Published: Apr 13, 2021
Apr 2021

The number of services offered by the big cloud providers keeps growing, but so does the convenience and maturity of tools that help you use them securely and efficiently. Recommender is a service on Google Cloud that analyzes your resources and gives you recommendations on how to optimize them based on your actual usage. The service consists of a range of "recommenders" in areas such as security, compute usage or cost savings. For example, the IAM Recommender helps you better implement the principle of least privilege by pointing out permissions that are never actually used and therefore are potentially too broad.