How reliable is Google Cloud?

Nothing is 100% reliable. When designing application architecture, you have to assume there will be failures. Historically, this has meant deploying across racks, rooms and data centres to ensure that local switch, power and geographic incidents do not affect your entire infrastructure. When deploying on the cloud, this translates to deploying across zones and regions. … Continue reading How reliable is Google Cloud?

Why is Google in the cloud business?

It’s become accepted that there are 3 main cloud providers: Amazon, Microsoft and Google. From those, it’s further accepted that Amazon are the leader, by an order of magnitude. It’s also commonly thought that cloud infrastructure is a low margin business and this one reason is why Amazon is doing so well. Ecommerce is notorious for … Continue reading Why is Google in the cloud business?