Google Compute Engine that offer developers everywhere access to Google's computing infrastructure--is today onwards available to everyone who purchase of Gold Support--and "no longer" it needs an invitation or a conversation with sales to get access.
In addition, Google has also reduced the prices for all instance types by an average of 4%.
Now, starting at $400/month, "Gold support gives you a direct relationship with experienced support engineers to help you get started or troubleshoot issues across the Google Cloud Platform products" informs Google.
Those interested can try Compute Engine, by signing up here.
Also, Google has expanded geographic coverage, added new instance types, released new features, and made improvements behind the scenes.
Major features including:
- Option to boot from persistent disks mounted as the root file system, persistent disk snapshots, the ability to checkpoint and restore the contents of network resident persistent disks on demand, and the ability to attach and detach persistent disks from running instances.
- Improved administration console, the Google Cloud Console (preview), which allows you to administer all your Google Cloud Platform services via a unified interface.
- Five new instance type families (diskless versions of our standard instance types, plus diskful and diskless versions of high-memory and high-cpu configurations), with 16 new instance types.
- Two new supported zones in Europe, which provide lower latency and higher performance for our European customers. We've also made it easy to migrate virtual machine instances from one zone to another via an enhancement to our gcutil command line tool.
- An enhanced metadata server, with the ability to support recursive queries, blocking gets and selectable response formats, along with support for updating virtual machine tags and metadata on running instances (which enables dynamic reconfiguration scenarios).