Google puts a gun to the head of IT middlemen – the ops teams

GCP Next If you work in IT operations, Google thinks your role is going the way of the gas station attendant: replaced by do-it-yourself, self-serving tools. “We want no ops and instead automated IT systems,” Google VP Diane Greene told the GCP Next 2016 developer event in San Francisco. “App Engine, BigQuery, our container engine, they just work and developers can be on their way to full ‘write and run’.” She cited the example of Snapchat, which went from no customers to 100 million pic snappers without the company hiring an operations team – the IT manager had a couple of helpers and everything else was automated, she said. This would be a compelling business case for enterprises to switch over to the Google Cloud Platform, Green opined. Google will…


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