Keeping up with the cloud

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Despite being at its best in every tech domain, Google cloud is one such service that has not been able to gain name and fame. The reason being, that Google was far more focused on providing infrastructure as a service. But, at a recently held, Google Cloud Next conference, in London, Google has caught the attention of the world. With its selection of business-related services and have yet again proved their readiness to enter the market.

New Tools

  • Google plans to build an “External Key Manager” Tool, which could provide Key Access notifications. Which would, in turn, give the users full control to access their websites that are available on the Google Cloud Service. So that the user could secure their encryption key and store it any platform away from the service.
  • A new Artificial Intelligence-based tool for Google Docs was announced, to make it more productive for business users. And to make it more accurate in terms of written work.
  • Tools to remove grammatical or even spelling errors have been added. These work almost the same as the language-translation tool that is already available.
  • A spelling autocorrect tool, a former Gmail tool, has made way to Google Docs. It utilises Google Search in order to learn many new words that are relevant to a particular business and makes suggestions for possible alternatives.
  • Google has decided to take a step forward in opening the AI’s Black Box. By building an Artificial Intelligence solution that could explain to us at least some of the thinking process. While being called Cloud AI Explanations, it works with the help of a method that quantifies the contribution that each data factor has made to the final decision.

Analytics

Looker, a business intelligence software, which Google had acquired earlier in 2020, will be providing new capabilities. One being the ability to define business metrics, consistently, across all data sources, such that the users can question the data while maintaining consistent definitions. The other being the provision for an analytics-based platform that could deliver applications for any sort of specific uses.

Workload migration

One of the primary targets of Google Cloud Service is to provide tools that can help migrate and run critical legacy applications. Mainly for big workloads like those based on SAP. New templates have also been introduced for use when scaling any moving SAP app.

Google Anthos

A multi-cloud tool introduced by Google to help users create and use applications. The main aim is to separate applications from their infrastructure. So that the existing applications can be migrated, modernised and mixed with any new applications in the same service. And it can also run as services whenever needed, anywhere across the company’s network.