• UPDATE: Cloud Workstations is experiencing intermittent issues with starting Workstation instances

    Updated: 2024-02-28 14:31:41
    Console Google Cloud Service Health Incidents Cloud Workstations is experiencing intermittent issues with starting Workstation instances Service Health This page provides status information on the services that are part of Google Cloud . Check back here to view the current status of the services listed below . If you are experiencing an issue not listed here , please contact Support Learn more about what's posted on the dashboard in this FAQ For additional information on these services , please visit https : cloud.google.com Available Service information Service disruption Service outage Incident affecting Cloud Workstations Cloud Workstations is experiencing intermittent issues with starting Workstation instances Incident began at 2024-02-27 10:56 all times are US Pacific Currently

  • How to prevent lateral movement techniques on Google Cloud

    Updated: 2024-02-28 11:00:00
    Security Identity How to prevent lateral movement techniques on Google Cloud February 28, 2024 Christopher Perry Senior Product Manager , Google Cloud Networking Wendy Walasek Principal Engineer , Google Cloud Compute Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Cybercriminals often use lateral movement techniques when exploring a compromised network to slide sideways , from devices to applications , as they hunt for vulnerabilities , escalate access privileges , and seek to reach their ultimate . target Research published today by Palo Alto Networks highlights several techniques that exploit misconfigurations which could allow a malicious actor to move laterally in cloud environments . While these misconfiguration problems aren†t new , Palo Alto Networksâ€

  • New service exposes telco capabilities through APIs to third-party developers

    Updated: 2024-02-28 07:00:00
    Telecommunications New service exposes telco capabilities through APIs to third-party developers February 28, 2024 Sridhar Gollapudi Head of Telco Solutions and Partnerships , Google Cloud Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Network service exposure and monetization via standardized APIs has been a focus area for many Communications Service Providers CSPs globally for several years now . These efforts have recently gathered momentum via industry-wide efforts including GSMA Open Gateway a GSMA-led alliance with a focus on providing common standard services by all CSPs , following the CAMARA specifications a project under the Linux Foundation   At Google Cloud , we†ve been working with a broad set of partners including CSPs , Independent Softwares

  • Cross-Cloud Network: Private, customizable and flexible networking

    Updated: 2024-02-27 18:00:00
    Networking Cross-Cloud Network : Private , customizable and flexible networking February 28, 2024 Ammett Williams Developer Relations Engineer Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register The Cross-Cloud Network provides you with a set of functionality and architectures that allows any-to-any connectivity . This was announced during Next 23, and if you read on you'll get an overview of the ebook “ Introduction to Google Cross-Cloud Network ” What is the Cross-Cloud Network Cross-Cloud Network is a solution that addresses the need from organizations to be able to build multi tier apps and network them regardless where ever they are . The Google Cloud global backbone provides a scalable platform to design , scale and network your applications allowing

  • How to Simplify the Process of Building Multi-cloud Applications

    Updated: 2024-02-27 17:54:00
    Here are five key strategies for building multi-cloud applications.

  • Symphony handles millions of messages with Bigtable, saving 40% on database costs & increasing resiliency

    Updated: 2024-02-26 22:03:03
    Databases Symphony handles millions of messages with Bigtable , saving 40 on database costs increasing resiliency February 27, 2024 Olivier Richaud VP Platforms and SRE , Symphony Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Editor's : note Symphony is on a mission to revolutionize the way financial markets and trading teams connect and collaborate . To achieve that goal , they needed a managed database that could handle large amounts of data , while also providing the scalability , reliability , and flexibility required to support its growing user . base Bigtable fit the bill , and after a smooth migration , Symphony†s core technology teams can stay focused on development and . innovation As a pioneer in secure communication and collaboration , Symphony sits

  • AWS Weekly Roundup — .Net Runtime for AWS Lambda, PartyRock Hackathon, and more — February 26, 2024

    Updated: 2024-02-26 17:56:00
    The Community AWS re:invent 2023 re:caps continue! Recently, I was invited to participate in one of these events hosted by the AWS User Group Kenya, and was able to learn and spend time with this amazing community. AWS User Group Kenya Last week’s launches Here are some launches that got my attention during the previous […]

  • Introducing internal range API: simplify IP address management in Google Cloud

    Updated: 2024-02-26 17:00:00
    Networking Introducing internal range API : simplify IP address management in Google Cloud February 27, 2024 Muhammad Farrukh Munir Cloud Technical Solutions Specialist , Google Selin Goksu Cloud Technical Solutions Specialist , Networking , Google Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register As your network topology grows and becomes more complex , so does the complexity of managing your IP address space . This task becomes even more daunting when deployments are complicated by hybrid infrastructure , cross-cloud networks , VPC peering and shared VPC . To help you simplify private IP management , we are happy to announce the new internal range API , which helps to simplify management of private IP addresses . With the internal range API , you can : now

  • Key Security Considerations to Keep in Mind When Using GenAI

    Updated: 2024-02-26 16:05:00
    These best practices will help safeguard organizations' generative AI implementations.

  • KKR Nears $4 Billion Deal for Broadcom Unit

    Updated: 2024-02-26 13:48:00
    Broadcom is selling its so-called end-user computer unit, which it inherited as part of its acquisition of VMware.

  • MWC’24: Unlocking the AI-enabled Telco with Google Cloud

    Updated: 2024-02-26 06:00:00
    , Telecommunications MWC†24 : Unlocking the AI-enabled Telco with Google Cloud February 26, 2024 Ankur Jain VP , Telecom Industry Google Distributed Cloud , Google Cloud Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register When meeting with Communications Service Providers CSPs around the world , there is one clear theme : artificial intelligence AI is changing the game , unlocking significant value across the CSP value chain , and changing how CSPs and their customers interact with . technology MWC†24 is no exception , and we are thrilled to be back in Barcelona this week as the wider industry ecosystem comes together to reimagine the future of the industry , with AI-driven innovation at its . core It†s been an exciting 12 months since last year's event — we

  • FinOps Teams Prioritize Waste Reduction Amid Economic Uncertainty

    Updated: 2024-02-23 20:40:00
    It's no surprise that organizations are looking to cut cloud costs where they can. However, they don't quite have all the forecasting tools to get it done, a FinOps report finds.

  • Mistral AI models coming soon to Amazon Bedrock

    Updated: 2024-02-23 17:44:52
    Mistral AI, an AI company based in France, is on a mission to elevate publicly available models to state-of-the-art performance. They specialize in creating fast and secure large language models (LLMs) that can be used for various tasks, from chatbots to code generation. We’re pleased to announce that two high-performing Mistral AI models, Mistral 7B […]

  • Troubleshooting best practices for Private Service Connect

    Updated: 2024-02-23 17:00:00
    Networking Troubleshooting best practices for Private Service Connect February 24, 2024 Juan Fernà ndez Technical Solutions Engineer Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Private Service Connect is a Cloud Networking offering that creates a private and secure connection from your VPC networks to a service producer , and is designed to help you consume services faster , protect your data , and simplify service management . However , like all complex networking setups , sometimes things don†t work as planned . In this post , you will find useful tips that can help you to tackle issues related to Private Service Connect , even before reaching out to Cloud . Support Introduction to Private Service Connect Before we get into the troubleshooting bits , letâ€

  • Want your cloud to be more secure? Stop using service account keys

    Updated: 2024-02-23 17:00:00
    Security Identity Want your cloud to be more secure Stop using service account keys February 24, 2024 Luis Urena Developer Relations Engineer Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Securing cloud credentials has emerged as a challenge on the scale of Moby Dick : It presents an enormous problem , and simple solutions remain elusive . Credential security problems are also widespread : More than 69 of cloud compromises were caused by credential issues , including weak passwords , no passwords , and exposed APIs , according to Google Cloud†s Q3 2023 Threat Horizons Report However , unlike Moby Dick , this story may have a happy ending . Organizations can get started on reducing the risk they face from credential-related compromises by protecting service .

  • Minimal downtime migration from PostgreSQL database to Spanner PostgreSQL dialect database

    Updated: 2024-02-23 17:00:00
    Databases Minimal downtime migration from PostgreSQL database to Spanner PostgreSQL dialect database February 24, 2024 Thiago Tasca Nunes Software Engineer Vikram Manghnani Technical Program Manager Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Spanner has emerged as a compelling choice for enterprises seeking to address the limitations of traditional databases . With the general availability and increasing popularity of Spanner PostgreSQL dialect , there is growing interest in migrating from PostgreSQL to Spanner.  Migrating from a PostgreSQL database to Spanner PostgreSQL dialect can bring significant benefits , including:  Horizontal scalability Strong consistency 99.999 availability offering Familiar syntax and semantics for PostgreSQL developers 

  • DigitalOcean Outlines Cloud Growth Strategy Under New CEO

    Updated: 2024-02-23 14:55:00
    The alternative cloud provider is looking to grow its user base with new AI/ML capabilities and updates to its core infrastructure capabilities.

  • Linux Security in the Cloud Era: Best Practices for Protecting Your Cloud Workloads

    Updated: 2024-02-23 07:00:00
    Learn about the unique security challenges of Linux workloads in the cloud. We cover best practices and more in this comprehensive guide.

  • A year in the cybersecurity trenches with Mandiant Managed Defense

    Updated: 2024-02-22 17:00:00
    Security Identity A year in the cybersecurity trenches with Mandiant Managed Defense February 23, 2024 Ng Choon Kiat Senior Manager of Mandiant SOC Yash Gupta Senior Manager of Mandiant SOC Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register From the front lines of cyber investigations , the Mandiant Managed Defense team observes how cybercriminals find ways to avoid defenses , exploit weaknesses , and stay under the radar . We work around the clock to develop new techniques to identify attacks and stop breaches for our . clients Our aim is to help organizations better protect themselves against the security challenges of today , as well as the future . To minimize the impact of an incident , organizations must prioritize a robust detection posture and a

  • Running machine learning in the cloud for live service games

    Updated: 2024-02-22 17:00:00
    Gaming Running machine learning in the cloud for live service games February 23, 2024 Patrick Smith Head of Specialist Customer Engineers , Google Cloud for Games Dan Zaratsian Tech Lead , AI ML Solutions Architect , Google Cloud for Games Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Generative AI has become the number one technology of interest across many industries over the past year . Here at Google Cloud for Games , we think that online game use cases have some of the highest potential for generative AI , giving creators the power to build more dynamic games , monetize their games better , and get to market faster . As part of this , we†ve explored ways that games companies can train , deploy , and maintain GenAI utilizing Google Cloud . We'd like to

  • Digital exchanges achieving performance, scale, and resilience with Google Cloud

    Updated: 2024-02-21 17:00:00
    Financial Services Digital exchanges achieving performance , scale , and resilience with Google Cloud February 22, 2024 Scott Caudell Exchange and Ecosystem Architect , Google Cloud Aaron Walters Exchange and Ecosystem Strategy , Google Cloud Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register As new digital-native exchanges explore running exchanges in the cloud , the focus is often on specific requirements such as latency , determinism , and resilience . Generalized storage and compute paradigms are not enough — supporting trading in the cloud requires a unique approach . This is why , for several years , Google Cloud has adopted workload optimization and intentional design as central principles for our infrastructure platform . We engineer golden paths from

  • Next generation Autocomplete is now available in Preview

    Updated: 2024-02-21 17:00:00
    Google Maps Platform Next generation Autocomplete is now available in Preview February 22, 2024 James Harrison Product Manager Try Google Maps Platform Unlock access to real world data and insights with a monthly 200 Google Maps Platform . credit Get started The next generation of Autocomplete is now available in Preview , offering seamless integration with Address Validation , more intuitive pricing , and support for expanded place types from the new Places API . It†s available to all developers at no cost during Preview . Autocomplete builds on our recent launch of the new Places API which offers new features in Text Search , Place Details and Photos , and Nearby Search , to make it easier for you to surface helpful information about the world in the products you . build What sets

  • Wrangle your alerts with open source Falco and the gcpaudit plugin

    Updated: 2024-02-21 17:00:00
    Security Identity Wrangle your alerts with open source Falco and the gcpaudit plugin February 22, 2024 Mike Coleman Staff Developer Advocate , Sysdig Michele Chubirka Staff Cloud Security Advocate , Google Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Monitoring microservices in the cloud has become an increasingly cumbersome exercise for teams struggling to keep pace with developers†rapid application release velocity . One way to make things easier for overloaded security teams is to use the open-source runtime security platform Falco to quickly identify suspicious behavior in Linux containers and applications . The overarching goal of Falco is to uncomplicate visibility in rapidly-deployed , cloud-first workloads everywhere , making life less stressful for

  • Gemma is now available on Google Cloud

    Updated: 2024-02-21 13:00:00
    AI Machine Learning Gemma is now available on Google Cloud February 21, 2024 Burak Gokturk VP GM , Cloud AI Join us at Google Cloud Next Coming to Las Vegas , April 9–11. Register Today , Google announced Gemma a family of lightweight , state-of-the art open models built from the same research and technology that we used to create the Gemini models . We're pleased to share that Google Cloud customers can get started today customizing and building with Gemma models in Vertex AI and running them on Google Kubernetes Engine GKE The release of Gemma and our updated platform capabilities are the next phase of our commitment to making AI more open and accessible to developers on Google . Cloud Gemma is now available on Google Cloud Gemma models share technical and infrastructure components

  • Navigating Single vs. Multiple AWS Accounts for Optimal Cloud Management

    Updated: 2024-02-21 00:25:00
    There are pros and cons to having multiple AWS — or any public cloud — accounts.

  • Misconfigured Custom Salesforce Apps Expose Corporate Data

    Updated: 2024-02-20 16:32:00
    Enterprises typically use the Java-like programming language to customize their Salesforce instances, but attackers are hunting for vulnerabilities in the apps.

  • AWS Weekly Roundup — AWS Control Tower new API, TLS 1.3 with API Gateway, Private Marketplace Catalogs, and more — February 19, 2024

    Updated: 2024-02-19 18:53:45
    Over the past week, our service teams have continued to innovate on your behalf, and a lot has happened in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) universe that I want to tell you about. I’ll also share about all the AWS Community events and initiatives that are happening around the world. Let’s dive in! Last week’s […]

  • 5 Ways to Use AI You May Have Never Even Considered

    Updated: 2024-02-19 05:10:00
    AI has already been applied to an array of business and personal uses. Here are some that may come as a surprise to you. (AI for pest control, anyone?)

  • Essential IT and Cybersecurity Acronyms Every ITOps Pro Should Know

    Updated: 2024-02-19 05:00:00
    BGP, SASE, SOAR, and more: These are the acronyms IT engineers need to be proficient in, with a significant focus on cybersecurity terminology.

  • Software Plagued by Widespread Security Debt, Report Finds

    Updated: 2024-02-17 05:00:00
    Veracode's State of Software Security report finds that developers aren't keeping pace with the volume of critical software flaws.

  • Have You Hugged Your Server Today? When On-Prem Is the Right Data Storage Choice

    Updated: 2024-02-15 16:02:00
    Despite the mass migration to the cloud, there are still scenarios when keeping your data on-premises is the better — and often necessary — choice.

  • Cybersecurity Quiz 2024: Test Your IT Security Knowledge

    Updated: 2024-02-15 07:00:00
    This quiz explores important cybersecurity concepts that every IT professional should know.

  • Beyond Cloud SLAs: How to Navigate the Nuances of Resilience

    Updated: 2024-02-14 20:44:00
    Here's how to ensure true application availability and data resilience in the cloud era.

  • Akamai Takes Cloud Computing to the Edge with Gecko Initiative

    Updated: 2024-02-14 19:28:00
    Akamai is continuing to bring cloud capabilities to its distributed network of global points of presence.

  • Broadcom Explains VMware Strategy Amid Product 'Confusion'

    Updated: 2024-02-14 14:43:00
    In the hopes of addressing customer concerns, Broadcom executive Prashanth Shenoy touts VMware’s new subscription model and ‘simplified’ product strategy.

  • Striking the Right Balance: When IT Outsourcing Is Not Beneficial

    Updated: 2024-02-14 00:18:00
    Outsourcing IT operations can save money and give your organization access to ITOps engineers with specialized skills. However, these five IT functions should be kept in-house.

  • Thanks to GenAI, Cloud Computing Market 'Gets Its Mojo Back'

    Updated: 2024-02-13 14:16:00
    But market share for longtime public cloud king AWS actually fell somewhat.

  • What IT Pros Can Learn From the 23andMe Data Breach

    Updated: 2024-02-13 07:00:00
    How should companies, users, and regulators respond to massive 23andMe data breach? Industry watchers weigh in.

  • Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock now supports Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Cohere embedding models

    Updated: 2024-02-12 21:41:18
    During AWS re:Invent 2023, we announced the general availability of Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock. With a knowledge base, you can securely connect foundation models (FMs) in Amazon Bedrock to your company data for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG). In my previous post, I described how Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock manages the end-to-end RAG workflow […]

  • AWS Weekly Roundup — Happy Lunar New Year, IaC generator, NFL’s digital athlete, AWS Cloud Clubs, and more — February 12, 2024

    Updated: 2024-02-12 20:13:38
    Happy Lunar New Year! Wishing you a year filled with joy, success, and endless opportunities! May the Year of the Dragon bring uninterrupted connections and limitless growth 🐉 ☁️ In case you missed it, here’s outstanding news you need to know as you plan your year in early 2024. AWS was named as a Leader […]

  • Nvidia CEO Says Tech Advances Will Keep AI Cost in Check

    Updated: 2024-02-12 19:23:00
    Jensen Huang downplays reported $7 trillion fundraising for AI and sees AI data centers doubling in scale over five years.

  • How eBPF Benefits IT Operations Teams Seeking to Improve Observability

    Updated: 2024-02-12 00:01:00
    Here's why it's not a question of should IT teams use the eBPF Linux kernel technology to collect observability data, but rather how they should do so.

  • Cybersecurity Basics: A Quick Reference Guide for IT Professionals

    Updated: 2024-02-09 17:40:00
    This guide is designed to be your reliable companion, offering insights into IT security concepts, best practices, and technologies.

  • Why Investing in Innovation Is Mission-Critical

    Updated: 2024-02-09 17:36:00
    As the White House's Tech Hubs build the workforce of the future, businesses must be actively advancing their tech innovation initiatives.

  • Red Hat Extends Enterprise Java to the Cloud with JBoss EAP 8

    Updated: 2024-02-09 15:14:00
    Enterprise Java is getting easier to manage and deploy thanks in part to the latest open source Jakarta EE platform specification now supported by Red Hat.

  • Are RAM Disks a Viable Option for Hosting Hyper-V Virtual Machines?

    Updated: 2024-02-09 07:00:00
    RAM disks provide a potential storage solution for Hyper-V VMs. Learn about the pros and cons of hosting Hyper-V VMs on RAM disks.

  • AWS Weekly Roundup — Amazon Q in AWS Glue, Amazon PartyRock Hackathon, CDK Migrate, and more — February 5, 2024

    Updated: 2024-02-05 20:52:34
    With all the generative AI announcements at AWS re:invent 2023, I’ve committed to dive deep into this technology and learn as much as I can. If you are too, I’m happy that among other resources available, the AWS community also has a space that I can access for generative AI tools and guides. Last week’s […]

  • AWS named as a Leader in 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Cloud Platform Services for thirteenth year in a row

    Updated: 2024-02-05 16:41:10
    On December 4, 2023, AWS was named as a Leader in the 2023 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS). AWS is the longest-running Magic Quadrant Leader, with Gartner naming AWS a Leader for the thirteenth consecutive year. AWS is placed highest on the Ability to Execute axis. SCPS, previously known as Magic Quadrant […]

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