On July 27, 2021, Alphabet published its financial results for Q2 2021, outlining its future growth plans after a strong financial showing for Q2 2021, generating $61.9 billion in revenue — a significant YoY increase of 62 percent. The majority of this revenue was generated by Google Search services, YouTube, and Google ads which totaled $57 billion. However, the biggest surprise of the report was Google Cloud.

Not only did the unit increase its YoY revenue by 54 percent, reaching an impressive $4.6 billion in 2021, it also managed to cut its losses from $1.4 billion Q2 of 2020 to…


  • SpaceX has signed a deal with Google Cloud to use the tech giant’s massive cloud infrastructure for its Starlink satellite internet project.
  • Although many details of the deal are confidential, including what the deal is worth, we do know that the partnership could up to last seven years.
  • SpaceX plans to use Google’s data centers and massive network of private fiber-optic cables to provide high-speed broadband internet around the world.
  • Starlink has already launched its Beta program in parts of the United Kingdom and is aiming for a global rollout in the latter half of the year.

A Major Victory for Google Cloud

Google’s cloud computing…


Managing the docker images and the associated containers can be a real headache. Today, startups and large companies alike deploy their applications as containers and they can end up having 20 to 100 different containers running simultaneously. This creates a real problem — developers can’t possibly have the time to update their container images manually.

The solution? Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Cloud Build. GKE is a service where you can build and manage an IT infrastructure on your own, create ‘clusters’ and deploy containers. Essentially, it is a powerful service tool that manages microservices. …


In a statement released in September last year, the Pentagon confirmed its decision to award the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft. The confirmation came after a long period of disputes, speculation, and uncertainty about the Pentagon’s decision on which mega cloud vendor to choose from, ultimately choosing Microsoft over Amazon — followed by a long legal battle with the latter.

Unfortunately for Microsoft, the company has lost the $10 billion cloud computing contract. …


Data without uses is often data without value and this is a more widespread problem than most imagine. Today every business has access to an immense pool of both internal and external data but most struggle with either visualizing it or translating it in an easy to read and easy to share the medium.

To overcome these challenges, businesses use Google Data Studio — a powerful, data-visualization cloud application that enables businesses to organize data from multiple sources into a single and easy-to-use platform. …


Despite cloud computing and development being one of the fastest-growing industries today, there is still a lot of ambiguity in terms of their actual function and capabilities. For instance, one of the most common misconceptions we see is that cloud engineering is just web development, on the cloud. However, this is not only a gross oversimplification of things but also the cause of other misunderstandings.

This also means that many companies will often hire an on-prem web development agency for cloud projects or continue working with their existing team of developers to migrate to the cloud. …


The saying, “don’t fix what isn’t broke” is thrown at a lot of things, including business models. But how exactly do you know when something is broken? For instance, when do you know that your legacy applications and on-premises IT infrastructure needs to be revamped?

Well, there are a few indicators of performance, morale, and overall productivity that can be used as a signal to know when it’s time to modernize. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of those indicators and what that they might mean for your business.

12 Common Signs and Indicators of an Ageing IT Infrastructure

The following signs and indicators are often seen…


Cloud has been slowly closing in on on-premises solutions and finally overtook the latter in 2020. The latest findings from the Synergy Research Group show that enterprise spending on cloud services saw explosive growth in 2020, resulting in a $40 billion increase — the biggest in 10 years. (Source)

In March 2021, US-based market intelligence Synergy Research Group published their most recent findings on enterprise spending on cloud and data centers. The report revealed that enterprises invested nearly $130 billion in cloud services globally — increasing last year’s total enterprise spending by 45% ($85 billion). …


Every year an increasing number of companies digitally transform their business, integrating the latest technologies into their existing business model to serve customers better. And while modernization is not only beneficial but vital to stay competitive, it also brings some new challenges to the table — including the challenge of finding technical talent.

Companies that adopt modern technologies also require the staff to manage those new systems as well. However, unlike the transformation itself, companies cannot hire a third-party to carry out the technical recruitment… or can they? In this article, we’ll take a comprehensive look at how companies can…


Global banking giant HSBC and Google Cloud have teamed up again. After working together last September (2020) to improve HSBC’s Hong Kong call center service and again this February to move their blockchain custody services to the cloud, they’ve joined ranks with KPMG’s Innovation Division to design and launch Operational Resilience and Risk Application (ORRA).

ORRA, a cloud-based search-enabled chatbot, digitizes HSBC’s outdated paper trail and call-based systems to help HSBC’s global policy experts answer internal regulatory questions.

In an interview with Insider, both HSBC’s Global Head of Innovation, Finance & Risk, Steve Suarez, and Head of Risk Transformation and…

Steve Sangapu

Steve is the founder/CTO at D3V Technology Solutions, a Dallas-based cloud engineering firm & Google Cloud partner.

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