Google Cloud Platform

Google Protects its Own Cloud without Performance Loss

While the rest of the world experiences performance loss after applying the security updates to protect against Intel processor vulnerabilities, Google is suggesting that it has found a way to protect its cloud customers and still retain top execution performance. Google lays out the information in a blog titled “Protecting our Google Cloud customers from new vulnerabilities without impacting performance.” If you’ve been keeping up on the latest tech news, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the CPU security flaw that Google’s Project Zero disclosed last Wednesday. On Friday, we answered some of your questions and detailed how we are protecting Cloud customers. Today, we’d like to go into even more detail on how we’ve protected Google Cloud products against these speculative executi...

Service Health Status Dashboards for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

When things go bad in the Cloud, customers need to know where problems exist and when providers expect to have issues resolved. Each of the big Cloud providers (Amazon, Microsoft, and Google) all offer a web-based dashboard that is available to customers and the public: AWS: Azure: Google Cloud Platform:   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Google Covers Another Cloud Adoption Angle Through Partnership with Intel

Google’s hope is that companies want to move their on-premises operations completely to the cloud. Google has never had an on-premises play like Microsoft, so the predominantly search-focused company truly can’t speak to what Enterprises really want. Enterprises are focused solely on hybrid cloud operations these days and despite a lot of marketing play suggesting companies are marching to the cloud, that’s just not the case. Google’s cloud success is pinned on a full and complete migration from on-premises to the cloud, since the company has nothing of value to offer Enterprises that choose to keep certain functions in-house. But, through a new partnership with Intel announced today, you can expect the company will be working hard to convince Enterprises that cloud...