I’m looking forward these 8 sessions at Google Cloud Next ’20 OnAir (Week 7)

It’s here. After six weeks of OTHER topics, we’re up to week seven of Google Cloud Next OnAir, which is all about my area: app modernization. The “app modernization” bucket in Google Cloud covers lots of cool stuff including Cloud Code, Cloud Build, Cloud Run, GKE, Anthos, Cloud Operations, and more. It basically addresses the end-to-end pipeline of modern apps. I recently sketched it out like this:

I think this the biggest week of Next, with over fifty breakout sessions. I like that most of the breakouts so far have been ~20 minutes, meaning you can log in, set playback speed to 1.5x, and chomp through lots of topic quickly. 

Here are eight of the sessions I’m looking forward to most:

  1. Ship Faster, Spend Less By Going Multi-Cloud with Anthos. This is the “keynote” for the week. We’re calling out a few product announcements, highlighting some new customers, and saying keynote-y things. You’ll like it.
  2. GKE Turns 5: What’s New? All Kubernetes aren’t the same. GKE stands apart, and the team continues solving customer problems in new ways. This should be a great look back, and look ahead.
  3. Cloud Run: What’s New? To me, Cloud Run has the best characteristics of PaaS, combined with the the event-driven, scale-to-zero of serverless functions. This is the best place I know of to run custom-built apps in the Google Cloud (or anywhere, with Anthos).
  4. Modernize Legacy Java Apps Using Anthos. Whoever figures out how to unlock value from existing (Java) apps faster, wins. Here’s what Google Cloud is doing to help customers improve their Java apps and run them on a great host.
  5. Running Anthos on Bare Metal and at the Edge with Major League Baseball (MLB). Baseball’s back, my Slam Diego Padres are fun again, and Anthos is part of the action. Good story here.
  6. Getting Started with AnthosAnthos Deep Dive: Part OneAnthos Deep Dive: Part Two. Am I cheating by making three sessions into one entry? Fine, you caught me. But this three part trilogy is a great way to grok Anthos and understand its value.
  7. Develop for Cloud Run in the IDE with Cloud Code. Cloud Code extends your IDE to support Google Cloud, and Cloud Run is great. Combine the two, and you’ve got some good stuff.
  8. Event-Driven Microservices with Cloud Run. You’re going to enjoy this one, and seeing what’s now possible.

I’m looking forward to this week. We’re sharing lots of fun progress, and demonstrating some fresh perspectives on what app modernization should look like. Enjoy watching!

Author: Richard Seroter

Richard Seroter is Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also an instructor at Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, a frequent public speaker, the author of multiple books on software design and development, and a former 12-time Microsoft MVP for cloud. As Director of Outbound Product Management at Google Cloud, Richard leads a team focused on products and customer success for app modernization (e.g. Anthos). Richard maintains a regularly updated blog on topics of architecture and solution design and can be found on Twitter as @rseroter.

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