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Google Cloud Platform New Issue Tracker, No-cost VM Migration Tool to GCP from CloudEndure

Google introduces its internal “Issue Tracker” tool facilitating better collaboration between the Cloud Platform and customer. To this end, all the existing issues are migrated from the old code.google.com tracker to Issue Tracker hosted at issuetracker.google.com.

Left: Google Code issue tracker, right: new Google Issue Tracker
Left: Google Code issue tracker, right: new Google Issue Tracker

Google Issue Tracker, by default only displays issues assigned to customers, but can easily change to show a hotlist of choice like “a bookmark group or saved searches.” It also allows to quickly view all issues that are starred. For better notification, you can adjsut settings by clicking gear icon in the top right corner and selecting settings.

For information about how to create, edit, search and group issues, check out the getting started with Google Issue Tracker documentation.

Here are few things that can be done with new Issue Tracker:

Search for product-specific issues from code.google.com in the Issue Tracker, including any issue reported, commented on or starred. When you open any code.google.com issue link, it’ll automatically redirect you to the new system.

Issue Tracker organizes issues into a component hierarchy and let you drill down to a particular product’s issues. For example, “you can view all Google App Engine or Google Compute Engine issues, which correspond to the old tracker’s full issue list for App Engine and Compute Engine,” writes the team.

“You can find links to each product’s issues in the support documentation. To search within those issues, leave the component ID in the search bar; removing it will search public issues from all Google products.”

Google and CloudEndure, now providing a no cost, self-service migration tool for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers, that allows you to migrate virtual machines and physical servers into GCP with near-zero downtime and little to no disruption.

The joint CloudEndure/GCP VM Migration Service is offered at no charge, “although customers may incur costs for machines created as well as ephemeral helper instances that orchestrate the migration,” wrties the team.

To get started with the new service, see this tutorial.

Google Cloud CDN 80 Plus PoP
Google Cloud CDN 80 Plus PoP

Google Cloud CDN, now generally available offering a choice and speed to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers with number of new CDNs joining the CDN ecosystem.

Some of Google Cloud CDN providers delivering currently to GCP customers include: “Akamai, Cloudflare, Fastly, Level 3, Verizon, and Limelight Networks.”

Google at Cloud Next 17, will also launch a new user interface (UI) for Google Cloud CDN, with a separate navigation bar for CDN configuration and reporting, in addition to keeping existing checkbox for enabling it via Load Balancing UI. Here’s a preview of the new CDN UI:

New Google Cloud CDN UI with Septate Navigation Bar
New Google Cloud CDN UI with Septate Navigation Bar

Here are Google Cloud CDN highlights:

  • Google Cloud CDN is delivered on Google’s high performance global network and edge infrastructure. Google Cloud CDN uses Google’s globally distributed 80+ locations of presence to accelerate content delivery for websites and applications served out of Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage, reducing latency and serving costs.
  • Google Cloud CDN does not charge extra for HTTPS (TLS) traffic.
  • Google Cloud CDN is integrated into GCP. Once you’ve set up HTTP(S) Load Balancing, you can enable Cloud CDN with a single checkbox as shown below:
  • Checkbox to enable Google Cloud CDN Load balancing
    Checkbox to enable Google Cloud CDN Load balancing
  • Cedexis, provides visibility into latency, throughput and availability of leading CDN providers.
  • CDN Interconnect allows select CDN providers to establish direct interconnect links so that customers egressing network traffic from GCP through one of these links can benefit from direct connectivity to CDN providers as well as Interconnect pricing.

In collaboration with Coursera, Google launched a series of on-demand GCP training courses range in skills levels from beginner to advanced and include topics like cloud fundamentals, operations, security, data analytics and machine learning.

To get trained on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), visit the Coursera/Google catalogue.

Google also kicks off the next chapter of the series, highlighting how Google Cloud Graphite team making open source software work great with GCP—this episode featuring HashiCorp’s open-source DevOps tools and how to use them with GCP.

HashiCorp open source tools simplify application delivery, helping users provision, secure and run infrastructure for any applications.

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