We spoke to many like-minded people, who’ve commenced their journey to the cloud and are now asking the bigger questions around cost optimisation, data security and delivering more effective business value, more efficiently.
As a Premier Partner, Oreta’s managing director, Sachin Verma, spoke to other Google partners about how to successfully support and partner SMBs to adopt cloud and drive profitable business outcomes.
We met the Google Developer Cloud team to talk about all things Google platform and AI/ML. A knowledgeable team. If you’re keen to get their industry advice, don’t miss the opportunity to catch up with the team at the next meetup in Melbourne meetup.com/gdg-cloud-melbourne
It was great to see Google flying the sustainability flag, with reusable water bottles and partner stands made from 100% recyclable re-board. During the Summit, we had the chance to wear the Google Daydream VR and walk through a Google data centre, where we learnt how sustainability was always at the forefront of the architectural design.
If any of this blog resonates with you or you are interested in knowing more about how we optimise cloud migration tools, including Cloud Physics, Anthos, Cloud Foundation and HYCU, to ensure your journey to cloud meets your needs, please contact Oreta today.
We’ll be happy to arrange a complimentary cloud assessment to determine why you need to move to the cloud and how best to complete your migration.