With all the focus on Google Glass, new Maps features and Star Trek-ish conversations coming to Google Search everywhere (“OK Google…”) let’s not forget Google’s cloud computing moves:
Google Compute Engine – now available for everyone
New Compute Engine features:
- Sub-hour billing charges for instances in one-minute increments with a ten-minute minimum, so you don’t pay for compute minutes that you don’t use
- Shared-core instances provide smaller instance shapes for low-intensity workloads
- Advanced Routing features help you create gateways and VPN servers, and enable you to build applications that span your local network and Google’s cloud
- Large persistent disks support up to 10 terabytes per volume, which translates to 10X the industry standard
ISO 27001:2005 international security certification for Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and Google Cloud Storage.
Google App Engine adds PHP runtime
Google Cloud Datastore (AKA NoSQL)
Google Cloud Datastore is 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.
You can catch today’s live streams for two Google Cloud talks, or watch recordings of yesterdays, here.
This time next year we’ll probably just open up the Google home page, tap the mike, and ask, “OK, Google, what do I need to know about Google Cloud?”