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GCP arrives in Canada with launch of Montréal region

Our fifteenth Google Cloud Platform region and first region in Canada is now open for you to build applications and store data, and promises to significantly improve latency for GCP customers and end users in the area.*
The new Montréal region, northamerica-northeast1, joins Oregon, Iowa, South Carolina and Northern Virginia in North America and makes it easier to build highly available, performant applications using resources across those geographies.
Hosting applications in the new region can improve latency by up to 90% for end users in Montréal, compared to hosting them in the closest region. Please visit www.gcping.com to see how fast Montréal is for yourself.

Google Cloud Platform opens region in the Netherlands

Our fourteenth Google Cloud Platform region, located in the Netherlands, is now open for you to build applications and store your data.

The new Netherlands region, europe-west4, joins Belgium, London and Frankfurt in Europe and makes it easier to build highly available, performant applications using resources across those geographies.


Expanding our global infrastructure with new regions and subsea cables

At Google, we've spent $30 billion improving our infrastructure over three years, and we’re not done yet. From data centers to subsea cables, Google is committed to connecting the world and serving our Cloud customers, and today we’re excited to announce that we’re adding three new submarine cables, and five new regions.

We’ll open our Netherlands and Montreal regions in the first quarter of 2018, followed by Los Angeles, Finland, and Hong Kong – with more to come. Then, in 2019 we’ll commission three subsea cables: Curie, a private cable connecting Chile to Los Angeles; Havfrue, a consortium cable connecting the U.S. to Denmark and Ireland; and the Hong Kong-Guam Cable system (HK-G), a consortium cable interconnecting major subsea communication hubs in Asia.

Together, these investments further improve our network—the world’s largest—which by some accounts delivers 25% of worldwide internet traffic. Companies like PayPal leverage our network and infrastructure to run their businesses effectively.

“At PayPal, we process billions of transactions across the globe, and need to do so securely, instantaneously and economically. As a result, security, networking and infrastructure were key considerations for us when choosing a cloud provider,” said Sri Shivananda, PayPal’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “With Google Cloud, we have access to the world’s largest network, which helps us reach our infrastructure goals and best serve our millions of users.”

Curie cable
Our investment in the Curie cable (named after renowned scientist Marie Curie) is part of our ongoing commitment to improve global infrastructure. In 2008, we were the first tech company to invest in a subsea cable as a part of a consortium. With Curie, we become the first major non-telecom company to build a private intercontinental cable.

By deploying our own private subsea cable, we help improve global connectivity while providing value to our customers. Owning the cable ourselves has some distinct benefits. Since we control the design and construction process, we can fully define the cable’s technical specifications, streamline deployment and deliver service to users and customers faster. Also, once the cable is deployed, we can make routing decisions that optimize for latency and availability.

Curie will be the first subsea cable to land in Chile in almost 20 years. Once deployed, Curie will be Chile’s largest single data pipe. It will serve Google users and customers across Latin America.

Havfrue cable
To increase capacity and resiliency in our North Atlantic systems, we’re working with Facebook, Aqua Comms and Bulk Infrastructure to build a direct submarine cable system connecting the U.S. to Denmark and Ireland. This cable, called Havfrue (Danish for “mermaid”), will be built by TE SubCom and is expected to come online by the end of 2019. The marine route survey, during which the supplier determines the specific route the cable will take, is already underway.

HK-G cable
In the Pacific, we’re working with RTI-C and NEC on the Hong Kong-Guam cable system. Together with Indigo and other existing subsea systems, this cable creates multiple scalable, diverse paths to Australia, increasing our resilience in the Pacific. As a result, customers will experience improved capacity and latency from Australia to major hubs in Asia. It will also increase our network capacity at our new Hong Kong region.

The Google network offers better reliability, speed and security performance as compared with the nondeterministic performance of the public internet, or other cloud networks. The Google network consists of fiber optic links and subsea cables between 100+ points of presence, 7500+ edge node locations, 90+ Cloud CDN locations, 47 dedicated interconnect locations and 15 GCP regions.

Google Cloud Platform in 2017


As we pulled the data for this post, some definite themes emerged about your interests when it comes to GCP:
  1. You love to hear about advanced infrastructure: CPUs, GPUs, TPUs, better network plumbing and more regions.
  2. How we harden our infrastructure is endlessly interesting to you, as are tips about how to use our security services.
  3. Open source is always a crowd-pleaser, particularly if it presents a cloud-native solution to an age-old problem.
  4. You’re inspired by Google innovation — unique technologies that we developed to address internal, Google-scale problems. So, without further ado, we present to you the most-read stories of 2017.

Announcing can’t-miss sessions on big data and AI

Не пропустите эти только что объявленные сессии для Cloud OnAir: Путешествие с больших данных в AI. Независимо от того, являетесь ли вы новичком в искусственном интеллекте или опытным профессионалом, эти углубленные сессии могут помочь вам преобразовать данные в реальные идеи.
Вот краткий взгляд на некоторые из 20 + сеансов, которые будут показаны.
Big Data track — Узнайте, как быстро и уверенно погрузиться в свои данные с 30-минутными сеансами, такими как:
  • Хранилище данных Reimagine с помощью Google BigQuery: что нового и что нового?
  • Интеллектуальный Интернет вещей: начните анализ ваших глобальных данных устройства для анализа в реальном времени
  • Zen Руководство по подготовке данных для аналитики: обучение и передовая практика
AI track — получите представление о том, как заставить AI работать для вас, в том числе:
  • Курс краха API-интерфейсов Google Cloud Machine Learning
  • Переосмысление беседы с облачной речью и диалоговым потоком
Ускоренное машинное обучение в облаке: графические процессоры, облачные TPU и многое другое
Чат в реальном времени с экспертами Google Cloud на этом глобальном онлайн-мероприятии, чтобы узнать, как ИИ может разблокировать мощь ваших данных. Следите за полным списком сессий и не забудьте зарегистрироваться сегодня.

DNSSEC now available in Cloud DNS

Today, we're excited to announce that Google is adding DNSSEC support (beta) to our fully managed Google Cloud DNS service. Now you and your users can take advantage of the protection provided by DNSSEC without having to maintain it once it's set up.
Why is DNSSEC an important add-on to DNS?
Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) adds security to the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol by enabling DNS responses to be validated. Having a trustworthy Domain Name System (DNS) that translates a domain name like www.example.com into its associated IP address is an increasingly important building block of today’s web-based applications. Attackers can hijack this process of domain/IP lookup and redirect users to a malicious site through DNS hijacking and man-in-the-middle attacks. DNSSEC helps mitigate the risk of such attacks by cryptographically signing DNS records. As a result, it prevents attackers from issuing fake DNS responses that may misdirect browsers to nefarious websites.
Google Cloud DNS and DNSSEC
Cloud DNS is a fast, reliable and cost-effective Domain Name System that powers millions of domains on the internet. DNSSEC in Cloud DNS enables domain owners to take easy steps to protect their domains against DNS hijacking and man-in-the-middle attacks. Advanced users may choose to use different signing algorithms and denial-of-existence types. We support several sizes of RSA and ECDSA keys, as well as both NSEC and NSEC3. Enabling support for DNSSEC brings no additional charges or changes to the terms of service.