Source: Day 1 at Next ‘19: Hybrid cloud, full-stack serverless, open-source partnerships, and more from Google Cloud
The first day of Next ‘19 kicked off with a bang—from a visit by Google CEO Sundar Pichai and an in-depth keynote hosted by new Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian to hundreds of breakout sessions that gave attendees the tools and knowledge they need to be successful in the cloud.
Here are some highlights from day one:
We introduced Anthos—formerly Cloud Services Platform—to help customers by providing a unified programming model and monitoring/policy management framework across on-premises and multiple clouds, not just Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Cisco and VMware joined us on stage to talk about how we’re working together to make hybrid cloud a reality.
What we announced
From constrained runtime support to vendor lock-in, traditional serverless offerings often come with some significant challenges. As a result, developers often find themselves choosing between the ease and velocity of serverless or the flexibility and portability of containers. Today, we introduced Cloud Run, a new serverless compute platform for containerized apps with portability built-in, to give you the best of both worlds.
What we announced
Google Cloud is deeply committed to open source—and we know so many organizations would benefit from fully managed services that let you get the best of open-source innovation and operate those technologies at scale. To help, Thomas announced our strategic partnerships with leaders in the open source community to deliver the industry’s first comprehensive platform for fully managed open source-centric database and analytics services.
What we announced
We’re glad to bring our larger community together this week to make connections and learn from each other. We’ve heard some great stories today about how the cloud is helping change the way companies do business, whether they’re improving global patient care or reimagining bank branches as centers for community and education. Here are a few of our favorite quotes from day one:
“It’s not about the cloud working backward, it’s about the realities of the environment that all of our customers live in today. We need to build open ecosystems the people around us can embrace and extend.”—David Goeckeler, EVP and General Manager, Networking and Security, Cisco
“Retail in the midst of major transformation. As a retailer, we needed to innovate. We also needed to become more engineering focused. Google has that same DNA—an engineering focus driving innovation. That really blended us together in terms of this partnership.” —Ratnakar Lavu, CTO, Kohl’s
“Monetizing open source was always a very big challenge for open source vendors and more so in the cloud era. Google has taken a very different approach from other cloud vendors when it comes to open source, and I think this is great news for the open source community.” —Ofer Bengal, CEO, Redis Labs.
With the day one keynote done, we kicked off more than 500 breakout sessions, cloud talks, and hands-on labs on topics ranging from API management for serverless and multi-cloud and undoing human bias at scale with Kubeflow to a talk on inclusion with actress and equal rights advocate Laverne Cox. Keep an eye on our Google Cloud, GCP, and G Suite YouTube channels for the latest session uploads—we’ll be adding them as fast as we can.
Looking forward to a fantastic day two!