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Attention Google Cloud Developers! Back by popular demand: Google Cloud products in 4 words or less (2021 edition)
Google Cloud offers lots of products to support a wide variety of use cases. But how do you even know where to start?! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We have created a set of resources that makes it easy to familiarize yourself with the Google Cloud ecosystem. You can use these resources to quickly get up to speed on different products and choose those that you're most interested in for a deeper dive into documentation and other available resources. 2021 List
In today’s world, it is more critical than ever for enterprises to ensure that their systems and services are as adaptable and profitable as possible. As the data economy begins to grow, what has become apparent is that APIs are key to build new business models, innovate their digital strategies, and grow partnerships. As companies begin to invest more heavily in their data, the question remains: how do companies actually drive revenue using APIs? In this episode, we are joined by APM Terminals a 20+ year old international marine terminal business managing key shipping data all over the world. We chat with David Francis, Head of Digital Products, and Paul Dunn, API Product Manager from APM Terminals to learn how companies can build new business models and grow revenue directly through the productization and monetization of data and APIs.Listen Here:https://thatdigitalshow.withgoogle.com/post/episode-21-data-and-api-monetization/?utm_source=c2c How does your organization look at Data? D
Google I/O 2021 may look a little different this year, but don’t worry, you’ll still get the same first-hand look at the newest launches and projects coming from Google. Best of all - it’s free and available to all (virtually) on May 18-20!https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/developers-practitioners/cloud-developers-guide-google-io-2021 Have you booked your seats? What events will you attend? Let us know!
Today is #Serverless Day! Get ready for these hands-on learning opportunities: Build internal serverless enterprise apps Process the data in real-time Grasp the full lifecycle of an app from code to build to run to troubleshooting Develop Cost-efficient AppsRegister hereImage Source: Cloud On Air
In the recent cloud wars analysis called “Google Cloud Hypergrowth Triggers More Billions from Alphabet” the author Bob Evans comes to the conclusion that Google Cloud’s parent company Alphabet is building a long term strategy with its cloud offering. Bob also admits that Google Cloud “has a higher growth rate than any other company on the Cloud Wars Top 10”.
Welcome the new GCP Podcast episode - The Power of Serverless with Aparna Sinha and Philip Beevers.Serverless has grown exponentially over the last decade, and in this episode we’ll learn how that trajectory will continue in the future. We’ll also hear how the enterprise customers like Media Markt, Saturn and Ikea are taking advantage of the serverless system for e-commerce, data processing, machine learning, and more.Proceed to the episode: “The Power of Serverless with Aparna Sinha and Philip Beevers”.
Open Thread: C2C Game Night presents Cloud Hero! Share your progress, ask your questions, and keep the conversation going
If you registered for one of our two C2C Game Night presents Cloud Hero events on April 28 (EMEA, North America), this is our official “open thread” to keep the conversation going after the live event and as you work through the labs on your way toward earning the Deploy to Kubernetes skill badge! Ask your questions Share your progress Boast about your standing on the leaderboard Share photos of you playing the game! Share a screenshot of your completed skill badge to enter the raffle for C2C swag! If you need help, @ilias and I (and the rest of the C2C team) are here to help!
Bob Evans, the editor of Cloud Wars, lists 10 reasons why Google Cloud is among the leaders in the industrial cloud computing segment. Read the full article at https://cloudwars.co/google-cloud/10-reasons-google-cloud-is-2-on-industry-cloud-top-10/
Any craftsman will tell you that choosing the right tool for the job is essential for getting it done right. Cloud technologies are no different.Google Cloud just published a handy product map showcasing similar offerings between Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure. We can easily filter the list by product name or other common keywords. Making it easier for us to quickly find similar products from each provider. We decide which product makes sense for our landscape and can best match our skills or goals.Read the article here.Image Source: @foxhomeent Let us know if you found it useful! 😀
There are a number of terms and concepts in cloud computing, and not everyone is familiar with all of them.To help, Google Cloud has put together a list of common questions and the meanings of a few of those acronyms. We can find all these, and many more, in Google Cloud learning resources.https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/cloud-computing-101-frequently-asked-questionsImage Source: Official Google Cloud Blog
FREE "Develop and Deploy Windows Applications on Google Cloud Platform" Course + Certificate on Coursera until April 30th
I know, there is not much time left until April 30th, but Coursera offers the FREE course + certificate “Develop and Deploy Windows Applications on Google Cloud Platform”. There are 8 more free courses on the topics of ML etc. Check it out here: https://www.classcentral.com/report/coursera-free-certificates/
Hi everyone! If you always wanted to complete one of the Google Cloud certifications and can dedicate the next 6 weeks to prepare for it, then be quick and register for the "Road to Google Cloud Certification" program. The registration deadline is tomorrow (15 April 2021)!‘Road to Google Cloud Certification’ is a free 6-week guided program designed for people who want to prepare for a Google Cloud certification.Credit for this discovery goes to our amazing member @ilias https://events.withgoogle.com/road-to-google-cloud-certification/
ReleasesAI Platform - Deep Learning Containers - M67 Release Added Horovod to TensorFlow GPU containers.AI Platform - Deep Learning VMs - M67 Release GPU support added for Beam Notebooks.AppEngine Standard Python3 - Build environment variables support is now available in preview.BigQuery - BigQuery supports changing an existing non-clustered table to a clustered table and vice versa.BigQuery ML - BigQuery ML is introducing new ARIMA_PLUS models and deprecating the ARIMA model type.Billing - Budget API now supports configurable budget time periods, beyond monthly budgets Using the Cloud Billing Budget API to manage your budgets, you can now specify the time period of the budget.Cloud Composer - New versions of Cloud Composer images: composer-1.16.2-airflow-1.10.15 composer-1.16.2-airflow-1.10.14 (default) composer-1.16.2-airflow-1.10.12. Airflow 1.10.10 is no longer included in Cloud Composer images. When a GKE authorization error occurs during an environment operation, the GKE error me
Welcome to issue #239 April 26th, 2021NewsCloud Functions Official Blog PHP Serverless Introducing PHP on Cloud Functions - You can now write Cloud Functions in PHP using the Functions Framework for PHP.Cloud Spanner Official Blog Security Cloud Spanner launches customer-managed encryption keys and Access Approval - See how new customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) for Google Cloud’s Spanner relational database service help control data protection and security.Anthos NoSQL Official Blog New Redis Enterprise for Anthos and GKE - Redis Enterprise is now available for GKE and Anthos from the Google Cloud Marketplace.Document AI Official Blog Customers cut document processing time and costs with DocAI solutions, now generally available - Document AI platform, Lending DocAI and Procurement DocAI are generally available.gRPC Networking Official Blog Traffic Director Proxyless gRPC adds support for advanced traffic management features - Introducing new traffic management features in gRPC to
How are small and medium businesses leveraging Google Cloud to accelerate business growth? A new IDC study answers this question and more for how SMBs are using Google Cloud to increase productivity and scalability while achieving greater cost efficiencies, including: 222% return on investment (ROI) over three years 41% more efficient IT teams 26% lower IT infrastructure costs Download the whitepaper to learn how you can improve productivity and achieve greater cost efficiencies with Google Cloud today. From Google Cloud
Curious to know the latest news, updates, and resources across the full range of Google Cloud products and services?Here’s a resource list that gives you instant access to our blog channels that cover everything under the sun (or cloud). https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/complete-list-google-cloud-blog-links-2021
Google Cloud infrastructure consists of 24 regions with multiple zones. Check it out here. This week, Google officially opened its first region in Central and Eastern Europe and its seventh in Europe. It is the first major cloud provider to locate its region in Poland. The cloud region consists of three access zones, each of which has an independent technical and software infrastructure, enabling undisturbed operation of cloud services.If you are in CEE and wish to have topics discussed on the C2C, let us know!
Join the digital Google Cloud Summit series to learn how to transform businesses in various industries with the latest innovations in Data, AI & ML, Security, and more.The summits kick off in May with the Google Data Cloud Summit (May 26 | Global) and Financial Services Summit (May 27 | Global & EMEA), with more to follow. Content will be available for on-demand viewing immediately following the live broadcast of each event.https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/events/news-updates-on-the-google-cloud-summit-digital-event-series-2021source Official Google Cloud Blog
The Cloud Digital Leader certification is now open for registrations. This certification is appropriate for individuals in non-technical job roles who can add value to their organization by gaining Cloud knowledge and who have little or no hands-on experience in Google Cloud.The beta exam can be taken starting May 3 and will be available through May 17. The exam is available for both online and in-person testing at a test center. For more details on the exam objectives and to register for the beta, check out the exam page https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-digital-leader See exam guide Review the recommended curriculum:Course - Business Transformation with Google Cloud (Enroll using the “Audit” option to take at no cost.) Course - Google Cloud Product Fundamentals (Enroll using the “Audit” option to take at no cost.) Impact Study - Google Cloud Adoption Framework Resource - Google Cloud Solutions Is there anyone who will take the exam? Let us know!
New challenge from Qwiklabs! Complete 4 skill badges and get a 20% discount voucher for the ACE certification exam.One week only.Details: https://qwiklabs.medium.com/qwiklabs-ace-week-accelerate-your-career-ba418fb95e5Join: https://go.qwiklabs.com/ace-april?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ace-aprilImage by QwiklabsAre you ready? Will you go for it?
ReleasesAnthos Config Management - 1.7.0. Anthos Config Management images are no longer included in Anthos on VMWare clusters. The ability to sync from multiple Git repositories is now a generally-available feature. A memory leak in the Anthos Config Management Operator Pod that led to high memory utilization or Pod restarts due to out-of-memory errors has been corrected. Preview versions of multi-repo occasionally used excessive CPU usage and sent unnecessary queries to the apiserver master node, resulting in an unhealthy cluster. Config Sync configured with sourceFormat: unstructured will have errors during syncing if the Git repository includes a "Repo" resource. Config Sync configured with sourceFormat: unstructured will have errors during syncing if the Git repository specifies a ClusterSelector with an invalid metadata.name field. Customers using Anthos Policy Controller who have upgraded since Anthos Config Management 1.5.1 need to update the timeoutSeconds in their ValidatingWe
NewsCloud Spanner Official Blog Introducing request priorities for Cloud Spanner APIs - You can now specify request priorities for some Cloud Spanner APIs. By assigning a HIGH, MEDIUM, or LOW priority to a specific request, you can now convey the relative importance of workloads, to better align resource usage with performance objectives.BigQuery Cloud Dataprep Data Analytics Official Blog New flexibility: Run your Dataprep jobs with BigQuery or Dataflow - Dataprep can now run using either BigQuery or Dataflow.Business Official Blog Google Cloud and AVEVA’s OSIsoft serve the industrial sector a new flavor of PI - Check out how OSIsoft’s fully functioning PI system on Google Cloud can help industrial companies modernize their data and start getting insights quickly.Event Official Blog Google Cloud EMEA Retail & Consumer Goods Summit: The Future of Retail - April 22, 2021 - Google Cloud Retail & Consumer Goods Summit and learn how combining technology and business insights can so
A new GCP region in Warsaw / Poland is rolling out (unofficially), BigQuery is a leader as Cloud Data Warehouse solution, but we knew that already :) NewsNetwork Connectivity Center Networking Official Blog Introducing Network Connectivity Center: A revolution in simplifying on-prem and cloud networking - With Network Connectivity Center, you can connect and manage VPNs, interconnects, third-party routers and SD-WAN across on-prem and cloud networks.Anthos Official Blog Batter up! Anthos on bare metal helps MLB gear up for upcoming season - Anthos on bare metal offers lower operational overhead than Anthos running on a virtualization layer, giving MLB much-needed flexibility.Cloud Operations Compute Engine Official Blog High throughput VM logging and metrics agent now in Preview - Announcing the Preview of the new Ops Agent, which combines the metrics and logging agents into one, easy to install VM agent that supports a higher throughput.Compute Engine HPC Official Blog Getting Compute
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