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Networking and security at Google Cloud Next: A guide to must-attend sessions

August 9, 2023
Susan Wu

Outbound Product Manager

In just a few days, Google Cloud Next returns to San Francisco as a large, in-person, three-day event. There, you’ll learn all about the technologies you need to build, connect, and secure all your cloud-first, Kubernetes, and AI/ML workloads. You’ll gain hands-on experience on the latest cloud networking and network security technologies, and you’ll expand your peer network. 

If your role involves designing cloud networks, implementing cybersecurity, or you just want to keep your tabs on the latest network connectivity and security trends, Next ‘23 is the place for you. Here is a list of specially curated content for the networking professional. Click on the links to add these sessions to your schedule.

Spotlight Keynote

SPTL 202 What’s next for architects and IT professionals
How do you ensure you’ve got the right infrastructure to power all the applications that enable your business? How are you preparing to innovate with generative AI and the latest in ML? How are you deploying modern apps with containers? How are you addressing your data sovereignty requirements? 

Get your questions answered in this Spotlight Keynote showcasing the latest Infrastructure advancements and hear from customers that are achieving their cost, sustainability, reliability, and security goals on Google’s planet-scale infrastructure.

Breakout sessions

ARC 201 What's new in cloud networking: AI-optimized infrastructure, ML-powered security, and more
Whether you’re running AI/ML, data and analytics, web, media, and HPC workloads, cloud networking is delivering simplified and more resilient services to help you connect and secure the workloads. Join this session with our product team for the latest innovations in cloud networking and meet Walmart, Sharechat, and Palo Alto Networks over a fireside chat. 

ARC 202 Design secure enterprise networks for a multi-cloud world
With the shift to a hybrid workforce and distributed application deployment across multiple cloud providers, enterprises are having to build complex network architectures for reliable any-to-any connectivity, enabling optimal user-to-app and app-to-app experience. Get a deep dive from our product team on enterprise cloud network design with Priceline, and Palo Alto Networks. 

ARC 203 Elevate end user experience with planet scale Google Cloud CDN
Delivering engaging content while ensuring quality of experience (QoE) at global scale is becoming a critical differentiator. Discover how Google Cloud helps enable scalable content delivery with our planet-scale network and hear from SonyCrunchyroll on how they’re leveraging Google Cloud.

SEC 203 Network security fundamentals: Creating layered network defenses with built-in tools
Security has become a top of mind concern for line-of-business executives and practitioners alike. Learn how to implement network security and enforce security controls and hear from Wix on how they are using Google Cloud’s built-in network security tools.

SEC 301 Innovations for securing workloads with Google Cloud next-generation firewalls
Firewalls are a critical component of any network security. In the cloud, organizations want advanced threat protection from cloud-first and best-of-breed third-party solutions. Hear about the latest in next-generation firewall innovations from Google, and how our customers, McKesson Inc., CoverMyMeds, and Salesforce implemented advanced threat protection to protect their workloads in their organizations.

Network live and in-person

Everyone is excited to be back in person. Support your fellow customer speakers by stopping by the Showcase Theater at Moscone South: 

 8/29 Tue @ 12:30 - 1 PM: How Walmart simplified multi-cloud adoption with Cross-Cloud Interconnect 
Walmart runs a seamless platform across multiple cloud providers to accelerate innovations. Join this session featuring Walmart and Google speakers to learn how Walmart built a global network to connect, secure and consume multi-cloud services through Cross-Cloud Interconnect.

8/30 Wed @ 4:30 - 5 PM: How Broadcom blocks DDoS attacks with Cloud Armor 
Broadcom is a global provider of enterprise security solutions and have migrated their flagship cybersecurity solutions to Google Cloud. Join this session to hear from Symantec/Broadcom on how Cloud Armor with ML-powered protection prevented intense DDoS attacks, and how it continues to mitigate these threats, while strengthening Broadcom's infrastructure.

Add these exciting sessions to your schedule. We’re looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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