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Why Google Cloud?

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a suite of cloud computing services that run on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for services such as Google Search and YouTube. GCP offers a range of services for computing, storage, networking, big data, machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT), as well as cloud-native services such as Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Functions.

One of the key advantages of GCP is its global reach, with data centers and edge points located in multiple regions around the world. This allows for low-latency access to data and services, as well as the ability to comply with data sovereignty regulations. GCP also offers a range of security and compliance certifications, such as SOC 2, PCI DSS, and HIPAA.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a variety of services for businesses looking to migrate their data and infrastructure to the cloud. GCP’s data migration services include migrating databases and other data to GCP, as well as a variety of tools and services for devops. GCP’s database migration service allows for easy migration of databases to GCP, while GCP’s cloud migration services allow for the migration of entire infrastructure. GCP also offers a range of DevOps tools and services, such as Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Functions, to support efficient and effective migration. GCP also partners with companies like Exeo to provide migration services. GCP’s pay-as-you-go pricing model and global reach make it a cost-effective and reliable option for businesses of all sizes.

Top 3 Benefits of Google Cloud

1. Strong security and compliance

GCP has robust security features and compliance certifications such as SOC 2, PCI DSS, and HIPAA, which ensure that customer’s data is protected and regulatory compliance requirements are met. Additionally, GCP has a dedicated security team that continuously monitors for threats and vulnerabilities.

2. Advanced Machine Learning and AI capabilities

GCP provides a range of tools and services for machine learning and artificial intelligence, including TensorFlow, Cloud ML Engine, and AutoML, allowing developers and data scientists to build and deploy machine learning models quickly and easily.

3. Scalability and Flexibility

Google Cloud Platform offers a wide range of services and solutions that can easily scale up or down based on the changing needs of the business. This allows businesses to quickly adapt to new demands and opportunities.

Exeo’s GCP migration services

This is an exhaustive list of GCP migration services offered by Exeo as a Google Cloud migration partner:

  1. Cloud assessment: A thorough analysis of the current environment, including data, applications, and workloads, to identify the best migration strategy and plan.
  2. GCP Data migration: Transferring data, including structured and unstructured data, from on-premises or other cloud environments to GCP.
  3. GCP Database migration: Migrating databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server, to GCP using tools such as the GCP Database Migration Service.
  4. Application migration: Moving applications, including custom applications, packaged software and legacy client-server applications, to GCP.
  5. Cloud-native application development: Developing new applications or rewriting existing applications to take full advantage of GCP services and features.
  6. Infrastructure migration: Moving infrastructure, such as servers and storage, to GCP.
  7. GCP DevOps and CI/CD: Implementing or updating GCP DevOps services, processes and tools, such as Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Functions, to support efficient and effective deployment and management of applications on GCP.
  8. Security and compliance: Ensuring that data and applications are protected and comply with regulatory requirements.
  9. Monitoring and optimization: Ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as making any necessary adjustments to the environment to ensure optimal performance.
  10. Technical Support: Providing ongoing technical support and maintenance for the migration.
  11. Cost optimization: Helping customers optimize their cost and usage of GCP resources.
  12. Training and education: Providing training and education to help customers understand and use GCP effectively.

On top of this list, Exeo provides its rich managed service portfolio in order to monitor and operate GCP environments on behalf of clients.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) migration strategy

There are several strategies for migrating to the cloud, here is a high-level listing of those strategies

  1. Lift and Shift: This strategy involves moving existing applications and infrastructure to the cloud without making any significant changes. It’s a simple and straightforward approach that can be used to quickly move an application to the cloud.
  2. Re-platform: Re-platforming involves making changes to the application architecture or infrastructure to take advantage of cloud-native features and services. This approach can improve the scalability, availability, and performance of the application, but it requires more effort and planning than lift and shift.
  3. Re-host: Re-hosting is also known as “cloud-native” or “cloud-optimized” migration. This approach involves rewriting the application to take full advantage of the cloud provider’s services and features. This strategy allows you to fully leverage the benefits of the cloud and optimize your application for the cloud environment, but it can be more time-consuming and requires a significant development effort.

Which migration strategy to choose depends on the specific needs and requirements of the organization, as well as the size and complexity of the data and workloads being migrated. It is important to consult with cloud experts and conduct a thorough assessment of the current environment before selecting a migration strategy.

When it comes to migrating from other cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Heroku to GCP, there are several options available. GCP offers a range of data migration services, including the GCP Data Migration Service and the GCP Database Migration Service, that can help businesses transfer their data, applications, and workloads to GCP. Additionally, GCP Cloud Migration Partner Program partners with Google Cloud migration partners like Exeo that provide specialized migration services, such as application migration, data migration, and disaster recovery. Moreover, GCP’s Anthos platform allows you to run your applications on-premises, in the cloud, or in other environments, making it easy to migrate, manage and secure your applications in a consistent way. Ultimately, the best migration service will depend on the specific needs of the organization and the type of data and workloads being migrated.

It is recommended to consult with our GCP experts that can provide a tailored solution.

Here are the two main techniques of a google cloud data migration service:

  1. GCP Data Transfer Service: This service allows you to easily transfer large amounts of data to GCP storage and compute services, such as Cloud Storage and BigQuery, using a variety of transfer methods, including online transfer, offline transfer, and transfer appliance.
  2. GCP Database Migration Service: This service provides a fully managed and automated solution for migrating databases to GCP, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server.

GCP Migration and Application Sorting

The migration plan often starts by an application sorting. Application sorting is a technique that can be used to prioritize and plan the migration of applications to GCP. The process typically involves the following steps:

  1. Identify and assess the applications that will be migrated to GCP. This includes gathering information about the current environment, dependencies, and requirements of each application.
  2. Sort the applications based on their priority and readiness for migration. Applications that are critical to the business and have minimal dependencies are typically prioritized for migration first.
  3. Create a migration plan based on the sorted applications. This includes identifying the migration method and tools, such as the GCP Data Migration Service and the GCP Database Migration Service, that will be used for each application.
  4. Test and validate the migration plan, and make any necessary adjustments.
  5. Execute the migration plan, starting with the highest-priority applications. This includes migrating the data, applications, and workloads to GCP, as well as any necessary configuration and testing.
  6. Monitor and optimize the migrated applications in GCP. This includes ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting, as well as making any necessary adjustments to the environment to ensure optimal performance.

Why use Exeo's Google Cloud Migration services?

As a Google Cloud Migration partner, Exeo specializes in helping businesses  migrate their data, applications, and workloads to GCP. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure a seamless migration process.

We provide comprehensive GCP Data Migration services which include assessing the client’s current environment, identifying data, applications and workloads to be moved, selecting the appropriate migration method and tools, such as the GCP Data Migration Service and migrating your data to GCP in a secure and efficient manner. Exeo also provides ongoing support and optimization services to ensure that the migration is successful in the long term.

Exeo’s team is well-versed in the latest technologies and best practices for GCP data migration, and works closely with Google Cloud as one of its top Google Cloud migration partners to stay up-to-date on the latest migration tools and services. By choosing Exeo as their migration partner, clients have access to the latest migration technologies and best practices, as well as the expertise of our experienced team.

In summary, Exeo provides a comprehensive, cost-effective and efficient solution for GCP data migration services. Our team of experts, will ensure that migration is a success, enabling clients to fully leverage the power of the GCP.

Google Cloud Migration Services FAQs

Choose GCP for your migration needs for its seamless data migration services, global reach, and cost-effective pay-as-you-go pricing model. GCP’s dedicated migration tools and services make it easy to move your databases and other data to the cloud, while its global network ensures low-latency access and compliance with data sovereignty regulations. Additionally, GCP’s pay-as-you-go pricing model allows you to predict and control costs, making it a cost-effective option for businesses of all sizes.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a wide range of services for computing, storage, networking, big data, machine learning, and the internet of things (IoT), as well as cloud-native services such as Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Functions. GCP also offers a range of tools and services for machine learning and artificial intelligence, including TensorFlow, Cloud ML Engine, and AutoML. Additionally, GCP provides a variety of tools for security, compliance and monitoring, such as Stackdriver, Cloud Logging, and Cloud Security. GCP also provides a pay-as-you-go pricing model, which allows you to only pay for what you use and easily predict and control your costs. GCP’s global reach with data centers and edge points located in multiple regions around the world also allows for low-latency access to data and services, and compliance with data sovereignty regulations.

To get the most out of GCP, it is recommended to make use of its DevOps tools and services, such as Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Functions, to automate and streamline your application development. Utilizing GCP’s automation tools like Cloud Deployment Manager and Terraform can help you provision and manage resources more efficiently. Additionally, GCP offers load balancing and auto scaling features to ensure high availability and scalability of your applications. GCP’s monitoring and logging tools like Stackdriver, can provide useful insights into the performance and operation of your applications. Implementing security best practices, such as using GCP’s security features and compliance certifications, is also crucial for protecting your data and meeting regulatory requirements.

 

 

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a powerful, fully-managed service for running containerized applications in the cloud. GKE makes it easy to perform Kubernetes cluster management tasks such as scaling, upgrading, and rolling out new features. It also provides built-in monitoring, logging, and security features. GKE is a key component of GCP’s DevOps services and is designed to support efficient and effective deployment and management of applications. GKE enables teams to automate the deployment and scaling of containerized applications, making it an ideal solution for DevOps scenarios, GKE enables teams to perform migrations and upgrades of their applications, it also provides built-in monitoring, logging, and security features making it an ideal solution for running and managing your applications on GCP.

 

 

Google Cloud migration involves the process of moving data, applications, and workloads from on-premises or other cloud environments to GCP. GCP offers a range of migration tools and services, such as the GCP Data Migration Service, to make the process easy and efficient. GCP also partners with other companies -like Exeo- to provide migration services. The migration process starts by assessing the current environment and identifying the data, applications, and workloads to be moved, then selecting the appropriate migration method and tools, such as the GCP Data Migration Service. This is followed by the actual migration process, where data, applications, and workloads are transferred to GCP. After migration, the new environment is tested and validated before the cutover to GCP. The process is completed with post-migration activities such as ongoing monitoring and optimization.

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Re-Architect

This methodology requires the most effort to implement but it results in the most optimised recurring cost and will provide the best scalability for apps. This involves re-adapting the code of applications and the heavy use of SAAS solutions in order to replace existing hosted applications.

Re-Platform

This method utilizes the power of  PAAS services, like transferring a database to an as-a-service model,  the use of containers for some apps or the use of network/security functions as a service. Greater scalability and lower cost of operation is achieved.

Re-Host (Lift & Shift)

the migration of workloads from  to the cloud without changing the architecture. Machines get to keep their  OS and apps. This is the quickest and easy way to migrate, but since its  utilising IAAS, its is also the most expensive on the long term.