Google Cloud today announced the public launch of its , a platform that uses AI to help manage the sprawling networks companies must wrangle as they move more of their critical operations online.
As cloud computing evolves, companies increasingly have several cloud services, and in some cases hybrid ones that blend premise-based services with virtual ones. While promising efficiencies and enabling new services for customers, this tangle also creates massive headaches for IT managers.
According to Shailesh Shukla, vice president of product management for Google Cloud Platform Networking, the tools to oversee this patchwork have lagged behind, leaving the networks vulnerable to simplistic errors such as misconfigurations that can take the whole system down.
“Adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud is absolutely critical for organizations to