Google Cloud Run is responsible to create and deploy highly scalable containerized apps on a fully managed, serverless platform. This service allows you write code in your preferred languages (Go. Python, Java. Ruby, Node.js., and many more). You can also find all infrastructure management here for a simple developer experience. Additionally, you can create the container or Knative open standards to allow portability of your applications.
Cloud Run has many benefits
Google Cloud Run allows you to write code according to your own style by creating any code or container that listens to events or requests. This allows you to use any language, with your favorite dependencies, tools, and then deploy them in seconds.
You can also automate infrastructure management by scaling up or down almost immediately based on traffic. Only pay for what you use.
Cloud RUn provides a developer experience that makes app development and deployment easier and more efficient. Cloud RUn can be combined with Cloud Code and Cloud Build, Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Logging, and Cloud Logging to provide a better developer experience.
What are the key features of Cloud Run
Google Cloud Run has many features that make it one of the best on the market.
1. Standardization and workflows that leverage containers
Containers are now the standard for packaging and deploying code and its dependencies. Cloud Run works well with other container ecosystems like Cloud Code, Cloud Build, Cloud Code and Artifact Registry.
2. Pay-per-use
Cloud Run charges you only when your code is running. This is to the nearest 100 milliseconds.
3. Developer experience enhanced
Cloud Run includes a command-line interface and user interface to deploy and manage your services. This is used with Cloud Code or Cloud Build for continuous deployments.
4. Completely Managed
Cloud Run takes care of all the infrastructure management. Cloud Run automatically manages the services after you have deployed.
5. Quick autoscaling
Cloud Run handles scaling up or down depending on traffic.
6. Redundancy
Cloud Run services can be used in different regions, with each zone automatically duplicated.
7. Security
Cloud Run can prepare secrets from Secret Manager. Cloud Run only deploys trusted containers images with Binary Authorization. You can also bring your own encryption keys. The container instances are run in a secure environment, isolated from all other resources, with specialized identities and permissions.
8. Monitoring and logging integrated
Cloud Run integrates with Cloud Monitoring, Cloud Logging and Cloud Trace to ensure the application’s health.
9. Asynchronous events can be processed
This allows you to set up triggers to receive events from 60+ Google Cloud Sources via Cloud Audit Logs, or Custom Sources via Cloud Pub/Sub.
10. Portability
Cloud Run is compatible with standard container images. It was created on the Knative open source project. This allows you to move your workloads across platforms.
11. URLs for HTTPS
Cloud Run services come with a secure HTTPS server that handles TLS termination. You can also map your services with your domains.
12. HTTP/2, WebSockets and gRPC
Cloud Run services can be requested and connected with HTTP/1. *, HTTP/2 and WebSockets are all possible.
Use cases for Google Cloud Run
1. Websites: Web services
Google Cloud Run allows you to create a website using mature technology stacks like ExpressJS, Nginx, and Django. Cloud SQL also allows you to access your SQL database and display dynamic HTML pages.
Image Source: Google Cloud2. Web services: REST APIs backend
Modern mobile apps rely on RESTful backend APIs to provide current views of the application data and separation for backend developers. The A however,