Google Makes Slew Of Major Cloud Platform Announcements

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At its Google Cloud Platform conference GCP Next 16, Google made a slew of announcements including partnerships with Splunk, BMC, and Tenable, the introduction of Stackdriver, machine learning advancements, and enterprise feature enhancements.

Stackdriver is a unified monitoring, logging, and diagnostics service for Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and combinations of both.

"Stackdriver is the first service to include rich dashboards, uptime monitoring, alerting, log analysis, tracing, error reporting and production debugging, across GCP and AWS, in a single, unified offering," says product manager Dan Belcher. "This combination significantly reduces the time that teams spend finding and fixing issues in production."

"Google Stackdriver, our integrated cloud monitoring and logging service, makes IT ops across Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) much easier," Google says. "Going a step further, we’re integrating with Splunk, BMC and Tenable to significantly expand the IT ops, security and compliance capabilities available to GCP customers. Integration with rich third-party ops solutions is important for customers, and we know that many of you are already using these tools to manage hybrid operations in private and public clouds. With that in mind, these partnerships are focused on delivering: Easy configurable integration of Cloud Platform with partners; [and] New and complementary capabilities, specifically around Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and compliance reporting."

Among the results of Google's machine learning efforts is the new Cloud Speech API, which gives you the same technology that powers voice search and voice typing for any app.

New Cloud Platform enterprise enhancements include audit logging, IAM roles, customer supplied encryption keys, and improved flexibility of both cross-cloud interconnect and intra-cloud network segmentation options.

This is all hardly scratching the surface of what Google announced today. They basically wrote a book about all the announcements, so I'd advise you to head over to the Cloud Platform blog for more on all of this (and more).

Earlier this week, Google announced new regions for Cloud Platform.

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