It's probably easier to say what the Google Cloud Platform doesn't do. Google's infrastructure for your business challenges: learn how Google's cloud helps realities across all industries.
A growing global network
Run critical workloads such as VMware, SAP, Oracle and Windows natively on Google Cloud. Leverage AI and machine learning to improve business efficiency even to the benefit of customer service. Lots of Google Cloud products and services for your business.
Democratic technology, open to all for robust growth
Whether you are at the beginning or at a good point in your digital transformation, you can give your initiatives a boost with Google Cloud solutions. Ready-to-use ones from the Google Cloud Marketplace are also available to you. We have so much to tell you about: new opportunities for the Retail world, useful for optimizing the manufacturing supply chain as well, not forgetting analytics tools for financial services and the scalability offered to SMEs, and much more.
Everything you need to scale and build with best practices
Migration to the Google Cloud Platform typically follows a 4-step process. We start with an initial assessment, which is followed by careful planning, implementation and optimization. Each path is custom built. Request a no-obligation consultation from our team and take advantage of cash credits offered by Google to begin your cloud journey.
Focus on your business
If you use Google's global infrastructure, you can sleep soundly: Google works around the clock to protect users, data and applications. Analytics and protection services are updated in real time and meet global security standards to support compliance as per GDPR regulations.
Frequently asked questions
power2Cloud is a Google Cloud Partner in Italy. Our team combines professional expertise and regular certifications to stay up-to-date with the latest Google Cloud products and solutions and offer the support you need.
Our expertise spans not only Google products and services, but many useful cloud applications for your projects. There are many opportunities we can develop together including hybrid and multi-cloud solutions.
As a Google Cloud partner, power2Cloud offers you $500 free credit to explore and fully evaluate the power of the Google Cloud Platform for your business. Rely on power2Cloud to give you the advice you need to get started.
Let's dispel a cliché, using the Google Cloud Platform does not only involve the IT team, if you have one.
Google's infrastructure provides your business with scalable and flexible services, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, to give your customers a better customer experience through:
- storage and database
- big data and machine learning
- tools for developers
- identity and security
The Google Cloud Platform ensures competitiveness for your company and facilitates project development for all internal teams.
Many companies have difficulty following rapid digitization, coming to grips with an increasingly competitive market with the current infrastructure and existing processes.
Extending and modernizing data centers and equipment is not always so easy even for IT, so a hybrid cloud strategy is a pragmatic solution.
You can add one or more implementations of the Google Cloud Platform to your existing infrastructure seamlessly. Using a hybrid strategy, you can modernize applications and processes incrementally if resources allow, with the option to migrate everything to the cloud when you have the opportunity.
Apps and services generate a significant amount of data including App event logs, clickstream data, social network interactions, and eCommerce transactions.
Google Cloud Platform allows you to manage all your data throughout the entire lifecycle, from initial acquisition to final processing. This will enable you to make better decisions faster by sharing your strategies with colleagues also to optimize your workloads.
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On this page you will find the solutions and advantages of cloud solutions such as Google Cloud offered by power2Cloud. Take five minutes to read this article, because we will try to summarise all the advantages.
Cloud solutions have long been the winning strategy to improve internal processes, protect data and scale faster. In this way, you can cut maintenance costs and also offer a better service to your users/customers.
The data speak for themselves: by 2021, more than 75 per cent of medium and large organisations will have adopted a multi-cloud and/or hybrid IT strategy*. While by 2022, public cloud services will be essential for 90% of business innovation*.
This is also because by 2025, the sum of the world's data is expected to increase by more than five times its current size**.
*Gartner, Predicts 2019: Increasing Reliance on Cloud Computing Transforms IT and Business Practices, December 2018.
**IDC White Paper, sponsored by Seagate, "The Digitization of the World from Edge to Core," November 2018 (Available on Google Cloud site).
What solutions does Google Cloud offer? Google Cloud is a set of solutions and products that help you solve the most complex challenges. Let's see together what they are:
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP): use cloud computing services that run on the same Google infrastructure. Security, data analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning support you in your daily challenges.
- G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work): is a set of seamlessly integrated apps designed for businesses. Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Documents, Sheets, Presentations and Drive use Google's AI technology.
- Google Maps Platform: find out how your organisation can benefit by leveraging real-world information with immersive geolocalisation experiences.
- Chrome Enterprise: switch to a secure, effective and immediate communication strategy to distribute your content with secure, high-performance devices.
- Google for Education: a free solution for developing innovative distance learning.
Protect systems, data and users with the largest and most secure infrastructure in the private market. The Google Cloud network boasts over 100,000 miles of fibre optic cable, twice as much as AWS and Azure. Sensitive data is minimised with over 90 pre-defined and protected detectors by default.
Put your solution at the centre of your efforts with Hybrid Cloud or use the Google Multi-Cloud with the possibility of using several cloud providers at the same time to perform different functions or manage a function across several cloud providers.
Write once, use your code everywhere. Only Anthos enables the deployment and management of applications on-premise and between clouds with a 100 per cent software solution and no hardware lock-in.
Connect legacy applications between clouds. Google Cloud's Apigee API management platform enables businesses to more easily connect legacy and modern workloads in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Avoid any constraints with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's number 1 open source developer and creator of Kubernetes, adopted by AWS and Azure.All with a fully managed solution: no operations, easy to use serverless.
Push innovation to the max with artificial intelligence and data analysis. Imagine having powerful artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities at your disposal, simple to use and fully integrated with your core solutions and infrastructure.
Among the advantages of the Google Cloud is the ability to always take advantage of the latest technologies available. The future belongs to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Analyse your data better, make the right decisions and save your organisation time and resources.
BigQuery automatically scales to thousands of cores in seconds. AWS and Azure require manual configuration. Click to deploy GCP Marketplace. Offer Kubernetes applications that can be deployed without writing a line of code.
Leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning, integrated throughout. Democratising AI / ML AutoML and BigQuery ML allows teams without data scientists to use AI / ML with capabilities not offered by competitors. AI / MLCloud Speech supports 120 language variants, more than AWS, Azure. Accelerates the time it takes to make decisions. Google TPU 15-30 times faster than contemporary GPUs and CPUs.
With the right tools, power2Cloud can help you create a true culture of innovation: offer exciting opportunities to evolve your organisation's productivity and collaboration, and enable employees to achieve more. Provide them with better products and user-first services: a wide range of Google solutions to create new user experiences in the cloud.
Are you a start-up or an experienced company? Your road to digital transformation will be a thrill with power2Cloud and Google Cloud solutions and technologies. With us, you already have everything you need for deployment at your fingertips.
Create, test and run easily and quickly with Google Cloud Platform:
- Compute Engine: Virtual machines running in Google data centres.
- Cloud Storage: Secure, durable and scalable object storage.
- Cloud SDK: Command-line tools and libraries for Google Cloud.
- Cloud SQL: Relational database services for MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server.
- Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE): Managed environment for running containerised apps.
- BigQuery: Data warehouse for agility and business information.
- Cloud CDN: Content Delivery Network (CDN) for the distribution of web and video content.
- Dataflow: Analysis of data flows for flow and batch processing.
- Operational Suite: Application monitoring, logging and performance management suite.
- Cloud Run: Fully managed environment for running containerised apps.
- Cloud Functions: Event-based computing platform for apps and cloud services.
Moving to the cloud must include special care with sensitive data, as well as achieving and maintaining compliance with the highest standards, guidelines and complex regulatory frameworks.
In addition to audits, third-party certifications and dedicated documentation, Google Cloud makes serious legal commitments in this regard to best protect you. Google servers are ISO/IEC 27001; FedRAMP; HIPAA; SOC 1 certified.
With power2Cloud you have the best trained Google specialists in Italy at your disposal. You will never be alone! Our team offers support and expertise for your projects and market challenges.
We can help you manage by offering long-term technical and qualified support through updates and certifications. Furthermore, to push digital transformation and the use of new applications within your organisation, we provide customised training.
Simplify operations and deployment of your solutions with the incredible Google Cloud Platform possibilities: fully managed serverless offerings and hybrid, multi-cloud capabilities are ready in a snap with power2Cloud support.
Easily distribute resources across the enterprise, transform data into strategic information, create your own data analysis models and easily scale business intelligence: go beyond the conventional limits imposed by scalability and save costs at scale.
To get your company off the ground safely and with super performance, to dream big:
- Stable infrastructure
- Secure migrations (for the most important and critical projects, we also have an exceptional partner, cloudM. No service interruptions, you can sleep soundly)
- Application Development
- Data and analysis
- Machine Learning
- Security and reliability
- Cultural change
- Productivity and collaboration
The migration of a customer to GCP typically follows a four-stage process: assessment, planning, implementation and optimisation. Within each phase of the project, we provide service offerings to meet customers' needs on their journey to the cloud.
The information we save and receive grows day by day. This is also the case for the apps we use for work, while we are busy working remotely, no longer just from our office.
What does this entail? Too much time is wasted going from app to app looking for what is needed and completing repetitive tasks. A burdensome activity that also slows down productivity.
G Suite (formerly Google for Work) and the power2Cloud team want to help you by offering an all-in-one solution that makes users more involved, more autonomous, more productive, more collaborative, more agile.
Google's suite includes many natively integrated intelligent applications that increase the security of your data, facilitate collaboration between teams to improve productivity and grow your organisation by making it more competitive.
Of course, it is not just about technological transformation, but also cultural transformation. Growth is possible in an environment where people can realise their full potential and productivity tools provide a competitive advantage.
Which cloud applications does G Suite include?
Gmail: Intuitive, efficient and useful professional email. Potentially unlimited storage space, SPAM free and access from any device
Calendar: Personal, group and even shared calendars, organise video conferences in one click, also participate by phone for your team, your suppliers, your customers/users.
Chat: messaging application, speed and security for your data, save time and always be reachable
Meet: video conferencing solutions for secure meetings. One-click access from any device (mobile, tablet, computer). Switch to telephone access if desired.
Documents: access, create and edit documents online. Access and restore your edit history. Collaborate in real time with other users.
Presentations: access, create and edit online presentations from any device. Easily and intuitively format your slides with other users in real time.
Sites: quickly create sites for the intranet or publish them for users. Responsive and easy to create with drag and drop, insert videos, images, forms...
Keep: jot down notes and lists so you don't forget your priorities. Create a text note with voice commands.
Sheets: access, create and edit worksheets online, with built-in formulas, Pivot Tables and conditional formatting options. Use Sheets to edit Excel files.
Forms: create and analyse surveys with ease. Choose from several templates, enter short answers, multiple choice. View answers in real time in a Google Sheet.
Apps Script: Automate the workflow for Google Sheets, Documents, Presentations or Forms, integrate with external APIs and more.
Drive: potentially unlimited storage space, choose according to your needs. Securely store and share all kinds of files with Drive.
Cloud Search: Search for the data you need in Gmail, Documents, Drive, Presentations, Calendar Sheets and more. Use machine learning and save time.
Administration Console: A single, centralised and secure dashboard to manage your G Suite Apps: add users, activate services, manage mobile devices and more.
Endpoint Vault: Manage, store, search and export your organisation's emails, saved log chats and Google Drive file contents for eDiscovery needs.
Those who do not use cloud solutions are often stuck with manual and repetitive work. Moreover, they are forced to work only at their office desk to the exclusion of all other devices (tablets, computers, mobile phones).
The issue that many organisations undoubtedly face is that of space. With the increase in data and documents, a secure and unlimited archive is required. Paper storage in fact brings with it quite a few limitations. One struggles to find the necessary files, with the possibility of losing data also through phishing attacks, malware.
In addition, manual tasks have a high margin for error and a major investment due to costly maintenance.
Non-centralised management does not allow monitoring and authorisation of external editing and sharing, especially when not working with the organisation's own devices.
How many emails do we receive every day to edit and comment on files of all kinds? Not only does this take up a lot of time, but it also makes work more complex because we cannot tell which version is the most recent.
What about the applications that revolve around the daily work routine of every employee? There are so many that it is difficult to manage them, especially because they are not integrated with each other.
While there is a lot of talk about digital transformation and change management, it must be said that it was mainly the lockdown that taught many the importance of smart working through cloud applications.
So some realised that these were an important resource not only during Covid19 but as a new business model.
Real-time collaboration is only possible with cloud solutions such as G Suite that allow you to work from any device in security.
G Suite applications increase productivity and allow you to stay connected while giving continuity to your work and your users/customers.
This avoids unnecessary email attachments, working on outdated files, losing important information or being confined to your office computer.
With G Suite, working on the move, in the office, on the road, while you're with clients/suppliers, from home is really easy, and here are some advantages of the G Suite cloud solution:
All-in-one solution: SPAM-free e-mail, shared calendars, cloud storage and much more in one Suite.
Work on the move. Your office is everywhere! Access your data securely from your browser or any device (tablet, computer, mobile phone).
Simplicity. The interface is simple and intuitive, you don't have to be an IT person to use the applications.
Collaboration. Stop attaching files. Multiple users can collaborate, share and edit the same file at the same time. History can always be restored.
Relieve your IT. Your IT department can focus on new projects while you use all applications independently.
Security. Everyone uses the same Apps with professional and secure standards even if you work remotely. Manage everything from the Admin Console. G Suite is GDPR compliant.
Corporate transparency. From the Admin Console you can manage views, changes and shares and revoke them for any reason.
Native integrations. The Apps are natively integrated with each other and with many of the business tools you use, and they also communicate with different operating systems.
Automatic updates. Google Artificial Intelligence helps you work with and analyse data. Users can find the files they need.
The power2Cloud team is ready to listen to your needs and recommend the best version for you:
G Suite Essentials includes Google Meet, Google Drive, Documents, Sheets and Presentations, as well as administrative controls.
G Suite Basic up to 30 GB of storage space and a Professional Suite with many productivity and collaboration applications: professional business email, shared calendars, online documents, video meetings and more.
G Suite Business unlimited storage space on the cloud (or 1 TB per user if less than 5 users), the applications included in the Basic version plus advanced features such as Vault that preserves, archives and eDiscovery data for email, chat and files, and audit reports to monitor user activity.
G Suite Enterprise, unlimited storage space on the cloud (or 1 TB per user if less than 5 users), the applications included in the Business version plus advanced features such as Cloud Identity Premium to manage users, devices and apps.
Most data in the world contains a location component. Create engaging location experiences and improve business operations with comprehensive real-time data.
Deliver a meaningful customer experience, optimise business operations and enable strategic decisions with Google Maps Platform!
What does Google Maps Platform include?
View the world on the world's best-known map. Offer your users the quality of Google Maps appreciated and loved in over 200 countries.
But it doesn't end there. You can bring the real world to your users with Street View and high-resolution satellite images. Or use maps as images or as interactive maps, making them more useful with markers, lines, colours, polygons and customisation.
Give users the best way to get from one point to another on the map. Route has up-to-date public transport, bicycle, car and pedestrian directions for 40 million miles of roads in 200 countries.
You can tackle complicated routes with information on distances between multiple locations, suggested routes and estimated current and future travel times. Determine the route a vehicle should take to choose the fastest routes, or assign work locations to workers based on real-time traffic conditions.
With Place you can help users discover the world using the details of over 100 million verified activity cards and points of interest. This also helps users find you through reviews.
Place provides details of place names, addresses, ratings, reviews, contact and weather information, automatically returning location suggestions as you type. Turning phone numbers, addresses or names into places and converting addresses into geographical coordinates or vice versa is really easy.
Another important aspect is scalability.
When you work with a solution that serves billions of users like Google Maps, you can guarantee flexibility and security for your work.
On Google's secure and future-proof infrastructure you can develop a prototype on a global scale without having to worry about space, reliability and performance.
What advantages does Google Maps Platform have?
Google Maps Platform has countless advantages. First of all, it offers fast and scalable performance thanks to Google's global infrastructure. So you can work without having to think about capacity, reliability or performance.
With over 99% global coverage, you can safely provide your users with the reliable location information they need, wherever they are.
Differentiate with rich, accurate, real-time data. Create extraordinary user experiences based on rich map, traffic, location and real-time image data.
The maps your customers know and love. Create the next generation of location experiences with the map used by over a billion users.
The power2Cloud team is ready to listen to your organisation's needs in order to find the most suitable solution.
Your next operating system, the most user-friendly browser and connected devices in the cloud.
Google Chrome Enterprise activates the enterprise capabilities of Chrome OS, Chrome browser and Chrome devices, freeing up IT to empower your employees in the cloud.
Chrome OS is a cloud-native, versatile and lightweight operating system, designed for security, simple to manage, providing fast access to the most important work apps, regardless of the device.
The Chrome browser provides a reliable and easy browsing experience on all devices and IT administrators with built-in security mechanisms, centralised management and enterprise-wide controls.
Choose from a wide range of Chromebooks, including touch devices and convertibles. Work devices designed to meet the needs of those who work in today's world, whether in the cloud, in the office or in public contact.
Bring the cloud into your everyday work with power2Cloud, Chrome OS, Chrome browser and Chrome devices. Always work securely from any device or location. Enhances speed, convenience, collaboration and fluidity of work. Use mainly cloud-connected applications for work.
83% of corporate workloads will be in the cloud by 2020. 77% of companies already have at least one application or part of their IT infrastructure in the cloud today.
It benefits from a truly cloud-native, modern and immediately available operating system: easy access to apps with the managed Google Play ecosystem; web apps via Chrome browser; Windows apps via leading VDI solutions; native Linux apps.
A smart way to work. Fast, seamless start-ups, work from anywhere, on any Chrome device, use AI to find information faster.
Turn employees and colleagues into cloud workers: power2Cloud and Google are your ideal partners. Increase collaboration with G Suite, Drive file integrations and easy access to G Suite applications. Edit and collaborate on Office files in Google Drive.
Choose versatile software and devices for your business. Designed to be secure from the design phase, multi-layered device security controls and mechanisms, isolated and managed apps. Regular and controlled updates; advanced business functionality, high-level security to keep your business data safe. Flexible access to resources regardless of use case, simplified management of Chrome devices and other critical infrastructure, employee downtime reduced by background updates.
Reduced hardware and licensing costs. The impact of Chrome OS and G Suite on your business is measurable:
30 minutes per week of reduced downtime per user, resulting in; increased productivity;
15% improvement in help desk efficiency;
€100 per user saved on technology products;
20% reduction in endpoint security incidents.
Remotely manage the Chrome browser
Use Chrome on your organisation's Windows, Mac and Linux computers. You'll have powerful IT tools and all the settings you want. You'll be able to apply management policies, install corporate applications and extensions, and manage other corporate features.
With Chrome you have a cloud-based administration dashboard to enforce security policies for all corporate users. Detailed reports reveal installed software and updates.
Use Windows group policies or on-premises configuration tools for Mac and Linux to manage all corporate devices. Google provides an MSI installer for Windows, as well as policy templates for the three different platforms.
Manage Chrome devices
Another important aspect is the management of Chrome devices.
Remotely control security and operational policies. On devices where the Chrome operating system is installed, it's even easier. Work smoothly with Chromebooks, real work computers, and Chromeboxes or Chromebits, designed specifically for digital signage or as kiosks for specific tasks.
From your cloud-based console you can apply policies, install apps and extensions, connect devices to your VPN and Wi-Fi networks, and manage other Chrome features - all in real time.
Choose and decide, with power2Cloud you can. Apply over 300 corporate policies to both Chrome browsers and devices:
Authorise or blacklist URLs of applications and sites
Apply privacy and security policies
Install and manage corporate applications and extensions
Manage automatic Chrome updates
Google for Education provides shareable devices and collaboration tools created for teachers and students. Find information on how to become a Google for Education partner and for existing partners, explore resources for sales, marketing, implementation, training and support.
Our goal is to design tools that meet the evolving needs of all those who use them. Families can understand what technology is being used and why, have immediate visibility into their child's progress, or communicate with teachers in a meaningful way.Students have new opportunities for personalised learning, without neglecting accessibility needs, and have devices in line with their preferences.
Teachers can free up time to better connect with students and engage with classes, in class or at home, and better collaborate with other teachers and stakeholders. Finally, IT administrators can enjoy the simplification and optimisation of deployments. With more control and better security, software and hardware can deliver the technology end users want and meet cost constraints.
Wherever learning takes place - at school, at home or a mix of the two - our portfolio of solutions is designed to enable students to achieve their learning goals wherever they are.
G Suite for Education productivity tools that stimulate learning everywhere (G Suite for Education Enterprise). G Suite for Education is a free suite of communication and collaboration tools that includes Gmail, Classroom, Documents, Drive and more.
Powerful yet so simple Chromebook devices. A powerful tool for educators: create, collect and grade assignments easily while sharing tips and interesting insights with your students instantly.
Google Classroom Class content that brings learning to life. They come in multiple forms, including classroom-ready tablets and clamshell or convertible devices. Meet the specific needs of your classroom with Chrome Education Upgrade to unlock the full functionality of Chrome OS.
Expand learning possibilities with advanced video tools.Start virtual classes with up to 250 participants or live streaming events with up to 100,000 participants on your domain.Record meetings, automatically save to Drive and share recordings.
Stimulates comparison thinking with. Uses unlimited essay originality reports to save time in assessment. Compare students' current and previous work to verify the authenticity of the work. Protect intellectual property and maintain the school's ownership of the work
Users are increasingly on the move, devices multiply and meanwhile data remains in the cloud.
Choosing the Google Cloud helps not only your processes, but also the security of your data. Thanks to Google Cloud you can reduce organisational costs, increase employee productivity, and eliminate complexity, because simple means safer!
Google Cloud secures your business with an Infrastructure built and managed to help prevent threats. It offers transparency with controls that meet the guidelines, regulations and objectives of each organisation. It also allows you to work with peace of mind without worrying about compliance to fulfil the proper management of customer data.
Please note that with Google Cloud, the data remains yours:
1. You own the data, not Google
2. Customer data are not passed on to third parties
3. Google Cloud does not use customer data for advertising
4. All your data is encrypted, at rest and in transit, by default
5. We protect ourselves against possible malicious internal access to your data
6. Google never gives 'backdoor' access to any government agency
7. Privacy practices are verified according to international standards
8. Transparent access ensures visibility and control over all access and decryption of data.
Your data is safer with Google Cloud:
The numbers speak for themselves: over 30 billion dollars invested in security between 2015 and 2017. But that's not all, 1,200 engineers specialised in control and security monitor the systems 24/7/365.
Security is really strict, because all data is encrypted three times: at the moment of uploading to Google's servers, at rest on the server and the moment a file is opened.
Files saved on Google's servers are unpacked into N° files and are then distributed on different servers in different countries. Of each packet of files, Google makes several copies that are saved on different servers.
Added to this is the fact that Google has the most powerful antispam and antivirus in the world and is GDPR compliant.
If you would like to know which Google Cloud services are best suited for your business or if you would like to talk to our team, request more information without obligation now.