All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Compute Engine’

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 Compute Engine Autoscaling Hits Beta

Google announced the addition of autoscaling to Google Compute Engine. It’s now in beta, and is available to everyone. The autoscaling, which Google describes as intelligent and horizontal, is designed by the same team behind the scaling infrastructure for Google Search and Gmail. “Autoscaling allows customers to build more cost effective and resilient applications,” says software engineer Filip Balejko. “Using …

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Google Compute Engine Gets Cheaper

Google just announced across-the-board price cuts on Compute Engine. Google already lowered pricing on core infrastructure, including compute and storage, earlier this year. Now, they’re cutting prices by about 10% for all instance types in every region. Google says the cuts are the result of better data center efficiency and Moore’s Law, as well as falling hardware costs. Here’s a …

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Google Compute Engine Gets New Usage Export Feature

Google has launched a new Compute Engine feature called Compute Engine Usage Export, which lets users export detailed reports about their usage data and get mroe granular insight into their Compute Engine usage at a resource level. “For example, you can monitor exactly how long a virtual machine has been running or how much storage space a persistent disk uses …

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Google Launches General Availability Of Cloud SQL

Google released Cloud SQL in limited preview back in 2011, and has only just now launched general availability. It was first conceived of as an add-on to Google App Engine, but Google has since launched Compute Engine, and it works as a “database backbone” for apps running on either. With general availability, Cloud SQL gets encryption of customer data, a …

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Can Google Lure Businesses With Its Powerful Infrastructure And Lower Prices?

Can billions of search results in milliseconds, 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month & storage for 425 million Gmail users be wrong? As if businesses weren’t relying on Google enough, the company took a major step toward gaining even more dependence from businesses this week with the launch of general availability of Google Compute Engine. It’s been called …

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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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Businesses Should Make Sure They Didn’t Miss These Google Announcements

Google kicked off its annual developers conference, Google I/O, on Wednesday, with a keynote lasting nearly four hours. It’s always expected that Google will make a bunch of announcements at these events, and they certainly did. This year’s hasn’t been the sexiest Google I/O full of new gadgets and big new services, but it has focused a great deal on …

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Google Compute Engine Availability Opened Up

Last year at Google I/O, Google unveiled Compute Engine. Today, the company announced they’re making it available for anyone to start using. They’re also adding the following new features: Sub-hour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments with a ten-minute minimum, so you don’t pay for compute minutes that you don’t use Shared-core instances provide smaller instance shapes for low-intensity workloads Advanced …

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Google Compute Engine Available For Cloud Platform Gold Support Customers

Google announced today that Computer Engine is now available to Google CLoud Platform’s Gold Support customers. Product manager Navneet Joneja writes on the Google Enterprise Blog: Google Compute Engine gives developers everywhere access to Google’s computing infrastructure. Now you can sign up online for Google Compute Engine with the purchase of Gold Support; you no longer need an invitation or …

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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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Watch This Google Compute Engine Hangout

At Google I/O, Google introduced Google Compute Engine. It’s been described as App Engine on Steroids, and the company demonstrated how it can use its data processing power to research the genome that is helping to find potential cures for cancer. It’s powerful, to say the least. There is a lot of stuff to learn, and Google did share some …

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