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…

Google Compute Engine Preemptible VMs Hit General Availability

Google just announced the general availability of Preemptible VMs for Compute Engine and that Cycle Computing’s full suite of products now work on it (including the use of Preemptible VMs). Google launched Preemptible VMs in beta back in May. Since…

Google Makes Compute Engine Autoscaler Generally Available

Google announced the general availability of Compute Engine Autoscaler and 32-core VMs. Compute Engine Autoscaler lets you dynamically scale the number of instances in response to load conditions by defining the ideal utilization of your group of compute instances. It…

Google Compute Engine Customers Lose Data As Lightning Hits Data Center

Google reports that it experienced errors with its Google Compute Engine service from last Thursday through Monday as the result of four successive lightning strikes on electrical systems of one of its data centers in Belgium. According to BBC News,…

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…

Mayci Breaux Killed in Louisiana Theater Shooting, Death Will Impact Community for ‘Long Time’

Mayci Breaux was one of two young women killed during the Louisiana theater shooting on Thursday evening. Just 21 years old, she was well known in the small community, and her untimely, senseless death will impact people there for a…

Jillian Johnson, Louisiana Theater Shooting Victim, Remembered

Jillian Johnson was a devoted member of the community in Lafayette, Louisiana, as a shop owner, musician/performer, and artist. Jillian Johnson was also one of the victims of the Louisiana theater shooting on Thursday. In her community of Lafayette, Jillian…

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 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 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…