Whether you’re moving to the cloud, automating processes or even moving to Google Workspace, moving to the cloud has become part of the current zeitgeist regarding digital transformation. With many success stories, it’s become obvious that the cloud offers users many benefits, including reduced IT spend and improved innovation. However, these processes are difficult and daunting to manage. This is where a Google Cloud partner comes in. In this post, we will explore what a Google Cloud partner is, why CloudSmiths should be your partner of choice, and what benefits you get from working with us.
What is a Google Cloud Partner?
The scale of Google’s business is so vast that attending to every customer in every region across the globe would be impossible. Thus, they form strategic partnerships with SaaS companies, like CloudSmiths, to handle this enormous task on their behalf.
As a long-standing Google Cloud partner, CloudSmiths has built up expertise and specialisations within the Cloud ecosystem that allow us to effectively plan and execute your digital transformation activities. Our more than ten years of experience means that we provide professional and expert-level services to every client regardless of size or industry.
What makes CloudSmiths your go-to partner?
We place a lot of effort into making sure that we can demonstrate our knowledge and skills to current and future clients. This comes in several forms–firstly, technical skills and certifications. Our team has eight Professional Cloud Architects, six Professional Data Engineers, two Professional Machine Learning Engineers and many other Google credentials.
Secondly, we have achieved 36 expertise related to our customer success stories found in the Google Cloud Partner Directory. Expertise demonstrates proficiency and customer success in a specific industry, solution, or product. These are:
- Advertising & Marketing
- Cloud Natives
- Financial Services
- Healthcare & Life Sciences, and
- Small & Medium Business
- Google Cloud Analytics
- Google Cloud Compute
- Google Cloud Databases
- Google Cloud Identity & Security
- Google Cloud ML & ML APIs
- Google Cloud Productivity
- Google Meet, and
- Microsoft Azure
- Cloud-Native Application Development
- Improve software delivery pipeline
- Modernise Legacy Applications
- New Business Channels using APIs
- Data archival
- MySQL/PostgreSQL migration
- Compliance Modernisation
- Data Protection & Privacy
- Visual intelligence
- Asset tracking
- Data integrations
- Data Lake Modernisation
- Data processing
- Data Warehouse Modernisation
- Enterprise BI solution
- Marketing science
- Predictive maintenance
- Remote monitoring
- Streaming Data Analytics
- Enterprise content management
- Productive Meeting Experiences, and
- Work Transformation
We also have two specialisations - Data Analytics and Infrastructure. Specialisations demonstrate that we have established a Google Cloud services practice and have proven customer success which a third-party assessor has vetted. Specialisations are the highest technical designations a Google Cloud partner can earn.
Enough about us; let's dive into what benefits you get from working with us.
Accurate assessment and audits of your business needs and solutions
When getting started, we have an initial consultation to assess your business needs and requirements to advise what solutions are necessary for your journey. No matter where you are in your digital transformation journey, we will get you to your destination effortlessly.
Forget the credit card–get invoiced
When dealing with Google Cloud directly, you need to link a credit card to facilitate payment. By choosing CloudSmiths, instead of a credit card, we can invoice you, which makes the payment process much easier for you.
We handle the migration of your data
Your IT department can rest easy! We take care of all of the hard work during a cloud migration so that you don’t have to. We will prepare and execute the migration from your old solution to the new one, whether it is on-prem to the cloud, switching cloud vendors, or migrating from Microsoft to Google Workspace, quickly, safely and securely. Importantly, your data is secure the entire time, and our engineers will not have access to any sensitive information.
Our front-line support team is ready to assist if anything goes sideways for whatever reason. We can solve any issue, no matter the size or complexity. In addition to support, we actively assess ways in which you can innovate by proactively identifying opportunities for you to improve your architecture and extract more value from your cloud tools. Let us handle the cloud while your team focuses on adding value for your customers, clients and staff.
Keep costs as low as possible
We will keep an eye on security, storage, memory usage and more to ensure that they stay online, secure and cost-effective. We will also conduct regular reviews of your usage and tools to identify opportunities for cost reduction.
In-depth change management
Changing over to a new system is more challenging than it sounds. That is why we will get your team to match the full potential of the new system with a change management system executed by our specialists.
Alongside change management, we can provide training for your team to ensure that they are as productive as possible. User workshops for Google services like Google Workspace are provided to ensure easy and seamless adoption organisation-wide.
Support your IT team
As a managed service provider, we take care of the day-to-day hassle of maintaining your cloud infrastructure while your IT team focuses on what really matters–delivering as much value as possible to your organisation.
Access to deep expertise and specialist knowledge
Perhaps the biggest benefit of working with CloudSmiths is our extremely talented and professional team. Working with us will not only help innovate and reduce costs but will also ensure that your infrastructure is modernised and kept up and running with no effort from you and your team.
Working with a Google Cloud partner comes with many benefits, some of which are discussed here. To find out more about how we can transform your business, contact us today.