google cloud platform

  • New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

    New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

    Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being held this week in San Francisco. App Engine is Google’s platform-as-a-service for building application backends without having to worry about maintaining a complex infrastructure. The big news is that App Engine now supports any… Read More

  • Google integrates Firebase deeper into its Cloud Platform

    Google integrates Firebase deeper into its Cloud Platform

    Firebase, the mobile app development platform Google acquired in 2014, is getting a major update at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today. The general theme here is that Firebase is moving closer to the Google Cloud platform. It’s adding support for Google Cloud Functions, for example, and is getting support for all the storage options the Google Cloud Platform now offers. Read More

  • Watch day 2 of Google Cloud Next developer conference live right here

    Watch day 2 of Google Cloud Next developer conference live right here

    Yesterday was just the beginning of Google’s Cloud Next conference. The company talked about the vision for Google Cloud. Today will be all about product announcements that are going to make your life easier as a developer. At 9 AM PT/12 PM ET/5 PM GMT, you’ll be able to watch Google introduce all those new features live. Today, you can expect to see Urs Hölzle, Prabhakar Raghavan… Read More

  • Google announces significant partnership with SAP at Google Cloud Next Conference

    Google announces significant partnership with SAP at Google Cloud Next Conference

    Google announced onstage today at Google Cloud Next a partnership with SAP to deliver SAP HANA, the company’s in-memory database on Google Cloud Platform. It’s a big deal for a number of reasons. First of all, it gives Google a major enterprise customer for its cloud platform, something that it’s trying to promote in big way. Secondly, it gives them an established… Read More

  • Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform

    Google launches GPU support for its Cloud Platform

    Three months ago, Google announced it would in early 2017 launch support for high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for machine learning and other specialized workloads. It’s now early 2017 and, true to its word, Google today officially made GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform available to developers. Read More

  • AWS still owns the cloud

    AWS still owns the cloud

    When Amazon announced its earnings for its Amazon Web Services cloud division on Thursday, the results were hardly surprising. While AWS might not have the eye-popping growth percentages of its rivals, it still grew at a decent 47 percent, with earnings of $3.53 billion on an astonishing $14.2 billion run rate. You may point to the rivals and say, well, they had better quarters from a… Read More

  • Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs

    Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs

    Google announced several new products today aimed at luring IT pros who are using Windows in their data centers to the Google Cloud Platform. With that in mind, Google introduced support for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on the Cloud Platform. In addition, the company announced support for SQL Server Always-On Availability Group for customers who are concerned about… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Platform gets a new key management service

    Google’s Cloud Platform gets a new key management service

    Google is launching a new key management service for its Cloud Platform today that will help enterprises — especially in regulated industries like healthcare and banking — create, use, rotate and destroy their encryption keys in the cloud. The aptly named Google Cloud Key Management Service (Cloud KMS) is now available as a beta in select countries. Enterprises have… Read More

  • Google’s Cloud Platform will get GPU machines in early 2017

    Google’s Cloud Platform will get GPU machines in early 2017

    Google’s Cloud Machine Learning service launched earlier this year and, already, the company is calling it one of its “fastest growing product areas.” Today, the company is announcing a number of new features for Cloud Machine Learning users and developers who want to run their own machine learning workloads in Google’s cloud. Unlike its competitors, like AWS and… Read More

  • Evernote is moving all its data, machine learning tech to Google Cloud Platform

    Evernote is moving all its data, machine learning tech to Google Cloud Platform

    Evernote — the popular note taking and productivity startup with 200 million users — has built its reputation around an app that lets you record and track all your life’s details hold them there, for life. Today, the company is shifting gears on the question of how it will keep hold of and track that information: Evernote is migrating all of its data, including some… Read More

  • All of Google’s cloud database services are now out of beta

    All of Google’s cloud database services are now out of beta

    Google is making a number of announcements around its Cloud Platform today. Most of these focus on its various cloud database services, but the company is also making a major update to its low-cost Nearline cloud storage service for cold data, making its disk volumes faster, and allowing its users to bring their own encryption keys to Cloud Storage. The overall message Google is clearly… Read More

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