Recently recognized as Google Cloud Platform partners, Achieve are adding additional services, products, and capabilities in light of this new partnership. We sat down with our CTO, Nick Falcone, to go over some specifics on this partnership and what it means for Achieve and our capabilities moving forward.
When did we decide becoming a GCP partner was a necessity for Achieve moving forward?
With Achieve being Apigee System Integrations Partner for the past 3 years and Google acquiring Apigee, we realized it was only a matter of time before Apigee would rolled up into the larger GCP Partner Program and ecosystem.
Are we recognized as an authorized or premier partner, and what does that mean for Achieve?
Achieve Internet is recognized as a GCP service partner. We are looking to add the Cloud Migration and Application Development specializations over the year with while working towards attaining the Premier Partner designation. Being partners with Google gives us the ability to help our clients use the most advanced technologies to drive innovation and be faster to market.
In what ways does this change the game for Achieve and the clients we work with?
GCP is one of the leading cloud providers today and adding new cutting edge services daily. Being able to partner and co-market with Google is a no brainer. The GCP Partner program give us access to a wide array of tools, training, and roadmap information that puts us in the best position to meet market demand while leveraging cutting edge cloud technologies.
Have we added services/products inlight of this partnership?
Yes, we will be growing and adding additional capabilities around CI/CD with Kubernetes, lift and shift migrations, Apigee Hybrid, ML/AI, and GCP application development, and microservices. We want to ensure we can help our clients regardless whether their environment is on-prem, hybrid, or multi-cloud.
Is this a completely new line of business for AI or an extension to our current offerings?
It’s a combination of both. We have been recognized as Apigee Edge and Drupal DevPortal experts for a number of years, but we are continuing to add additional capabilities to be recognized a full stack provider and directly expand around services around Apigee. As we continue to expand our digital transformation expertise, we are adding services that directly support our clients’ needs GCP application development, Apigee Hybrid, Anthos, and lift and shift cloud migrations.