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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

If You Really Want To Learn About Google Compute Engine, These 2 Videos Should Be A Great Start

At Google I/O last week, Google revealed Google Compute Engine, which has been described as App Engine on steroids. Google may be giving Amazon Web Services a run for its money. It might be a good time to start learning…