Assets: Google's platform has a large number of security certifications and a broad partner ecosystem. It offers deep native support for guest operating systems and Kubernetes containers and supports autoscaling. GPUs can also be added to the instances, according to Forrester.
Challenges: Role-based access controls can be very complex, according to Forrester, and some users may find Active Directory sync hard to configure. The Google Cloud Platform does not yet offer hardware security modules, Forrester said, though this is planned for the second half of the year.