Take your Google Cloud
to the next level
Targeted restructuring of your applications will allow you to take full advantage of your new IT environment. Our Google Cloud experts and software developers will introduce you to tools such as Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine and App Engine and develop cloud-native applications for you. Wabion also offers exclusive expertise when it comes to the new hybrid and multi-cloud platform Anthos.
Less maintenance and more development thanks to restructuring & modernisation
Google Cloud offers a versatile toolbox to make your applications ‘cloud-ready’, allowing you to harness the full power of cloud computing for your business. Depending on your particular business model, cloud strategy and other factors, we recommend a serverless ‘platform as a service’ or a ‘containerisation as a service’ model. With Wabion, you will find the approach that is right for you and benefit from our in-depth expertise when it comes to modernising applications.
What is the benefit of ‘cloud-ready’ applications?
Application containerization with
Google Kubernetes Engine
As one of the first Google Cloud products, App Engine (‘platform as a service’) set a new standard for modern, agile development of applications such as, for example, Spotify. Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine (‘container as a service’) is the next such milestone. Kubernetes is an open-source system for container orchestration developed by Google. Containers hold independent microservices which together make up the application. Compared to monolithic applications, containerized applications have several advantages:
- Faster market launch: Containerized applications are easier to develop and deploy
- Maintenance and testing are rendered more targeted and efficient thanks to microservices
- Different development teams can concentrate on specific tasks
- Business model adjustments can be mapped more easily
Google Anthos — the platform against
With Anthos, Google is taking the next step when it comes to developing and running containerised applications. As an extension of Google Kubernetes Engine, the hybrid and multi-cloud platform allows for containerised applications to run both on-prem as well as in the cloud. Application backends with sensitive data can remain in the existing data centre, while the advantages of the cloud can be fully taken advantage of in the frontend.
As a participant in the Anthos Acceleration Programme, Wabion has supported a variety of clients in the implementation of Anthos, building on our extensive experience with Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine.
Cloud-native Application Development
Next to Compute Engine (IaaS), Kubernetes Engine (CaaS) and App Engine (PaaS), Google Cloud offers additional serverless computing options as cloud managed services. With Firebase, Cloud Functions and other GCP products, you can focus solely on development work (‘NoOps’) — Google Cloud handles the rest.
At Wabion, our software developers have successfully developed applications that offer increased flexibility, unlimited automated scaling and lower costs for both larger and smaller firms.
Cloud-native applications and those developed in Google Cloud directly employ not only the same infrastructure but also the same security and data protection standards that Google also uses for its own products such as Google Search, YouTube, etc.
Many companies’ IT landscapes are made up of a variety of different systems. Whereas modern cloud-native applications may dominate in certain areas, legacy systems can often be found in local data centres.
API management — the management of interfaces between applications — offers a proven solution when it comes to bundling the communication between and the documentation and monitoring of different IT sections under one roof.
We are currently assisting large multinational companies, whose IT environments combine countless systems in very heterogeneous subsidiaries, in the implementation of new API managements. In doing so, we are drawing from lessons learned from successfully completing API management projects and dealing with Apigee, Google Cloud’s API management platform.