Goldman Sachs: Microsoft Making Significant Inroads In Cloud Market—At Amazon and Google’s Expense

According to Business Insider, a recent Goldman Sachs poll shows Microsoft making significant inroads into the cloud market at Amazon and especially Google’s expense. Goldman Sachs polled 100 IT executives from Global 2000 companies to see what cloud platforms were…

Google Adds Regions To Cloud Platform

Google announced that it will add two new regions to Cloud Platform later this year. These are a U.S. Western region in Oregon and an East Asia region in (Tokyo) Japan. These will actually just be the first two of…

Google Compute Engine Gains Regional Instance Groups

Google announced the addition of a new feature for Google Compute Engine Autoscaler and Managed Instant Groups called Regional Instance Groups, which enables region-specific control when scaling compute resources. As the company notes, this is important for those that need…

Cloud Trace For Google Cloud Platform Gains Requested Features

Google announced some new features and functionality for Cloud Trace for Google Clout Platform, which it released in beta last year. Based on user feedback, they’ve added automatic tracing and performance analysis for all App Engine projects, latency shift detection,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…