SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 11, 2019 – OnPoint Consulting, Inc. (OnPoint), is proud to continue our partnership with Google by attending Google NEXT 2019 and learning about the important updates coming to the Google Cloud Environment. Tim Smith (President), Greg DeLoache (Business Analyst), and Raj Shah (Google Cloud Architect) attended the three-day event to gather insights, attend technical sessions, and learn how to better leverage our partnership with Google to help support our existing and future customers.
Some of the highlights from the event:
Anthos – This newly released feature allows users to manage applications across different environments (whether Google Cloud, On-Prem, or even another cloud provider). This allows enterprises to have a single dashboard to manage all their hybrid/multi-cloud environments and is powered by containers and Kubernetes.
Managed SQL – Building upon Google’s currently managed databases (PostgreSQL and MySQL), they are expanding to support Microsoft SQL Server. The managed environment allows Google to manage the infrastructure and patching, while allowing users to easily migrate their on-prem SQL environment to the Cloud.
Managed AD – Google Cloud currently allows for a federated environment between Identity and Access Management and your On-Prem Active Directory, but a highly available Active Directory as a Managed Service was introduced. This will allow users to manage cloud-based AD-dependent workloads, automate AD server maintenance and security configuration, and extend the on-premise AD domain to the cloud.
Support for Microsoft Enterprise Licensing – Anyone that has tried to move an Enterprise Microsoft license to the cloud, understands the challenges of maintaining compliance. Google has announced sole-tenant nodes which are physical Compute Engine servers that are dedicated to hosting VM instances only for a specific project.
BeyondCorp Alliance/Context Aware Access – BeyondCorp (Google Zero Trust Architecture) has been expanded to include industry partners to create a holistic architecture that users will be able to configure through Google Cloud. The new alliance will help push context aware access, which is critical for a growing decentralized and mobile workforce.
With the new products and commitments provided by Google at NEXT, OnPoint is looking forward to following the features as they pass through testing and into general availability, and then leveraging the advancements to help support our customer.
OnPoint Consulting, Inc. (OnPoint) delivers secure IT infrastructure, enterprise systems, cybersecurity and program management solutions for the U.S. federal government. Our specialized strategy, cyber and technology capabilities are changing the way our clients improve performance, effectively deliver results and manage risk. OnPoint holds ISO 9001:2008, ISO 20000-1:2011, ISO 27001:2013 certifications and a CMMI Maturity Level 3 rating.
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