March 9, 2021 - 1:00 pm (EST)

In this workshop, attendees can expect to receive a hands-on experience with the Google Cloud Platform. To begin, we’ll review why leading companies trust Google Cloud and the platform-specific capabilities that accelerate your enterprise digital transformation. For a hands-on experience, we’ll walk through a few fundamental Google Cloud Platform services to quickly get your workloads up and running. For most users, these services play a key part of a successful implementation and consumption of cloud services moving forward.

Why Google Cloud Platform

Leading companies across industries choose Google Cloud to solve their toughest challenges with tremendous flexibility and customization. The platform’s commitment to open source, multicloud, and hybrid cloud allows you to use your data and run your apps on any cloud vendor or in any environment. Google Cloud’s machine learning and advanced analytics capabilities help you automate processes, make intelligent predictions, and streamline management and operations.


Platforms and applications lay the foundation for cloud scalability and success, but operations drive day-to-day cloud consumption. Understanding what is happening under the hood of your cloud environment gives your team the information needed to continually optimize for cost savings, security and regulation compliance, and peak performance. As a Google Cloud Partner, AHEAD enables enterprise digital transformation through strategic consulting and the implementation of hyper-scaled infrastructure and networking services available on Google Cloud.

Specialized Capabilities 

Google Cloud foundations: AHEAD guides clients on best practices of Google Cloud adoption, with a focus on cost management and consultative advice for running Google Cloud efficiently.

  • - Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE): With deep expertise in the enterprise data center and public cloud and a strong partner relationship with VMware, AHEAD is primed to help enterprise customers leverage GCVE in order to run VMware vSphere-based workloads on Google Cloud.
  • - Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Anthos: Leveraging Google’s managed Kubernetes environment running on clients’ existing on-prem hardware, as well as Google’s cloud infrastructure, AHEAD helps clients transition to containerized workloads as they modernize their legacy portfolio and build modern applications.


1:00 - 1:30  Welcome
1:30 - 3:30  Lab 1 – GCP Essentials
In this lab, users will walk through a tour of Qwiklabs (GCP’s Training Platform), the Google Cloud Platform Console, and creating a Compute Engine instance.
3:30 - 5:00  Lab 2 – Cloud Shell & gcloud
Users will learn how to connect to computing resources hosted in Google Cloud Platform via the web. We’ll also review Cloud Shell and the Cloud SDK gcloud command.

Attendees will receive a $50 food delivery gift card. Fill out the survey at the completion of the event and enter for a chance to win a set of Google Pixel Buds.




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