GCP Cloud Foundations.

Get up and running with GCP

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Google Cloud Platform is a massive suite of powerful services. To fully reap its benefits, you need a team of experts to help you get up and running. That’s where HiView comes in.

Regular Infrastructure or Managed Services?

We recommend a Managed Services/Serverless approach in which Google provisions framework. This modernized approach is cheaper, easier, and saves time to keep the focus on customization and performance monitoring.

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Zero-Trust Security

BeyondCorp is Google’s implementation of the zero-trust security model. Initially an internal Google implementation, the approach combines findings from over a decade of experience at Google with proven best practices from the community. With customized network-level policies, read-to-deploy services such as firewalls, and more, implementing BeyondCorp is a simple yet highly effective way to strengthen security practices.

Scalability

One reason our customers love GCP is its unparalleled scalability. Unlike on-premise alternatives, GCP allows you to pay only for what you use– not any additional bandwidth or hardware. GCP’s vertical and horizontal scalability offers an elastic environment tailored to handle your workload.

Our team tailors the GCP environment setup to each customer’s needs. This means our approach will vary according to the needs of the project. For example, we will determine:

  • When to move which services to GCP
  • “Lift and shift” vs. Application Modernization method
  • What will be handled by Google going forward
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Setup and Billing

As part of the move to GCP, HiView engineers help to configure Cloud Identity and IAM roles for access levels, such as permissions for apps to access another resource via service accounts. This is a crucial step, as Google Cloud resources are organized hierarchically.

Without HiView, GCP billing can be confusing. The primary model, “pay-as-you-go,” requires important configurations such as setting usage limits.

We’ll help you:

  • Avoid surprises on your bill by creating Cloud Billing budgets to monitor all of your Google Cloud charges in one place
  • Track your actual Google Cloud spend against your planned spend
  • Use your budget to automate cost-control responses (i.e. email notifications).

 

Altogether, we remove the guesswork from GCP billing.

Learn about our GCP Cloud Foundations process in this video made by our team:

Performance Monitoring

Stop needing to check within services for alerts, CPU usage, storage capacity, bandwidth, and errors! We’ll help you configure email alerts to administrators and enable Google Cloud’s operations suite (formerly Stack Driver), maximizing visibility by combining all dashboards and alerts into one place.

Google Cloud’s operations suite works using Cloud Monitoring, which collects metrics, metadata, and events from Google Cloud, hosted uptime probes, and application instrumentation. Using the BindPlane service (included with your Google Cloud project at no additional cost), you can also collect this data from over 150 common application components, on-premise systems, and hybrid cloud systems. This will allow you to generate insights via dashboards, charts, and alerts. 

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The HiView Advantage

Work with HiView for GCP and enjoy:

  • Expert cost, security, and operations optimization for GCP
  • Professional review of your GCP architecture
  • Consolidated billing for all of your Google Cloud products and services
  • Ongoing environment management support services

 

We will meet you where you are in your cloud journey, whether it be consideration, planning, migration, implementation, optimization, or beyond. Through discovery of your current framework, design whiteboarding, financial assessments, workshops, and more, we’ll enable you to achieve lasting success on GCP.

To get started with building your GCP cloud foundation and determine the ideal monitoring plan for your project, contact us.