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Compute Engine “Open to All”; New Google Cloud Datastore, Cloud Endpoints, Cloud Console

Google Compute Engine, which enable any business or developer to use Google’s infrastructure for their applications is now “open to everyone in preview.”

Google notes, that “Compute Engine, App Engine, and Cloud Storage has now now completed ISO 27001:2005 certification.”

Google adds, that it’s now seeing increased usage with over 3 million applications and over 300,000 unique developers using Cloud Platform in a given month.

Google has launched several new features and significant behind the scenes improvements to Compute Engine today including:

First up, Sub-Hour Billing now offer more granular billing increments so you can run “short-lived workloads.” Now “all instances are charged for in one-minute increments with a ten-minute minimum,” so you don’t pay for compute minutes that you don’t use.

The new Shared-core instance types provide smaller instance shapes for low-intensity workloads. “Compute Engine’s new micro and small instance types are designed as a cost-effective option for running small workloads that don’t need a lot of CPU power, like development and test workloads,” Google informs.

Google has also increased the size of Persistent Disks that can be attached to instances by up to 8,000%. “You can now attach up to 10 terabytes of persistent disk to a Compute Engine virtual machine, giving you plenty of persistent storage for a wide variety of applications,” Google said.

Advanced Routing Capabilities help you create gateways and VPN servers, and enable you to build applications that span your local network and Google’s cloud

“Compute Engine now supports software-defined routing capabilities based on our broad SDN innovation. These capabilities are designed to handle your advanced network routing needs like configuring instances to function as gateways, configuring VPN servers and building applications that span your local network and Google’s cloud,” Google added.

To get started, just go to the Google Cloud Console, select Compute Engine and click the “New Instance” button–or, those new, can sign-up here.

Google Cloud Console

Google also introduced today Google Cloud Datastore, a fully managed and schemaless solution for storing non-relational data.

Based on the popular App Engine High Replication Datastore, “Cloud Datastore is a standalone service that features automatic scalability and high availability while still providing powerful capabilities such as ACID transactions, SQL-like queries, indexes and more,” informs Google.

“”Cloud Datastore” builds off the strong growth and performance of HRD, which has over 1PB of data stored, 4.5 trillion transactions per month and a 99.95% uptime,” Google wrote.

Features of Cloud Datastore includes:

  • “Built-in query support: near SQL functionality that allows you to search, sort and filter across multiple indexes that are automatically maintained
  • ACID transactions: data consistency (both Strong and Eventual) that spans multiple replicas and requests
  • Automatic scaling: built on top of Google’s BigTable infrastructure, the Cloud Datastore will automatically scale with your data
  • High availability: by utilizing Google’s underlying Megastore service, the Cloud Datastore ensures that data is replicated across multiple datacenters and is highly available
  • Local development environment: the Cloud Datastore SDK provides a full-featured local environment that allows you to develop, iterate and manage your Cloud Datastore instances efficiently
  • Free to get started: 50k read & write operations, 200 indexes, and 1GB of stored data for free per month,” informs Google.

In addition to Computer Engine, Google App Engine 1.8.0 available today comes with included “limited preview of the PHP runtime.”

With the PHP runtime integrated, user can run open source apps like WordPress–in addition, to deep integration with other parts of Cloud Platform including: “Google Cloud SQL and Cloud Storage.”

Additionally, Google also making it easire building modularized applications on App Engine–with the “ability to partition apps into components with separate scaling, deployments, versioning and performance settings.”

Google Cloud Endpoints and Google Cloud Console also launched.

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