Bare Metal Solution with James Harding and Gurmeet Goindi
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Mark and Brian Dorsey are together again this week as we learn all about Google’s Bare Metal Solution with our guests James Harding and Gurmeet “GG” Goindi. To start the show, GG introduces us to Bare Metal Solution, explaining that it allows client projects built on specialized, often outdated software to take advantage of the benefits of a cloud environment. Using Bare Metal Solution, clients can choose to migrate all or part of their projects for a fully customized experience.

We learn how Bare Metal Solution is able to support a partial or full native solution for clients and go through the steps to getting a project from completely on-prem to the cloud where latency is decreased, security is increased, and other cloud benefits can be leveraged. GG gives examples of situations where Bare Metal is a great option for clients, for instance an established company with an early 90s database that recently branched out into apps built in cloud native software. James outlines the benefits of Bare Metal Solution over other options, including real world examples of industries that have been able to modernize their offerings and adapt with the Bare Metal.

GG and James wrap up the show explaining why the open source aspect of Bare Metal is so important to the evolution and flexibility of the product, and we talk about the recent developments at Bare Metal.

James Harding

James Harding leads the Data Management Practice for North America, with responsibility for the go-to-market strategy for all products and services data mangement. He also oversees marketing campaigns and sales field enablement.

Gurmeet “GG” Goindi

Gurmeet Goindi (GG) is a product manager at Google, where he focuses on databases and attends meetings. Prior to joining Google, GG led product management for Exadata at Oracle, where he also worked on databases and attended meetings. GG has had various product management, management, and engineering roles for the last 20 years in Silicon Valley, but his favorite meetings have been at Google. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Cool things of the week
  • Google Cloud Next Week 7: Application Modernization site
  • Brian’s Cloud Next Presentation: Where Should I Run My Stuff? Choosing Compute Options site
  • Mark’s Cloud Next Presentation: What’s New in Google Cloud Cost Management site
  • Announcing the general availability of Google Cloud Game Servers blog
  • Bare Metal Solution site
  • Bare Metal Solution Next Presentation site
  • Bare Metal Solution on GitHub site
  • Oracle site
  • Oracle Rack Cabinets site
Stack Chat Segment of the Week

Max talks to Deloitte about how they built their system to help groups collect and respond to COVID-19 data on our Stack Chat Segment this week!

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