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Google Cloud Adds Service Directory to Simplify Service Management and Operations

To simplify service management and operations in Cloud and On-premise environment, Google Cloud has announced Service Directory.

Enterprise IT has evolved significantly in the last 2 years. Today, a large number of enterprises rely on a combination of IT frameworks. These are heterogeneous services across Cloud and On-premises environments. Despite their obvious differences, both Cloud and On-premise infrastructures seem to be converging at some point in the future.

Vendor’s server hosts the Cloud-based software, which can be accessed through a web browser. On the other hand, On-premise software operates locally, hosted on the company’s own computers and servers.

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To simplify service management and operations in the Cloud and On-premise environment, Google Cloud has announced the new tool: Service Directory.

Today, Google Cloud caters to a wide variety of customers who leverage multiple services such as Cloud Storage alongside third-party partner services. These third-party services could be provided by Snowflake, Amazon Apache, RedShift, BigQuery, SAP, MongoDB, and Redis, as well as their own company-owned applications. Google Cloud’s Service Directory seamlessly secures connections to these multi-cloud services, enabling IT teams to effectively manage siloed resources that need to scale up and down to meet the modern agility standards.

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What is a Service Directory?

Service Directory is a platform for discovering, publishing, and connecting services, regardless of the IT environment. The latest tool provides seamless integration with Cloud DNS. In addition, Service Directory zones also allow services to be made available on Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Source: Google Cloud Platform
Source: Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud customers can access real-time information about all available services at a single place. It means that customers can simplify their Service Operations, perform service inventory management at scale, whether and manage all the service endpoints with ease.

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Why Service Directory for Modern Enterprise IT Management?

Big enterprises can benefit from the Service Directory, especially if they are looking to simplify their inventory and IT management.

Service Directory provides the following benefits to the GCP users –

  • Unified visibility for all services across Cloud and On-premise environment.
  • Simplified management and operations to enhance the effectiveness of the DevOps team.
  • Seamlessly manage operations in Compute Engine VMs, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), as well as external services running on-prem and third-party clouds.
  • Register different types of services and resolve them securely over HTTP and gRPC.
  • Automatically update DNS records as services change.
  • Security and Access Control to assign Service Directory roles to teams, service accounts, and organizations.

In the fast-paced digital world, GCP’s Service Directory is expected to empower IT leaders with a very powerful Service-focused data management command center to replace point solutions. We will look for a Voice of Customer story from GCP to understand how effective this Service Directory proves, in supporting IT goals.

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