There’s so much great content out there covering all aspects of Google Cloud, especially on Google Cloud Blogs and also here on medium, that it’s hard to stay up-to-date with all the great stories. That’s why i’m personally happy to use feedly in combination with slack to create a content-sink for things i find interesting and might want to follow-up reading later (wanna know more how this is done, feel free to reach out to me directly). I mostly catch up on the stuff i stored for later while travelling across Germany in the train and as 2019 is coming to an end really soon, i thought it might be a good time to go through my list again and look for the blogs i found most useful in 2019. I also found this might be a good starting point for the new publication i created for GoReply, the company i work for in Germany. So here’s my Top 10 and why they made it to the list (sorted from oldest to newest):
App migration checklist: How to decide what to move to cloud first | Google Cloud Blog
Editor's note: This post originally appeared on the Velostrata blog. Velostrata has since come into the fold at Google…
This blog provides a great overview / starting point on the questions to ask whenever it comes to migrate an existing application to the cloud. It can be also used as a checklist for a kick-off-meeting.
Identity and authentication, the Google Cloud way | Google Cloud Blog
As you can see, Google Cloud provides a wealth of authentication options for seemingly any kind of user or application…
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is absolutely critical when it comes to secure your applications and data. Understanding what Google Cloud offers and how to leverage the various services is therefor a key requirement when moving to the cloud. The Blog provides a great overview on this specific topic.
The service mesh era: Advanced application deployments and traffic management with Istio on GKE |…
Here, we can see ProductCatalog v2's injected three-second latency. From here, it's easy to roll back from v2 to v1. We…
Heard about Service Mesh or Istio not really knowing what it’s for or why it might be useful? Check out this great blog on how Istio can benefit applications running on GKE. Check out also the Blog-Series “The Service Mesh Era” on Google Cloud Blogs for tons of more great content on this topic.
Evaporating a data lake: Otto Group's lessons learned migrating a Hadoop infrastructure to GCP |…
Our product teams started getting the benefits of the cloud pretty quickly. We were surprised to learn that the point…
This is my “Number One” in this list! It’s a must read for everyone interested in moving their existing “DataStack” to the cloud (of course especially to GCP), the challenges that come with it and how to tackle them. Kudos to the great team at Otto Group data.works for making that move and happy to support you on the next steps of your journey whenever you need us.
Understanding GCP service accounts: three common use-cases | Google Cloud Blog
If you're building applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you're probably familiar with the concept of a service…
“Service Accounts” are special to GCP and understanding why, how and especially when to use them can help improve operations and overall security of your cloud GCP-Deployment.
Principles and best practices for data governance in the cloud | Google Cloud Blog
Today's businesses both generate and consume data at unprecedented rates. Diversity of data types and sources means…
This one takes you to a whitepaper which i highly recommend reading. It shares best practices on how to keep control of your data when taking it to Google Cloud.
Building the cloud-native future at Google Cloud | Google Cloud Blog
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications…
Cloud-Native is the future for every enterprise (at least in my opinion). This Blog provides an overview on how to embark on your cloud-native-journey and why GCP is a platform that you should consider.
3 steps to gain business value from AI | Google Cloud Blog
Many customers have asked us this profound question: How do we realize business value from artificial intelligence (AI)…
Every list covering something that happened in tech in 2019 should at least have something to do with AI, right? If you’re still thinking about, where AI might help / benefit your business, check out this blog!
Keep calm and query on: Running your databases in GCP | Google Cloud Blog
A fundamental piece of many applications is a database, and that's true for many cloud-based solutions too. Running a…
Google loves data (you know that already, right) and so you can assume that Google Cloud also love databases. And i can tell you: Yes they do! They love them so much, that there are plenty of offerings. So which one’s for you? Check this Blog on your GCP-database-evaluation journey (or as us).
Meet data residency requirements with Google Cloud | Google Cloud Blog
At Google Cloud, the privacy and security of customer data are primary design criteria that underpin all the services…
Curious about data-residency (i know my customers form Germany are)? This blog provides insights on how to manage data-residency within GCP and how Google Cloud helps you meet even the highest requirements.
So that’s my list for 2019, i had to made a lot of trade-offs, as there’s so much great content out there. I hope you find it valuable. stay tuned for more great content coming in 2020.
Best, Joern (Go Reply)