Google Cloud Next focuses on multi-cloud, on-premises and partnerships
This week is all about Google Cloud Next, the annual Google Cloud event where many new products and services are presented for Google's Cloud Platform. The hyperscaler follows in the footsteps of competitors this year, with its own on-premises and Edge solution. Furthermore, Google has concluded ma...
Google will take smaller cut from revenues on cloud marketplace
Alphabet's Google announced it will take a smaller cut when customers buy from other vendors on the search giant's cloud marketplace. Google Cloud Platform is cutting its percentage revenue share to 3% from 20%.
The goal, according to a Google Cloud spokesperson in a statement is to provide Goog...
Google and T-Systems partner to build a ‘sovereign’ cloud for Germany
Google, in partnership with T-Systems, plans to build a 'Sovereign Cloud' for public and private sector organizations in Germany, but also for the EU. The cloud should go live mid-next year, according to Google. Google is working with the German IT services firm to make the jointly run cloud on the...
‘Biggest security risks are due to user error’
Users yet again turn out to be the weakest link in the security of computer systems. This is suggested by a survey by IT security company Zscaler among its customers.
The research is based on 'customers with thousands of workloads in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform'. Zscaler also looked at ...
Google expands its cloud regions to Germany
Three new availability zones to become live in coming months in Germany as well as Chile and Saudi Arabia.
Google announced this week that they will be adding to their list of cloud regions over the coming months and years. The tech giant's global network of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) currently...
Google launches Center of Excellence for independent software vendors
Google has launched an excellence centre to cater to indie software vendors and help them benefit fully from its cloud offering. ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) are under pressure from customers who are not happy with merely running apps in the cloud. The cloud may be low-cost with increased ap...
Google Cloud introduces Confidential VMs for enhanced security
Google Cloud has introduced two security solutions, Confidential VMs and Assured Workloads for Government. These solutions aim to improve the protection of sensitive data, especially from public organisations, within (public) cloud environments.
According to Google Cloud, the new solutions are p...
VMware environments now available in Google Cloud
Google Cloud presents the Google Cloud VMware Engine service, which allows developers and administrators to run VMware virtual machines in the Google Cloud. Companies can combine their on-premise VMware environments with Google Cloud.
The tool should enable more efficient migration of VMware wo...
‘Department of Justice is investigating Google’s Looker acquisition’
The first major acquisition of Google Cloud under CEO
Thomas Kurian appears to have gone less than smoothly. U.S. authorities are
said to be investigating the planned acquisition of business intelligence
Sources who are aware of the investigation report to Bloomberg
that the ant...
Google Cloud increases focus on enterprise, without lock-in
Thomas Kurian is the new leader at Google Cloud. As CEO,
he has to take Google Cloud to the next level. The big question is, of course,
what he will do differently than his predecessors, what he has learned at
Oracle and what he will probably do differently or do the same thing. Two things
Google introduces Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory
Google announces that it will provide a managed service for Microsoft Active Directory (AD). The service should make it easier for AD users in the cloud to monitor and manage domain controllers.
AD traditionally runs on on premise servers. Today, more and more companies are migrating more and mor...
Google Cloud Platform now also suitable for VMware workloads
Google Cloud and VMware have partnered, so the cloud service now also supports VMware workloads. This is made possible via a platform managed by CloudSimple.
The new service allows customers to run VMware vSphere based workloads in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). CloudSimple is building a software ...