Addressing Persistent Issues and Legacy Workloads: Insights from Forrest Brazeal and Richard Seroter

Day two of Google Cloud Next 2023 kicked off with a developer-focused keynote featuring Forrest Brazeal, Head of Developer Media at Google Cloud, and Richard Seroter, Director of Outbound Strategy and Enablement at Google Cloud. Both speakers delved into the complex challenges Google has faced, particularly when it comes to handling legacy workloads. They emphasized that identifying and resolving surprising edge cases in these workloads is a crucial part of Google's ongoing innovation strategy.

In a nod to the organization's culture, they acknowledged the 'legacy' created by Google engineers themselves—characterized by constant innovation and problem-solving. Introducing the Google Innovators Champions program, they outlined how users can leverage Google Cloud’s diverse feature set to maximize productivity and efficiency.

Spotlight on Google Cloud Champions and User-Centric Solutions

Forrest extended the discussion by inviting Google Cloud Champions onto the stage. These champions shared real-world examples and testimonials of how Google Cloud has been instrumental in scaling their products, platforms, and bolstering security.

Alice Keeler on the Synergy Between Google Workspace and Generative AI

Forrest also welcomed Alice Keeler, a Champion Innovator, to shed light on her experience with Google Workspace. Alice presented a compelling case for how she has automated nearly every aspect of her work, specifically citing Google Spreadsheets. She lauded Generative AI's capability to expedite calculations, making tasks faster and easier than ever before.

Alice and Forrest then gave a live demo, creating an incident app using Duet AI. This showcased how Duet AI can seamlessly integrate into Google Workspace, adding another layer of efficiency and capability.

Scaling Workloads and Secure Deployments: Insights from Lukas Karlsson and Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter took the stage again, this time with Lukas Karlsson, to focus on the technicalities of handling dynamic workloads. They demonstrated a dynamic web architecture featuring microservices and discussed how Google's advanced tooling can guide deployments and enable auto-scaling environments.

Security was another focal point, with the duo detailing Google’s Binary Authorization and Attestor capabilities. These features help teams set up secure, verifiable deployments, ensuring that only authorized code runs in the specified environment.

The Power of AI: Miles Ward on Data Operations and Usability

In the final segment, Richard invited Miles Ward to discuss the role of AI in enhancing data operations. Miles highlighted how Google AI enables the management and interpretation of thousands of datasets. He specifically pointed out the features of Data Jump Work, a new tool that can measure, track, and analyze incidents, audio files, and object tables in Big Lake, bringing new dimensions to data usability and insights.

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