GitLab and Google Cloud to Develop Cloud Seed to Boost Cloud Adoption
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GitLab and Google Cloud to Develop Cloud Seed to Boost Cloud Adoption

By CIOReview | Friday, October 28, 2022

The One DevOps Platform is enhanced by self-service capabilities; cloud adoption and app modernization are accelerated.

FREMONT, CA: “Our 2022 DevSecOps Survey found that DevOps and cloud adoption are two key priorities within the industry, and through our work with hyperscalers, like Google Cloud, we've noticed that the organizations we onboard to GitLab's single platform also tend to shift to the cloud in tandem. This capability will enable organizations to accelerate their cloud adoption while still ensuring they can work within the One DevOps Platform," says Ashley Kramer, Acting CTO at GitLab. "We're thrilled that this launch aligns with the priorities of the market and allows our customers to innovate in exciting ways." GitLab, the provider of The One DevOps Platform, has come up with Cloud Seed in partnership with Google Cloud at Google Cloud Next. Cloud Seed is a new GitLab feature that simplifies the acquisition and consumption of cloud services for developers. Cloud Seed enables GitLab and Google Cloud customers to transition to the cloud using a single platform, consolidating their technology stack without delaying cloud adoption.

The second highest expenditure for DevOps teams, according to the GitLabs 2022 DevSecOps Survey, is cloud adoption. Cloud adoption remains a top priority for organizations and is the second-highest investment area. Cloud Seed will enable businesses to undergo a cloud transformation, ultimately helping them to scale at market speed. Integrating Google Cloud into the GitLab product enables organizations to achieve cloud adoption goals and access the full power of hyperscalers with greater ease.

Cloud Seed is integrated into the GitLab web UI and leverages the capabilities of the CI/CD pipeline. Supporting Service Accounts, Regions, Cloud Run, and Cloud SQL is designed to provide a frictionless developer experience when consuming Google Cloud services.

GitLab collaborated with Google Cloud to build best-in-class experiences for cloud resource provisioning, deployment automation, and configuration simplification, automation, and acceleration. GitLab and Google Cloud collaborated on an open-source model to make Cloud Seed accessible to paid and unpaid users.

The user-friendly and accessible format of Cloud Seeds promotes organic cloud adoption among users. Developers and product teams can use Google Cloud services to complement their leadership's cloud adoption initiatives, resulting in a company-wide shift because it is a frictionless, open-source tool. Consequently, GitLab is witnessing a rise in the bottom-up adoption of cloud services.

"Developers need resources and tools to increase their productivity. We are excited to see GitLab launch Cloud Seed, which is designed with that goal in mind,” says Steren Giannini, Group Product Manager, Google Cloud. “Cloud Seed provides a simple way for developers to deploy their web applications directly to Google Cloud from GitLab. The project aligns with Google Cloud's goal of making developers' lives easier.”

“GitLab is pleased to introduce Cloud Seed as part of our growing partnership with Google Cloud,” says Nima Badiey, VP of Alliances at GitLab. “Our longstanding relationship has delivered impactful solutions for customers embarking on application modernization and migration journeys onto Google Cloud, and Cloud Seed further demonstrates our commitment to the developer community as well as cloud users.”