All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Cloud Platform’

Google Cloud Console Gets A Refresh

Google Cloud Console Gets A Refresh

Google announced the launch of a new user interface for the Cloud Console for Cloud Platform. It features improved navigation, search, and customization features. “Many of you spend a lot of time there, deploying, configuring and managing various aspects of the platform,” writes product manager Stewart Fife in a blog post. We’re excited to share a beta of the new …

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Google Container Engine Hits General Availability

Google Container Engine Hits General Availability

Google announced on Wednesday that Container Engine is now generally available and “production ready”. It’s no longer in beta, and is now backed by the company’s 99.95% uptime service level agreement. Google unveiled Container Engine at its Cloud Platform Live event back in November. It lets you run Docker containers in compute clusters, powered by open soure container manager Kubernetes, …

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Google Cloud Storage Gets Offline Media Import / Export

Google announced the launch of Offline Media Import/Export for Google Cloud Storage, enabling users to load data into any class (Standard, DRA, Nearline) by sending physical media like hard disk drives, tapes, and USB drives to third-party service providers who upload data for you. The company says this will be helpful to you if you’re stuck with a slow, unreliable, …

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Google Makes Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Pub/Sub Generally Available

Google Makes Cloud Dataflow, Cloud Pub/Sub Generally Available

Google announced that it has removed the beta label from Cloud Dataflow, its managed cloud service and programming model for batch and streaming big data processing, and is making it generally available. “Cloud Dataflow is specifically designed to remove the complexity of developing separate systems for batch and streaming data sources by providing a unified programming model,” Google says in …

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Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Google Makes Cloud Deployment Manager Generally Available

Back in May, Google released Cloud Deployment Manager in beta. It’s now generally available and ready for anybody to use for production. The tool lets you create, deploy, and manage Cloud Platform resources. You can create dynamic templates that describe your desired configuration and use it to create Cloud resources as a single deployment. In a blog post, Google lists …

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Google Compute Engine Gets Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys

In Google Cloud Platform news, Google announced the addition of Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys for Google Compute Engine in beta. This will enable you to bring your own keys to encrypt compute resources, the company says. This is available in select countries, though Google doesn’t clearly specify which ones. You can access the keys through the API, Developers Console, or command-line …

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Google Cloud Platform Gains Application Default Credentials Feature

Google just announced the Application Default Credentials feature for Google Cloud Platform. “When you write applications that run on Google Compute Engine instances, you might want to connect them to Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, and other Google Cloud Platform services,” writes Vijay Subramani, Technical Program Manager, Google Cloud Platform in a blog post. “Those services use OAuth2, the global …

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Google Compute Engine Gains Windows Server Support

Google announced on Tuesday that Windows Server on Google Compute Engine is now generally available. It has been in beta since early December. Compute Engine is now supported by the following operating systems: Operating systems with support outside of Compute Engine include: “Compute Engine offers Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customers benefits of rapid deployments, increased …

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Google Launches Hugely Helpful Cloud Console App

Google just launched a new Google Cloud Console mobile app for Android with its iOS counterpart on the way. The app lets you manage your Google Cloud Platform resource from your phone. You can look at your system’s health, view projects, set alerts, and monitor billing and resources. To put this in perspective, Google shares this little scenario: You knew …

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Google Container Engine Released in Beta, Container Registry Generally Available

Google announced the beta release of Google Container Engine and the general availability of Google Container Registry. Container Engine enables you to run Docker containers on Google Cloud Platform, powered by Kubernetes. Container Engine schedules containers based on the needs you’ve declared on a cluster of virtual machines. “While containers make packaging apps easier, DevOps and IT administrators need better …

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Google Cloud Platform Gains Logentries Integration

Google announced the real-time integration of third party log analytics service Logentries with Google Cloud Platform for “near real-time” log streaming and analysis. Cloud Platform customers, as a result, gain a new choice for log management and analytics including anomaly detection. Logentries can now be used with Google App Engine and Cloud Dataflow or similar services. “Thanks to Google Cloud …

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Google App Engine For PHP Is Now Available To All

Google announced that it has peeled the “beta” label off App Engine for PHP, and is now making it available to all customers. Here’s an in-depth look from Google I/0 2013, when it was first unveiled: “App Engine’s default security policies and ability to patch underlying infrastructure automatically — even on apps in production — help reduce your apps’ susceptibility …

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Google Cloud Platform Gets Expanded Windows Support

Google announced expanded Windows Support for its Cloud Platform. This comes in the form of Microsoft License Mobility, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition availability, and an optimized version of the Chrome RDP app for Windows. Microsoft License Mobility for Google Cloud Platform lets users move their existing Microsoft server application software licenses (like SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange Server) …

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Google Announces Container Engine And More Cloud Platform News

Google is holding its Cloud Platform Live event today in San Francisco, where it has already made some big announcements. One of these is Google Container Engine which lets you run Docker containers in compute clusters, powered by the previously announced Kubernetes. Kubernetes, an open source container manager, was announced back in June. More on that here. “Google Container Engine …

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Google Announces Firebase Acquisition

Google announced that it has acquired Firebase, adding its team to its own Google Cloud Platform team. The startup has developed wasy to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web apps that store and sync data in realtime. Google’s Greg DeMichillie had this to say in a blog post: Mobile is one of the fastest-growing categories of …

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Google Cloud Platform Opens Up HTTP Load Balancing

A few months ago, Google unveiled HTTP load balancing for Google Cloud Platform. It was made available to certain customers who signed up for it, but it’s now open for preview to all customers. HTTP load balancing has been added to the Developers Console, and there are also some new commands in gcloud. Google says many customers have already signed …

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Google Acquires Stackdriver For Cloud Platform

Google announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Stackdriver, a provider of cloud monitoring services. “Stackdriver has built a leading service to help developers intelligently monitor the apps and services they’re building and running in the cloud,” says Google product manager Tom Kershaw. “This allows customers to have more visibility into errors, performance, behavior, and operations. The teams are going …

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Google Launches Cloud DNS In Preview

Google made a bunch of announcements about its Cloud Platform earlier this week, including Cloud DNS, a Domain Name System services to give developers a “highly available, reliable, and inexpensive “way to publish DNS zones and records. Google previously blogged about some of its other big announcements like price drops, sustained-use discounts, managed virtual machines, expanded Compute Engine support, real-time …

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Google Cloud Platform Gets Price Drop, New Features

Google announced on Tuesday at its Cloud Platform Live event that it is lowering prices on Cloud Platform, and launching cloud-based DevOps tooling, Managed Virtual Machines (VM) for App Engine, real-time Big Data analytics with BigQuery. On the pricing, Google SVP of Technical Infrastructure Urs Hölzle says, “The original promise of cloud computing was simple: virtualize hardware, pay only for …

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Google Adds DoubleClick Ad Exchange Real-Time Bidding From Cloud Platform

Google announced that it is now letting marketers conduct real-time bidding on the DoubleClick Ad Exchange right from Google Cloud Platform. Ad Exchange users hosted on Google Compute Engine will always get 100 milliseconds for bid request processing and free network transit from Google Cloud Platform to all Ad Exchange trading locations (North America – east coast and west coast …

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Google Compute Engine Generally Available With Lower Prices And More Linux Support

Last year, Google unveiled Compute Engine at Google I/O, apparently seeking to compete with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure for the cloud computing needs of businesses. In May, Google made it available for everyone, and added sub-hour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments, shared-core instances, advanced routing features and disk support for up to 10 terabytes per volume. …

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Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage

Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply decrypted when read by an authorized user. “If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the …

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Google Announces ‘Open Bidder’ Real-Time Bidding Platform

Google introduced a new real-time bidding platform called Open Bidder at Google I/O. It’s currently in beta status, and requires users to apply for testing. It’s described as a customizable toolkit for building real-time bidding applications, and combines Google Cloud Platform with DoubleClick’s real-time bidding. Google’s Open Bidder Team says in a blog post, “Currently, companies interested in building their …

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Google Ups Its Cloud Platform Support Game

Google announced the launch of a new set of support packages for services on the Google Cloud Platform today. These cover App Engine, Compute Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud SQL, BigQuery, etc. “While you can go to Stack Overflow or Google Groups, we realize some of you may need 24×7 coverage, phone support or direct access to a Technical Account Manager …

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Google Cloud Platform Gets New Features, Pricing

Google announced some new features, lower prices and extended European data center accessibility for its cloud platform. The company is reducing the price of standard Google Cloud Storage by over 20% and introducing a limited preview of Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) storage, which provides a lower price storage option fo users. Here’s what the pricing looks like now: Google has …

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Google Launches Cloud Platform Partner Program, And Here Are The Partners

Google just announced the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program, which the company says provides partners with tools, training and resources they need to address their business’ IT needs. The program allows for two different types of partners: service partners and technology partners. The former provide consulting and implementation services on various Google Cloud Platform products, and the latter provide tools …

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