Platform

Cut costs and eliminate risk with Google Cloud Platform

With leading security, networking, and price-performance, Google Cloud Platform offers school districts a more secure and cost effective alternative to hosting apps and data in-house on district owned servers. From Windows virtual machines to Microsoft SQL Server powering mission-critical applications, Windows has a first-class foundation on Google Cloud Platform. When you are ready to reduce IT costs and eliminate the risks associated with storing student data in-house, we'll be here to help you migrate your apps and data to the Google Cloud Platform. We will send you an appliance that connects to your network and replicates your apps and data on GCP.

Benefits of GCP

First Class Windows Cloud

Shifting your Windows applications and databases to GPC is easy--as Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server instances are available preinstalled on Google Compute Engine VMs--including full licensing and support for your school district. A wide range of supported versions ensures continuity for your existing workloads, with licensing handled on your behalf and options to bring your existing licenses to Google Cloud Platform.

Google-Grade Infrastructure for Windows

Google Cloud Platform enables you to exit non-differentiating, capital intensive activities like hardware procurement and maintenance. Retire hardware, improve server utilization, and avoid lock-in by paying as you go for Microsoft software. Your applications run on Google's own infrastructure, protected by world class security relied on by Google’s own applications and services.

Scale Up, Scale Fast

Compute Engine’s blazing VMs scale seamlessly to workloads of any size, anywhere around the world. Spin up new Windows Server instances that boot quickly. SQL Server can tap Persistent Disk to deliver 20,000 IOPS on 16-core machines and up to 25,000 IOPS on 32-core machines at no additional cost.

Cloud Economics

Microsoft Windows Server, IIS, and SQL Server run atop Compute Engine VMs, enterprise-grade infrastructure that leads the industry. Custom Machine Types give your admins full flexibility to tailor CPU and memory specs unmatched by any other cloud. Sustained-use discounts combine with pay-as-you-go billing, driving total cost significantly below procuring and managing hardware yourself.


Hybrid Cloud Ready

Your enterprise applications run atop Google’s global fiber network with over 100 points of presence across exchanges and interconnection facilities around the world. This gives your users ultra low latency for mission-critical enterprise applications wherever they reside geographically. Using Cloud Virtual Network and Cloud Interconnect, you can treat GCP as a seamless extension of your existing on-prem network and data center. Hybrid cloud allows you to run workloads flexibly where it makes sense, protecting your existing investment.

Native .NET

Build and deploy Windows and .NET applications on Google Cloud Platform directly from familiar enterprise tools like Visual Studio and PowerShell. Integrate Google’s vast services APIs with native .NET libraries available to your teams in open source. First class .NET on GCP means your development teams can build, test, and deploy Windows applications to the cloud with unparalleled agility.

COMPUTE

From app platform to containers to VMs, cloud compute can be tailored to your needs

Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Google's innovative data centers and worldwide fiber network.

App Engine

Google App Engine is a fully managed platform that completely abstracts away infrastructure so you focus only on code.

Container Engine

Google Container Engine is a managed environment for deploying containerized applications.

Cloud Functions

A serverless environment to build and connect cloud services

STORAGE & DATABASES

Storage for all your data needs

Cloud Storage

Best in class performance, reliability, and pricing for all your storage needs.

Cloud SQL

Cloud SQL is a managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your databases

Cloud Bigtable

A high performance NoSQL database service for large analytical and operational workloads

Cloud Spanner

The first horizontally scalable, strongly consistent, relational database service

Cloud Datastore

Cloud Datastore is a highly-scalable NoSQL database for your web and mobile applications

Persistent Disk

Reliable, high-performance block storage for virtual machine instances

NETWORKING

A global fiber network, connecting you to the world

Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Managed networking functionality for your Cloud Platform resources

Google Cloud Load Balancing

High performance, scalable load balancing on Google Cloud Platform

Cloud CDN

Low-latency, low-cost content delivery using Google's global network

Cloud Interconnect

Options to connect your infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Cloud DNS

Reliable, resilient, low-latency DNS serving from Google’s worldwide network

BIG DATA

An integrated, serverless Big Data platform for data-driven applications

BigQuery

A fast, economical and fully-managed enterprise data warehouse for large-scale data analytics

Cloud Dataflow

Simplified stream and batch data processing, with equal reliability and expressiveness

Cloud Dataproc

A faster, easier, more cost-effective way to run Spark and Hadoop

Cloud Datalab

An easy to use interactive tool for data exploration, analysis, visualization and machine learning

Cloud Dataprep (BETA)

An intelligent cloud data service to visually explore, clean, and prepare data for analysis

Cloud Pub/Sub

Ingest event streams from anywhere, at any scale, for simple, reliable, real-time stream analytics

Genomics

Power your science with Google Genomics

Google Data Studio (BETA)

Tell great data stories to support better decisions

MACHINE LEARNING

Fast, large scale and easy to use AI services

Cloud Machine Learning Engine

Machine Learning on any data, of any size

Cloud Job Discovery (PRIVATE BETA)

Power your job site with machine learning

Cloud Natural Language API

Derive insights from unstructured text using Google machine learning

Cloud Speech API

Speech to text conversion powered by machine learning

Cloud Translation API

Dynamically translate between thousands of available language pairs

Cloud Vision API

Derive insight from images with our powerful Cloud Vision API

Cloud Video Intelligence (BETA)

Search and discover your media content with powerful Cloud Video Intelligence API

Identity & Security

Leverage Google's world-class security capabilities to protect and secure your school district

Cloud IAM (Identity & Access Management)

Fine-grained access control and visibility for centrally managing cloud resources

Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy

Use identity to guard access for applications deployed on GCP

Data Loss Prevention API (BETA)

Automatically discover and redact sensitive data everywhere

Security Key Enforcement

Enforce the use of security keys to help deter phishing

Cloud Key Management Service

Manage encryption keys on Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Resource Manager

Hierarchically manage resources by project, folder, and organization

Cloud Security Scanner

Automatically scan your App Engine apps for common vulnerabilities