October 5, 2022

GCP DevOps - Cost vs Benefits

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a combination of multiple online services that all run on the same hardware / software. At its core GCP is employed to build software applications, host them, and aid in their release. Perhaps the biggest single advantage of GCP is the very fact that it carries the Google name, which means you benefit from Google’s near limitless resources and industry prowess.


If you work in IT management you will have almost certainly heard all about GCP DevOps and what it has to offer in terms of transforming workflow, but it can be difficult to determine exactly how cost-effective it is for a specific business, given how differently teams can be structured and to what extent DevOps has already been integrated.


Here we offer a concise overview of GCP DevOps in an attempt to weigh-up the potential gains, vs the up-front financial outlay.


The Gains


With analytics tools, machine learning, and powerful processing capabilities GCP DevOps has a great deal to offer.

Tangible benefits include:


● Enhanced productivity
● Reduction in lead times
● More robust security features
● Extracting more from your resources


The Costs


The cost of GCP DevOps consultation and integration will inevitably scale-up depending on the size of your business, the structure of your operational teams, plus the complexity of your current hardware / software setup. The first course of action is to speak to a reputable DevOps expert and devise a budget up-front. From here you can establish the level and nature of consultation you wish to receive, along with allocating resources for when any practical upgrades are ready to be introduced.


From experience, any initial outlay for consultancy work can be quite quickly recouped. Remember that the gains you are trying to achieve may take some time to filter through after any changes have been made, but when they do, they can quickly cascade to form a virtuous circle.


Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a collection of services that organisations can use to build, host, and deliver applications. The best part is that GCP runs in Google’s data centres, so you can take advantage of Google’s global network and vast experience with serving applications to billions of people around the world.

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