gVisor: Protecting GKE and serverless users in the real world
13 hours ago, googlecloud

Security is a top priority for Google Cloud, and we protect our customers through how we design our infrastructure, our services, and how we work. Googlers created some of the fundamental components of containers, like cgroups, and we were an early adopter of containers for our internal systems. We realized we needed a way to increase the security of this technology. This led to the development of gVisor, a container security sandbox that we have since open sourced and integrated into multiple G...

Tips and tricks for using new RegEx support in Cloud Logging
1 day ago, googlecloud

One of the most frequent questions customers ask is “how do I find this in my logs?”—often followed by a request to use regular expressions in addition to our logging query language. We’re delighted to announce that we recently added support for regular expressions to our query language — now you can search through your logs using the same powerful language selectors as you use in your tooling and software! Even with regex support, common queries and helpful examples in our docs, searching petab...

Data warehouse migration tips: preparation and discovery
1 day ago, googlecloud

Data warehouses are at the heart of an organization’s decision making process, which is why many businesses are moving away from the siloed approach of traditional data warehouses to a modern data warehouse that provides advanced capabilities to meet changing requirements. At Google Cloud, we often work with customers on data warehouse migration projects, including helping HSBC migrate to BigQuery, reducing more than 600 reports and several related applications and data pipelines. We’ve even ass...

Now, setting up continuous deployment for Cloud Run is a snap
1 day ago, googlecloud

Deploying code to production directly from your dev machine can lead to unforeseen issues: the code might have local changes, the process is manual and error prone, and tests can be bypassed. And later on, it makes it impossible to understand what actual code is running in production. A best practice for avoiding these hardships is to continuously deploy your code when changes are pushed to a branch of your source repository.As we announced at Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir, Cloud Run now allows y...

Setting the stage for better conversations about allyship
1 day ago, googlecloud

Jenae Butler has been a Googler for just under a year, but she became well-known both inside and outside of the company in June during a national spotlight on racial injustices here in the U.S. She created a presentation to help her colleagues understand what was going on; people found it so helpful that her “Standing United” resource spread quickly within Google as well as on social media. It starts with the context of George Floyd’s death and the impact police brutality has on the Black commun...

Export data from Cloud SQL without performance overhead
2 days ago, googlecloud

While there are a variety of reasons to export data out of your databases - such as to maintain backups, meet regulatory data retention policies, or feed downstream analytics - exports can put undue strain on your production systems, making them challenging to schedule and manage. To eliminate that resource strain, we’ve launched a new feature for Cloud SQL: serverless exports. Serverless exports enables you to export data from your MySQL and PostgreSQL database instances without any impact on p...

Making it easier to manage Windows Server VMs
2 days ago, googlecloud

Google Cloud provides a first-class experience for migrating and modernizing Windows workloads. Organizations choose Google Cloud for reliability, performance, and cost savings from the underlying infrastructure, as well as for features, tooling and guidance that helps them modernize. Companies like Geotab rely on Google Cloud to keep ahead of change and increased demand, and reduce licensing costs by modernizing from a proprietary stack to open-source. We’re also incredibly proud to have earned...

GKE powers new software-defined NetApp Cloud Volumes Service
2 days ago, googlecloud

Enterprises are moving critical workloads to the cloud to gain flexibility and agility, and their storage platforms need to evolve—without sacrificing capabilities or quality. Specifically, enterprise workloads running in the cloud need a storage platform that can handle complex operational requirements for uptime, predictable performance, data management, scalability, protection, application portability and data mobility, just to name a few. NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud was bui...

What you can learn in our Q3 2020 Google Cloud Security Talks
2 days ago, googlecloud

Cloud deployments and technologies have become an even more central part of organizations’ security program in today’s new normal. As you continue to evolve your strategies and operations, it’s vital to understand the resources at your disposal to protect your users, applications, and data. To help you navigate the latest thinking in cloud security, we hope you’ll join us for the latest installment of our Google Cloud Security Talks, a live online event on September 23rd. We’ll share expert insi...

Forrester names Google Cloud a Leader in Notebook-based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning
2 days ago, googlecloud

Forrester Research has named Google Cloud a Leader in its latest report on Notebook-based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions. Forrester’s analysis and recognition gives customers the confidence they need as they make important platform choices that will have lasting business impact. This recognition is based on Forrester’s evaluation of Google Cloud’s AI Platform that includes Notebooks, Explainable AI, and AutoML products, amongst a suite of predictive analytics and machine lea...

How to refresh local info based on user and business needs with Local Context
2 days ago, googlecloud

In June we announced Local Context beta which enables you to quickly and easily embed the familiar Google Maps experience into your desktop or mobile web app to provide a smoother user experience, help users make quicker decisions, minimize site abandonment, and improve conversions. To improve the Local Context experience for you and your end users, we’ve added new functionality that gives you the ability to load and reload the Local Context layer when it makes sense for your business and users....

Deutsche Bӧrse Group continues its journey to the cloud
3 days ago, googlecloud

The word “transformation” brings many things to mind, like innovation, agility, and change. Consistency and stability are probably not as high on the list of synonyms, but for regulated industries undergoing digital transformation initiatives, those characteristics are just as critical—in fact, they’re critically important for digital transformation to succeed.Deutsche Bӧrse Group, an international financial exchange organization offering products and services that cover the entire value chain, ...

Re-imagine your future workspace with Google Meet Series One hardware
3 days ago, googlecloud

For more than a decade, G Suite has been on a journey to help our customers and users transform how they communicate and collaborate. We've invested in making Google Meet a secure and reliable video conferencing solution, and have accelerated development of critical features for customers, including offering premium features for free at the start of the pandemic. As the shift toward more flexible and distributed teams increasingly takes hold, video conferencing has become a fixture in how we con...

Driving change: How Geotab is modernizing applications with Google Cloud
3 days ago, googlecloud

Editor’s note: Google Cloud is an “ideal platform” for running and modernizing applications, according to a recent Infobrief by IDC. Today, we hear from Patrick McClafferty, Associate Vice President, DevOps at Geotab, a leading provider of fleet management hardware and software. Read on to hear how the company is keeping ahead of change and increased demand, and reducing licensing costs by modernizing approximately 1,600 production servers running to containers and open source. As a global leade...

Analyze your logs quickly with suggested queries beta in Cloud Logging
4 days ago, googlecloud

Cloud Logging is a popular tool to help developers, operators, and other users identify and find the root cause of issues in their infrastructure. With features like the Logs Explorer, you can quickly and efficiently retrieve, view, and analyze logs. To help you get the most out of your logs, we’re excited to introduce suggested queries in Cloud Logging to help highlight important logs, so you can start analyzing and troubleshoot issues quickly.Suggested queries recommends logs that provide cont...

New Google Cloud whitepaper: Getting the most out of your Cloud Key Management Service
4 days ago, googlecloud

The cliché that “encryption is easy, but key management is hard,” remains true:  encryption key management is still a challenge for many large organizations. Add in cloud migration of many sensitive workloads, which necessitates encryption, and the challenges have become more acute.Cloud, however, also holds the potential for making encryption key management more performant, secure, and compliant—and even easier to manage. Done right, cloud-based key management can improve trust in cloud computi...

Streamlining Cloud Run development with Cloud Code
4 days ago, googlecloud

Editor’s note: At Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir, we announced several new features and services to help you accelerate your application delivery and development processes, as well as the Cloud Application Modernization Platform, or CAMP. Over the next couple of months, we’re diving deep into those announcements, covering everything from developer productivity, security and compliance, operational best practices and hybrid and multi-cloud. Stay tuned!When developing services for Cloud Run, our ful...

The future of enterprise: Your business, in the browser
4 days ago, googlecloud

No one could have predicted a year like 2020, and businesses have needed to respond to changing conditions and new business requirements. I’ve been inspired by how some organizations—my husband’s employer, the hospitals my mom and brother work at, our local schools, as just a few examples—have been able to adapt quickly to changing times. And I’ve had the opportunity to talk to customers over the last few months to hear about their year of change. For example, during a recent discussion with Adr...

Compute Engine explained: Best practices for OS updates at scale
4 days ago, googlecloud

Keeping all your VMs up-to-date with the latest patches is job #1 for any system administrator, but if you have a large deployment, you need to balance the speed of updates with potential reliability risks. Google Cloud’s OS patch management service is a powerful tool to help you install updates at scale across the whole fleet safely and effectively. While every organization has its own patch management processes, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to patching, there are a number of best...

Announcing ‘round-the-clock clean energy for cloud
4 days ago, googlecloud

Tackling climate change requires rapidly transitioning the entire global economy to clean energy and Google Cloud will be at the forefront of this transition. Google has a long track record on clean energy: in 2007, Google became the first major company to become carbon neutral. And in 2017, Google became the first company of our size to match 100% of its electricity consumption with renewable energy. Today, Google Cloud is the only major cloud provider to purchase enough renewable energy to cov...

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