A step-by-step guide for backing data up

A Step-by-Step Guide to Lift and Shift Using HYCU

August 1, 2019

As with every Google event, the recent Google Cloud Summit in Chicago was phenomenal.

As with every Google event, the recent Google Cloud Summit in Chicago was nothing short of phenomenal. These gatherings consistently demonstrate Google's commitment to innovation and their ability to bring together some of the brightest minds in the tech industry.

Our team at HYCU had an incredible time at the summit, sharing insights on how our solutions can revolutionize the way you approach backup and recovery for your applications, data, databases, services, and virtual machines in Google Cloud. The enthusiasm and engagement from attendees were palpable, creating an electric atmosphere of learning and collaboration.

One of the highlights of the event was the opportunity to interact with numerous passionate technologists who came not only to learn but also to share their own groundbreaking ideas. These conversations often sparked new insights and potential collaborations, showcasing the power of bringing together diverse perspectives in the tech community.

And while our VP Cloud Solutions Tom Bausemer wrote a great recap on what he enjoyed about the Summit, and I wrote a post about a speaking session I had, I’ve been giving more thought to a few key takeaways, in addition to a few I shared prior.

  1. Migrating workloads to the cloud is a Google priority. Whether that is for backup, disaster recovery, or production in the cloud, Google wants to help you leverage their platform to solve your technology challenges. Google is placing a significant emphasis on facilitating the migration of workloads to the cloud. This focus extends beyond just production environments to include backup and disaster recovery solutions. Google's commitment to helping businesses leverage their platform for various technology challenges was evident throughout the summit.
  2. Analytics and Machine learning (ML) are everywhere. Once you have your data in Google Cloud Platform, you can leverage their APIs to run analytics and ML on everything. During the summit, we saw demonstrations of how businesses are using these capabilities to gain deeper insights, automate processes, and create more personalized user experiences. From predictive maintenance in manufacturing to customer behavior analysis in retail, the applications of GCP's analytics and ML offerings are truly transformative.
  3. Kubernetes is powerful and scalable, but transitioning legacy apps to the Kubernetes paradigm can be daunting. Google presented several case studies and best practices for containerization and orchestration, acknowledging the complexities involved while also showcasing tools and services designed to ease this transition. They emphasized the long-term benefits of adopting Kubernetes, including improved resource utilization, easier scaling, and more robust application management.
  4. SAP HANA on GCP is Google’s secret weapon. With high-memory instances now available in the double-digit terabytes, migrating SAP workloads to GCP has become more feasible and attractive than ever before. Google highlighted the performance benefits, cost savings, and increased flexibility that comes with running SAP HANA on their cloud platform. They also showcased tools and services specifically designed to simplify the migration and management of SAP environments in GCP.
  5. Serverless is the future for application development. With CloudSQL, Big Query, and all the other serverless solutions, GCP is positioned to be the easiest platform for app development. Presenters demonstrated how serverless architectures can significantly reduce operational overhead, improve scalability, and allow developers to focus more on writing code rather than managing infrastructure. Real-world examples of serverless applications built on GCP showcased the potential for rapid development and deployment of complex, scalable systems.

With all these new reasons to get data and applications on GCP you have to think about how you’ll get the data there and how you’ll protect it. With that in mind, we created a simple, step-by-step guide to help. You can find the guide, “HYCU Lift and Shift Backup and Disaster Recovery Scenario for Google Cloud”.

This guide offers detailed insights into:

  • Assessing your current environment and planning your migration
  • Selecting the appropriate GCP services for your workloads
  • Implementing robust backup and recovery strategies
  • Ensuring data security and compliance in the cloud
  • Optimizing your GCP environment for performance and cost-efficiency

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the guide and how it aligns with your cloud migration and data protection needs.

If you’re interested in learning more on how we’re helping Google partners and users with their backup and recovery needs for GCP, drop us a line at google@hycu.com. We also offer a free 14-day trial available directly from the GCP Marketplace.

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SVP of Product

Subbiah Sundaram is the SVP, Product at HYCU. Subbiah spearheads product management, product marketing, alliances, sales engineering, and customer success with more than 20 years' experience delivering best-in-class multi-cloud data protection and on-premises solutions. A Kellogg Management School MBA graduate, Subbiah has worked with leading companies such as EMC, NetApp, Veritas, BMC, CA, and DataGravity.

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