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Google Cloud now indicates which regions have the lowest carbon impact

Google Cloud now indicates the regions with the lowest carbon impact inside Cloud Console location selectors for Cloud Run and Datastream.  Regions that have a CFE percentage of at least 75% will be featured as a “Lowest CO2” region or a grid carbon intensity of no more than 200 gCO2eq/kWh.During pre-release tests, users were 19% … continue reading

Google joins O-RAN ALLIANCE

Google announced that it joined the O-RAN ALLIANCE, a worldwide community of mobile network operators, vendors, and research and academic institutions operating in the Radio Access Network (RAN) industry to help transform the telecommunications industry. RAN reduces the cost of ownership, scale, and overall complexity when it comes to mobile networks.  The alliance works to … 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

Google’s VM Manager gets new OS configuration management

Google is previewing new OS configuration management inside its VM Manager solution. VM Manager is a collection of infrastructure management tools designed to ease and automate the maintenance of large Compute Engine VM fleets. The company first introduced the solution at the beginning of this year.  “OS configuration management is an important way that administrators … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud Armor, Moogsoft updates, and AWS Incident Manager

Google Cloud has announced the general availability of Cloud Armor. Cloud Armor is a DDoS protection and Web-Application Firewall (WAF) service for Google Cloud. It absorbs network- and protocol-based attacks and mitigates OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities.  Cloud Armor Managed Protection Plus is a managed service that bundles DDoS protection, WAF capabilities, Adaptive Protection, efficient pricing, … continue reading

Anthos 1.7 comes with features to help anchor cloud journeys

Google has released the latest version of its managed application platform Anthos. Anthos 1.7 focuses on anchoring customers’ cloud journeys, creating a consistent operator experience, and establishing a familiar deployment target for developers.   The company believes that cloud journeys should be anchored to a single cloud because rather than bringing their current state to a … continue reading

GKE Autopilot takes managed Kubernetes to new heights

Google is adding new ways to work with its Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with a new operations solution for managed Kubernetes. GKE Autopilot manages infrastructure so teams can focus on their software.  “Until now, Kubernetes still involved a fair bit of manual assembly and tinkering to optimize it for your needs,” Drew Bradstock, group product … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cloud Operations Sandbox

Google is trying to bring Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) to its customers, and to that end it has released a new open-source project called the Cloud Operations Sandbox.  “Customers want to learn how to instrument services for observability and implement SRE best practices using tools Google Cloud has to offer, but without risking production environments,” … continue reading

Google Cloud donates credits to CNCF for Kubernetes

Google donates $3 million in cloud credits to CNCF to support Kubernetes

Google Cloud is continuing to help fund the Kubernetes project, which it initially created, by donating $3 million in cloud computing credits to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the organization that currently maintains the project.  This grant is a continuation of the company’s behavior since 2018, when it started its commitment of investing $3 … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Ansible Automation Platform 1.2, new Tardigrade integrations, and Google launches Voucher

Red Hat has announced the release of Ansible Automation Platform 1.2. The latest release focused on improving efficiency, increasing productivity, and controlling risk and expenses.  New features include a private Automation Hub, enhancements to the automation services catalog, and new Ansible-maintained Certified Content Collections for popular IT platforms.  Storj Labs introduces new integrations for Tardigrade … continue reading

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ITOps Times news digest: Google Anthos updates, Fastly acquires Signal Sciences, and Cisco acquires BabbleLabs

Google has made a number of new additions to its Anthos platform for running Kubernetes clusters in cloud and on-premises environments.  It added Speech-to-Text On-Prem, which leverages Google’s speech recognition models and provides full control over speech data to comply with data residency requirements It also introduced Anthos attached clusters, which let admins manage Kubernetes … continue reading

Google to protect cloud services with Private Service Connect

Google wants to make sure organizations are secure in the cloud, and is releasing Private Service Connect alpha to achieve that goal.  According to the company, as organizations start to take advantage of more cloud services, it can be challenging and complex to manage routing topologies, different networks, different organizations and the information being shared … continue reading

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