Tick tock: Register now for our Better Code, Faster. Let's solve it online conference
13 hours ago, googlecloud

There’s still time to register for Better Code, Faster. Let’s solve it, our global online conference to learn about Google Cloud’s latest full-stack application development technologies, and how to build applications at the speed that your customers need, on January 23-24. Here’s a quick overview of two tracks you can choose from, each featuring breakout sessions and live Q&As led by Google Cloud experts.Depending on the sessions you choose, the event can take up to three hours. If you are not a...

Tick tock: Register now for our "Better Code, Faster. Let's solve it." online conference
13 hours ago, googlecloud

There’s still time to register for Better Code, Faster. Let’s solve it, our global online conference to learn about Google Cloud’s latest full-stack application development technologies, and how to build applications at the speed that your customers need, on January 23-24. Here’s a quick overview of two tracks you can choose from, each featuring breakout sessions and live Q&As led by Google Cloud experts.Depending on the sessions you choose, the event can take up to three hours. If you are not a...

Announcing Spring Cloud GCP 1.1: deepening ties to Pivotal’s Spring Framework
13 hours ago, googlecloud

Here at Google we have been working hard with Pivotal’s Spring team to integrate the Spring Framework and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Last summer, we released the first official 1.0 version of the project, providing the general availability of idiomatic Spring support for Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud SQL, Stackdriver Trace, Stackdriver Logging, and Cloud Storage.Since then, we’ve accelerated development of the integrations with help from the community. We’ve listened to your feedback on our GitHub issu...

Welcome to the service mesh era: Introducing a new Istio blog post series
18 hours ago, googlecloud

Adopting a microservices architecture brings a host of benefits, including increased autonomy, flexibility, and modularity. But the process of decoupling a single-tier monolithic application into smaller services introduces new obstacles: How do you know what's running? How do you roll out new versions of your services? How do you secure and monitor all those containers?   To address these challenges, you can use a service mesh: software that helps you orchestrate, secure, and collect telemetry ...

Protecting your cloud VMs with Cloud IAP context-aware access controls
20 hours ago, googlecloud

Organizations have increasing numbers of Internet-facing apps and infrastructure that they need to protect. Since 2011, Google has been leveraging the BeyondCorp security model to protect our internet-facing resources, and over the past few years we have made it easier for you to adopt the same model for your apps, APIs, and infrastructure through context-aware access capabilities in our cloud products. At Next ‘18 in London, we added context-aware access capabilities to Cloud Identity-Aware Pro...

BigCommerce transforms the retail experience for more than 60,000 merchants using Google Cloud Platform
22 hours ago, googlecloud

Today’s online shoppers want to be able to find the product they are looking for, fast—check out seamlessly and receive their merchandise in a matter of days. In order to keep pace with this consumer expectation, ecommerce retailers need a reliable, secure infrastructure that can scale to the seasonal demands of the retail business. For many merchants, they rely on the expertise of a hosted ecommerce platform like BigCommerce.BigCommerce powers ecommerce websites for successful retailers all ove...

Introducing Feast: an open source feature store for machine learning
4 days ago, googlecloud

To operate machine learning systems at scale, teams need to have access to a wealth of feature data to both train their models, as well as to serve them in production. GO-JEK and Google Cloud are pleased to announce the release of Feast, an open source feature store that allows teams to manage, store, and discover features for use in machine learning projects.Developed jointly by GO-JEK and Google Cloud, Feast aims to solve a set of common challenges facing machine learning engineering teams by ...

Guide: Creating custom base images for GCP with Jenkins and Packer
4 days ago, googlecloud

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has a rich set of Compute Engine images to choose from to meet a wide range of compute needs. However, you may want to bring your own customized images with you when migrating to GCP, to meet specific compliance, security or other business requirements.  To reuse these existing investments, you can easily turn your own custom installations into GCP base images using nested virtualization on GCP.  We recently created a guide that will help you do just that: use your IS...

A simple blueprint for building AI-powered customer service on GCP
4 days ago, googlecloud

As a Google Cloud customer engineer based in Amsterdam, I work with a lot of banks and insurance companies in the Netherlands. All of them have this common requirement: to help customer service agents (many of whom are poorly trained interns due to the expense of hiring) handle large numbers of customer calls, especially at the end of the year when many consumers want to change or update their insurance plan.Most of these requests are predictable and easily resolved with the exchange of a small ...

How small businesses do big things with G Suite
4 days ago, googlecloud

We’ve seen businesses of all sizes use G Suite to breakdown information barriers and increase employee collaboration. It’s been especially helpful for those who run their own businesses, where juggling multiple jobs—from operations to administration to accounting—is second nature.For many of these businesses, G Suite helps them collaborate securely and free up time so that they can focus on what really matters: their customers. Below are how three businesses use G Suite to both scale and mobiliz...

Getting started with Cloud TPUs: An overview of online resources
5 days ago, googlecloud

The foundation for machine learning is infrastructure that’s powerful enough to swiftly perform complex and intensive data computation. But for data scientists, ML practitioners, and researchers, building on-premises systems that enable this kind of work can be prohibitively costly and time-consuming. As a result, many turn to providers like Google Cloud because it’s simpler and more cost-effective to access that infrastructure in the cloud.The infrastructure that underpins Google Cloud was buil...

New pricing for G Suite Basic and Business Editions
6 days ago, googlecloud

More than a decade ago, we introduced Gmail—our first cloud-native productivity app—to help make email safer and easier for everyone. Since then, we pioneered more ways for teams to collaborate in real-time with products like Google Calendar, Docs, Drive and Hangouts. Together, these apps make up G Suite, our set of intelligent, secure productivity and collaboration tools.We’ve brought businesses more than a dozen new G Suite services to help them reimagine how they work, including powerful vide...

Get Go-ing with Cloud Functions: Go 1.11 is now a supported language
6 days ago, googlecloud

Since releasing Node.js and Python as supported languages for Google Cloud Functions this summer, our team has been hard at work. Today, we're excited to announce support for Go on Cloud Functions.Now in beta, the runtime uses the latest version, Go 1.11, which includes new language features like modules for integrating third-party dependencies into your code. Starting today, you can write Go functions that scale dynamically in response to load and integrate seamlessly with Google Cloud events.T...

NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs now available in beta
6 days ago, googlecloud

In November, we announced that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) was the first and only major cloud vendor to offer NVIDIA’s newest data center GPU, the Tesla T4, via a private alpha. Today, these T4 GPU instances are now available publicly in beta in Brazil, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Tokyo, and the United States. For Brazil, India, Japan, and Singapore, these are the first GPUs we have offered in those GCP regions.The T4 GPU is well suited for many machine learning, visualization and other GPU a...

Running TensorFlow inference workloads at scale with TensorRT 5 and NVIDIA T4 GPUs
6 days ago, googlecloud

Today, we announced that Google Compute Engine now offers machine types with NVIDIA T4 GPUs, to accelerate a variety of cloud workloads, including high-performance computing, deep learning training and inference, broader machine learning (ML) workloads, data analytics, and graphics rendering.In addition to its GPU hardware, NVIDIA also offers tools to help developers make the best use of their infrastructure. NVIDIA TensorRT is a cross-platform library for developing high-performance deep learni...

Check up on your remote fleet: Cloud IoT now makes Device Activity Logging generally available
1 week ago, googlecloud

Embedded systems engineers who develop IoT systems often face a number of challenges. Getting devices connected to the internet for the first time and every time is a tall order in today’s fragmented IoT market. Even the process of determining whether or not a particular device is working properly can be a challenge. Device Activity Logging (or just Logging, for short) allows customers to receive device activity logs from Cloud IoT Core, right in Stackdriver. Cloud IoT Core produces two types of...

Connecting BigQuery and Google Sheets to help with hefty data analysis
1 week ago, googlecloud

As enterprises amass terabytes of complex data, they need tools to house and make better sense of their information. This is why we’ve built BigQuery, to help data analysts deal with large datasets. But not all of us are data wizards. Many of us use spreadsheets to perform ad-hoc analysis.We want to make it easier for employees outside of data analytics functions to run queries, like analyzing sales data, so we’re combining the power of BigQuery and Google Sheets to make that possible. The Sheet...

Building Google's Game of the Year with Cloud Text-to-Speech and App Engine
1 week ago, googlecloud

At the end of every year, we take a look at Google Search trends, culminating in our annual Year in Search film. This year, we decided to also build Game of the Year, the first quiz game based on Google Search trends. We thought it would be fun to bring the trends to life, and we wanted to experiment a bit with our own technology. You can see here what the game is all about:To build the game, we used Google Cloud technologies and WaveNet, which is a deep neural network that generates raw audio w...

Canary analysis: Lessons learned and best practices from Google and Waze
1 week ago, googlecloud

Spinnaker is an open-source, continuous delivery system built by Netflix and Google to manage deploying apps to different computing platforms, including Google App Engine, Google Kubernetes Engine, Google Compute Engine, AWS, Azure, and more.Using Spinnaker, you can implement advanced deployment methods, for example, canary. In a canary deployment, you expose a new version of your app to a small portion of your production traffic and analyze its behavior before going ahead with the full deployme...

How retailers like Ulta and DSW are improving customer experiences using Google Cloud
1 week ago, googlecloud

The increasing adoption of technologies like connected devices, augmented reality, and machine learning has changed the way we shop, and retailers are evolving how they do business to meet the needs of their customers.When I talk to retailers, they tell me it’s no longer enough to keep pace with shoppers’ growing expectations—they must get ahead of them. That’s why more and more are turning to the cloud. They’re using it to eliminate data silos and take advantage of cloud-based analytics. They’r...

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