journey toward readiness
Sounds a bit like a religious teaching. But depending on the t&c's , could be a very useful service. With the state of IT only a fool thinks they have all the bases coverd.
Google Cloud has turned the company’s famed site reliability engineering methodology into a consulting service. Offered only to customers of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the new “Mission Critical Services (MCS) for GCP” is “built on the same methodologies we use in support of our own Google Cloud infrastructure, including …
..... Still Remains Something of an Elusive Enigmatic Resource for Googling though? :-)
Now, if that was/is in any way good and reliable, and not totally reliant upon and also vulnerable to Google knowing better than you exactly what your business and services are all about, which surely it must be pimping/pumping and dumping with such a GCPMCS facility [Google Cloud Platform Mission Critical Services], one imagines the US Department of Defence and DARPA would be beating a clear path to their door and granting them the likes of a $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) contract ......... :-) which for all we are likely to know, they may already have done or are currently deciding on probably doing to provide such a novelty as much help as it needs to succeed.
Such would certainly be right up DARPA's street and fully consistent with their raison d'être.
Google dropped out of the JEDI contract bidding so I doubt it's tied to that. .... HildyJ
Yeah, that is the abiding debilitating problem that the military minded fail to consider and thus are yet to conquer and vanquish, and which private novel enterprise finds neither attractive nor helpful in future relations, no matter how many billions are always available for supply of their needs ..... the fact that their contracts expect and reflect on one to do their bidding, which given their business is invariably always deadly destructive and eventually very quickly also self-destructive as realisations dawn on the true nature of their operations and who they really be for and why they be deemed vitally necessary against an increasing array of newly entered into the fray targets recently classified as erstwhile phantom physical enemies, is not a great place to be.
As for .... "My take is that it's a differentiator that Googs is investing in to try to catch up with AWS and Azure." ....... one imagines that given the eponymous business that Google is already long ago JEDI type master in, they would be more that likely to be racing way out ahead and leaving the likes of an AWS and Azure eating their shorts and trailing way behind them floundering and foundering in their wake, with something brand spanking new to excite and rejuvenate bankrupt and jaded market places and virtual spaces. It is not as if they don't really know what every wants and is looking for, .... nor that they aren't able to deliver it in next to no time at all too, is it?
And with particular specific and certainly quite peculiar regard to ..... something brand spanking new to excite and rejuvenate bankrupt and jaded market places and virtual spaces. ...... here's some very recent news of PM Boris Johnson clearly enough doing his wannabe Winston Churchill thing with it being imagined he's into leading UKGBNI forces and sources on a novel crusade that delivers future peace and prosperity rather than national austerity and global conflict ..... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cyber-warfare-uk-boris-johnson-integrated-review-b1816892.html
It's definitely one of those boldly going Starship Enterprise moves although not at all without its many pitfalls and disasters to negotiate and avoid at all costs in order to survive and conquer adversity and adversaries on one's merry ways.
If he and government commissioned cyber troupers* are not almightily skilled in the arts of the virtual field in which they would be dabbling there, they are prone to lose more than their shirts and the entire contents of national vaults to those who are.
And yes, that is a timely dire warning it would be foolish in extremis to stupidly dismiss and not pay heed to.
:-) * ...... I thought Dominic Cummings had that base covered already well covered. He certainly talked the talk surely correctly calling for Super-talented weirdos, an unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds and misfits with odd skills ...... https://dominiccummings.com/2020/01/02/two-hands-are-a-lot-were-hiring-data-scientists-project-managers-policy-experts-assorted-weirdos/ .... before he took the perp walk out of the public sector and into the extremely lucrative private and pirate networking spaces with all of their invitingly shady places to linger and lounge within.
heh not surprised, talk about weirdos -- should they perform a thorough check-up in case if anyone has had been forgotten offboard?
ah. looks like one has. even a stray cat has its own nice bit of a mainly free-of-charge residence somewhere in a warm, cosy basement, but not a human. alas (-;
Universe, thank you for the coming Spring. you are the one who cares...
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