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In a statement released today, Google said it will expand the availability of its Bare Metal Solution to cover five new regions. In addition to these five sites, it will add four more regions before the end of the year.

Released in November, Google’s Bare Metal Solution is intended to offer customised hardware for running workloads like Oracle databases close to Google Cloud infrastructure.

Bare Metal Solution is now available in Sydney; Ashburn, Virginia; Los Angeles, California; Frankfurt; and London. By the end of 2020, the service will be arriving in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Singapore and Sao Paulo.

A great breakthrough

Bare Metal solution is reportedly supposed to be a breakthrough for enterprises that run mission-critical workloads that have in the past proved to be extremely challenging to move to the cloud.

“The idea is that Bare Metal Solution moves workloads from organizations’ data centers to Google Cloud, and does so easily. This can even include hauling legacy applications into the cloud – traditionally a daunting feat,” Google Cloud Product Manager Gurmeet Goindi said.

For this technology to be possible, Google’s Bare Metal Solution has partnered with several technologies such as NetApp Inc.’s storage hardware, Atos SE’s orchestration, management and infrastructure services, and Actifio Inc.’s backup and recovery technology.

“Bare Metal Solution can lower your implementation timelines and improve your overall user experience,” Goindi said.

The service provides access to servers that utilize second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor that exists in different sizes.

And there is more

Apart from the wider Bare Metal Solution announced today, in his statement, Goindi also presented a new automation tool that will come in handy in managing specialist bare-metal  cloud workloads.

“Using open-source Ansible IT automation, we created a toolkit to help you quickly install your databases, manage storage and set up your backups, and have made this toolkit available to everyone as open-source on GitHub,” he said.