Google Cloud Platform: A basic review

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Google Cloud Platform is one of the widely used cloud computing platforms offered by Google, first launched on April 7, 2008. This article discusses the Google Cloud Platform and services.

What is Google Cloud Platform (GCP)?

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a suite of cloud services run on the same internal cloud infrastructure used by Google for its end-user products, including Google Search, Google Drive, Gmail, and YouTube. Google Cloud provides infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and serverless computing environments.

Google Cloud Platform Products and Services

Google cloud services include cloud computing, data storage, data analytics, and machine learning. Some of the key products and services are listed below.

Cloud computing storage Services

Google Cloud delivers several computing services, including App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Functions, and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Google Cloud offers several storage and database services, including Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, Cloud Spanner, Cloud Datastore, Persistent Disk, Cloud Memorystore, Local SSD, Filestore, and AlloyDB.

Cloud Networking and API Services

As a leading cloud provider, Google offers several cloud networking services, including Google Cloud Network Topology, Cloud Interconnect, Cloud Load Balancing, VPC, Cloud Armor, Cloud CDN, Cloud DNS, and Network Service Tiers. Google API platforms and services include Maps Platform, API Analytics, Apigee API Platform, Cloud Endpoints, API Monetization, Developer Portal, Apigee Sense, Service Infrastructure, Cloud Translation API, and Cloud Vision API.

Cloud AI and Big data Services

Google Cloud offers varieties of cloud artificial intelligent services, including Cloud AutoML, Cloud TPU, Cloud Machine Learning Engine, Cloud Talent Solution, Dialogflow Enterprise, Cloud Natural Language, Cloud Speech-to-Text, Cloud Text-to-Speech, and Cloud Video Intelligence. Google Cloud Internet of things (IoT) services include Cloud IoT Core, Edge TPU, and Cloud IoT Edge. GCP big data services include BigQuery, Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Data Fusion, Dataproc, Cloud Composer, Cloud Datalab, Cloud Dataprep, Cloud Pub/Sub, and Cloud Data Studio. 

Cloud Security and Management tools

Google cloud ensures the highest security for their cloud platform, and the security services include Cloud Identity, Cloud IAM, Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy, Cloud Data Loss Prevention API, Security Key Enforcement, Cloud Key Management Service, Cloud Resource Manager, Cloud Security Command Center, Cloud Security Scanner, Access Transparency, and VPC Service Controls. The google cloud management tools include Operations suite, Cloud Deployment Manager, Cloud Console, Cloud Shell, Cloud Console Mobile App, and Cloud APIs.

Global Cloud Computing markets and Google Cloud

According to Grand View Research [1], the global cloud computing market value was USD 368.97 billion in 2021. It is expected to reach USD 1,554.94 billion by 2030, registering a compound annual growth rate of 15.7% from 2022 to 2030.

According to Statista, Google Cloud plays an important role, with a 10 percent market share. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the Other most popular vendors are Amazon Web Services (AWS) (leading with 32 percent of the cloud market) and Microsoft Azure (controlling the cloud market with 23 percent market share).

TechGolly editorial team led by Al Mahmud Al Mamun. He worked as an Editor-in-Chief at a world-leading professional research Magazine. Rasel Hossain and Enamul Kabir are supporting as Managing Editor. Our team is intercorporate with technologists, researchers, and technology writers. We have substantial knowledge and background in Information Technology (IT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Embedded Technology.

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