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…