Topic: google cloud

Canonical releases Ubuntu image for Google Cloud’s Tau T2A VMs

Google Cloud and Canonical, the company that releases Ubuntu, have announced that they have released a new Ubuntu image to be used for the preview of Google Cloud’s Tau T2A virtual machines (VMs). Tau T2A is Google Cloud’s VM for running on Arm architectures.  “With the launch of T2A VMs on Google Cloud and corresponding … continue reading

Google Cloud acquires Mandiant for $5.4 billion

Google entered into a definitive agreement to acquire threat intelligence provider Mandiant for approximately $5.4 billion. Upon the close of the acquisition, Mandiant will join Google Cloud. Mandiant gathers research from more than 300 intelligence analysts to power its dynamic cyber defense solutions that are delivered through the managed multi-vendor XDR platform, Mandiant Advantage. Together … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud acquires Siemplify; 1NCE and AWS partnership; and Ontic updates Real-Time Threat Detection

Google Cloud has acquired Siemplify, which is a provider of security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). According to Google Cloud, this acquisition will enable it to further its vision of offering a modern threat management stack that will empower customers to go beyond security event and information management (SIEM) and extended detection and response (XDR) … continue reading

ITOps news digest: AWS announces the availability of Amazon EC2 R6i instances, Red Hat bolters partnerships, IOTech partners with Google Cloud

The general availability of Amazon EC2 R6i instances are designed for memory-intensive workloads. ​​Like M6i and C6i instances, these new R6i instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, building blocks that can offload a lot of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated, delivering high performance, high availability, and highly secure cloud instances. The new … continue reading

Google Cloud Next ‘21: Google Distributed Cloud, Google Cloud Cortex Framework, and Vertex AI Workbench

Google Cloud Next ‘21 kicked off today, and Google utilized the event to announce a number of updates to its cloud offerings.  One new addition to the Google Cloud portfolio is Google Distributed Cloud, which includes software and hardware to extend the Google Cloud infrastructure to the edge and data centers. It is intended for … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Pure Fusion from Pure Storage, Cloudflare’s R2 Storage, and Sysdig and Google Cloud announce partnership

Pure Storage has announced the release of Pure Fusion, which is a self-service, autonomous storage solution. Pure Fusion pools storage arrays into availability zones and automates tasks like workload placement, workload mobility, and fleet rebalancing.  Pure Fusion also includes an API framework that operations teams and end users can use to interact with storage in … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud Catalyst Program, Untangle Command Center updates, and Cloudflare Early Hints support

Google has announced new capabilities to help VMware users ease their migration of workloads to Google Cloud. Through its new Google Cloud Catalyst Program, it will offer one-time Google Cloud credits to offset existing VMware licenses, the ability to apply earned credits across any Google Cloud service, and the ability to earn more credits during … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud release new threat detection service

Palo Alto Networks just announced an expansion to its partnership with Google Cloud to help make cloud adoption more secure. Together they are releasing Cloud IDS, which is a threat detection service.  “Businesses are betting on the cloud for their most important initiatives, and one of the most fundamental factors to their success will be … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud’s predictive autoscaling, New Relic One + Azure Spring Cloud, and Taoglas acquires Smartsensor Technologies

Google Cloud has announced predictive autoscaling to automatically anticipate future infrastructure capacity needs. The new capability will create VMs when it predicts upcoming demand and provides enough time for applications to initialize in them.  It makes these predictions based on an instance group’s CPU history. It also adjusts forecasts based on recurring load patterns.  Customers … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud’s Grafana plugin, NS1’s traffic automation platform, and Quantum and Supermicro collaboration

Google Cloud has announced updates to its Cloud Monitoring plugin for Grafana. It has added sample dashboards for Google Cloud services, a deeper link between Grafana and Google Cloud Monitoring, an improved query interface, and a new Monitoring Query Language (MQL) interface.  “The observability of metrics is a key factor for a successful operations team, … continue reading

Google Cloud launches new virtual machine family Tau VMs

Google Cloud announced a new virtual machine family, Tau VMs, that delivers price-performance for scale-out workloads.  The first instance type in the Tau VM family, T2D, is based on Gen AMD EPYC processors and it enables the VMs to scale out workloads of any public cloud provider available today.  According to Google, Tau VMs offer … continue reading

Diagram of Google Cloud's Network Connectivity Center

Google Cloud announces new networking solution: Network Connectivity Center

Google has announced the Network Connectivity Center to simplify on-premise and cloud networking. The new center is designed to provide planet-scale network management, tackling complex networks and connectivity needs.  “As you shift to a cloud-first strategy, you have to manage the complexity of connecting resources across on-prem locations and the cloud to ensure access to … continue reading

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