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Softchoice Partners with Google Cloud to Complete our Multicloud Offering

Cloud | Posted on September 23, 2019 by Sarah Walker

Softchoice is no stranger to the cloud.

We work with organizations ranging from small businesses and startups to global enterprises to understand their needs and help them select the best options when it comes to cloud vendors.

We recognize that to remain a cloud partner of choice, we need to stay ahead of the curve. At the same time, we acknowledge that every customer’s environment is unique. Each requires a differentiated, custom approach to the cloud migration journey.

To bolster our clients’ in-house skills and knowledge, we strive to maintain a bench of industry-best solution architects aligned with the top cloud vendors. We also aim to maintain strong partnerships with the undisputed leaders in the cloud.

That’s why we’re partnering with Google Cloud.

Why Google Cloud? Why Now?

It’s no secret that Google Cloud joins a field of well-established competitors. As leaders in open-source and cloud-native technology and originators of Kubernetes and Anthos (along with many other groundbreaking technologies), Google is here to compete in the cloud.

Google Search aimed to provide users with the most relevant content. In the same way, Google Cloud provides organizations with the simplest, most relevant business solutions. Furthermore, Google excels in user experience and its cloud offering is adding market share at a rapid rate.

Any business considering the cloud, regardless of size, should consider Google Cloud, whether as a priority cloud for small and medium businesses (SMBs) or as an additional cloud for enterprise organizations.

Why SMBs Should Consider Google Cloud

Simplicity and Familiarity: Many SMBs are already using Gmail or G Suite. In fact, most startups were born with these user-and budget-friendly Google products. Google Cloud extends the familiar look and feel of Google’s other products, making it easy to navigate and migrate applications with ease.

Customer Friendly Pricing: Most SMBs today aren’t building data centers of their own. Instead, using Google Cloud allows them to forego expensive upfront investments and pay for services only as needed. As an example, there are no up-front costs and they pay for actual consumption, down to the second.

Straightforward Security: Few SMBs have a Chief Security Officer on the payroll today. Rather, their focus is on building and growing the business.  Google Cloud’s security model is an end-to-end process, built on keeping customers safe on Google applications like Gmail, Search and other Apps. With Google Cloud your applications and data take advantage of the same security model.

Why Enterprises Should Consider Google Cloud in a Multicloud World

The short answer is Anthos.

Anthos is a modern application platform that uses the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to give organizations the flexibility to run and modernize applications anywhere they desire, including on existing AWS or Azure instances.

Anthos enables continuous innovation with existing resources, without added resistance within the current environment. This is true whether that is an on-premises environment, an existing cloud environment with AWS or Azure, or a hybrid model.

Many enterprise businesses still run applications on-premises. These could be packaged applications that lack accessible source code, or mainframes and client-server applications. Anthos allows for containerization of these legacy applications to make them portable and accessible while still running on VMware VSphere with GKE On-Prem.

Why Softchoice for Google Cloud

Successful migration to Google Cloud requires deep knowledge of several key disciplines. These include networking, security, data governance, application dependencies, operational performance, and availability.

Migrating applications and workloads to the cloud are the first steps to modernization. How you innovate in the cloud is the journey. We help you deliver a strategic plan that leverages the cloud to improve customer experiences, streamline business operations and create unique competitive advantages. Look to Softchoice and Google Cloud to modernize, scale and innovate your business.

Want to learn more about how Google Cloud helps SMBs?

On October 16, experts from Google and Softchoice will host a webinar exploring the key benefits of GCP for small and midsized organizations, including scalability, security, managed services, hybrid and multicloud. Register now.

 

 

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