What is Google Cloud Platform and what is it for?

Google Cloud Platform

Having a company that performs its functions excellently is a non-stop task. In this regard, a platform has been created that will allow you to manage various business processes efficiently, I am talking about Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

This tool is useful for a diversity of professionals, including IT professionals, enterprises and even developers. It has nothing but 90 products (technology services) that make it possible to have strategic advantages over competitors, gain more flexibility, and of course work in an efficient and flawless way.

Don’t believe me? In this article, I’ll tell you about Google Cloud Platform, how it works, and why you should use it.

Google Cloud Platform

How Google Cloud Platform works

Before we tell you about how Google Cloud Platform and its algorithm work, it is important that we clarify what Google Cloud is. Simply put it is an infrastructure suite that hosts the services that Google uses internally. In reality, it brings together in the cloud the tools that Google made available separately.

There is a wide range of services that are very useful for any management. Now if we can move on to the next point: how does GCP work? Its operation is simple, thanks to the hosting of information in the cloud, you can access and even manage any tool you need without any inconvenience.

When you need any service you must hit “create project”. If you are the owner of the project you will have full control over who will have access to the service, and even restrict some team to a certain point or level of the project in question. Its interface is clean, and lightweight, it really is a platform that gives you great flexibility.

What services does Google Cloud Platform offer?

The Google Cloud services or tools will allow you to perform testing, design, among others. According to the type of service, it can be divided into three groups which are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and finally, Software as a Service (SaaS). These are subdivided into the following categories.


These services are designed to provide options related to cloud computing, presiding over physical equipment (hardware). With it you will be able to start up applications.

In this sense, you have App engine, Compute engine and Kubernetes engine. These three make it possible for you, to run the Apps, give power to the java virtual machine (cloud) and create an efficient hybrid operating system.

So, thanks to this service you can concentrate on application logic and not on resource management. It is self-scalable (it will depend on the consumed resources). It supports java, Go, PHP, etc.


This service makes it possible for you to manage the network operation. You will make the relevant virtual machine connections. (Joining or isolating them) Configure the network by providing information on IP ranges, VPN, Cloud Router, etc.

Big Data

Here you can get a variety of applications that will allow you to consult and process on Big Data web hosting, which brings you a space suitable to your scale of work.

With this you will be able to get answers quickly. A remarkable feature is that the way of viewing the information or data is unrestricted, efficient and of course very fast.


It is a set of services which are properly stored in the cloud. The tools are properly archived which provides MySQL, NoSQL data storage.

It has a large storage capacity available, exceeding any capacity you could store on a local hard disk.

Machine learning

Machine learning is synonymous with learning, in which artificial intelligence is an achievement. Here techniques are developed with patterns that a computer can learn and copy. It is a scalable service, which provides predictive, automatic training, allowing us to understand the information extracted.

It is important to note that, Google has its own Machine learning, which uses Machine Learning principles. This service supports these APIs and libraries: TensorFlow, Vision API, Speech API, Natural Language API, Translate API.

Certifications on Google Cloud Platform

There are some certifications that will indicate that you are knowledgeable or expert of the tool. Depending on your level of knowledge you will be able to get any of the following types of Google Cloud Platform certifications:

Partner certifications

This first certification is intended as the initial step. Devised for those who have little knowledge of the cloud. With this certification you will be able to reach a good level of knowledge of the pillars of Gcloud.

Professional certificate

This certification is awarded to those who have extensive knowledge in the area of informatics and programming. With this certification you will be able to boast of being an expert in Google Cloud Platform.

You will be able to specialize in cloud architecture, network engineering, among other educational materials that only those with prior programming knowledge will understand.

G suite certificate

This certificate is for G suite specialization. Ideal for those users who use it extensively. You will be provided with broader knowledge with everything related to Google’s suite.

Where can you get help with GCP

With everything I have told you in this post, there is no doubt that this platform is complete and is a great ally to manage companies. Well, now GCP is available in Alfresco. Who do we owe this achievement to? To Incentro, a consulting firm based in Spain.

Alfresco is a software that automates some processes. Incentro is the first company to have created GCP for Alfresco. Previously the data was stored locally (hybrid). However, Incentro, who has a Google Cloud Platform certification made it Cloud Native. Bringing you portability, performance, isolation, scalability, among other benefits.

Incentro is partner of Google Cloud Platform. It is an IT service provider that offers you help in optimizing your management. It has an extensive quality standard, recognized by Great Place to Work, for several years in a row.

Advantages of using Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform offers you a variety of benefits and advantages, no matter if you are an SMB or a multinational enterprise.

  • Services are scalable. This means that whether you are SMB (small cloud storage) or a large enterprise that merits a global database, you can use GCP. You can scale your resources and capabilities as you need them.
  • Total security. The idea of storing information in the cloud may seem risky. But, GCP’s cloud platform is subject to legal data protection regulations. It has a very high security model that fights any malicious software.

Also, this platform is linked to Google, its networks are private, so it is totally trustworthy.

  • State-of-the-art technology. You don’t need to have external tools that allow you to be innovative, Google gives you with this platform the infrastructure for you to manage the services. You will take the lead in innovative areas such as: artificial intelligence, big data, etc.
  • Higher productivity. With G suite you will be able to achieve a higher level of collaboration with all members of the company. It provides you with Apps such as Meet, Gmail, among others. Better level of communication and breadth of use Apps means better productivity.

How much does it cost to use Google Cloud Platform

This platform is amazing. It allows you to modernize and scale bit by bit, but to make things easier it gives you a free time-lapse, so you can get started right now. It also offers you discounts for continued use.

However, if you want to get some more specialized tools you will have to make some payments. There is a price list of some GCP products (services). They are affordable and also represent an advantage in their use. The prices are expressed in USD.

On their official page you can see prices for specific services, as well as the currencies they support for billing or product payments. You can start with a budget of 300 USD in totally free credit.

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