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.



cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/01/Google-Cloud-Platform-opens-region-in-the-Netherlands.html

Google Cloud Platform in 2017

cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/12/what-a-year-Google-Cloud-Platform-in-2017.html

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.

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Release notes




Kubernetes 1.3 GA on Container Engine
The latest version of the Kubernetes open-source container management system is now generally available on Google Container Engine. This release includes increased scale and automation, cross-cluster federated services, and support for stateful applications.
cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/07/Kubernetes-1.3-on-tap-for-Google-Container-Engine.html


Cloud Bigtable GA
Bigtable, Cloud Platform’s fully managed NoSQL database service for large-scale analytical and operational workloads, is GA. It’s the same database that powers Google services like Search, Gmail, and Maps.
cloud.google.com/bigtable/

NETWORKING
Cloud Content Delivery Network (CDN) GA
Cloud CDN, now GA, securely caches and serves content from a single IP address. Fifty edge cache locations worldwide store content closer to users for reduced latency and cost.
Cloud Router GA
Now GA, Cloud Router quickly and securely connects on-premise networks to Cloud Platform. Cloud Router also dynamically routes enterprise-grade VPNs and manages topology changes to eliminate traffic disruption.

Announcing lower prices for Google Cloud Platform

As the core of any cloud workload, compute should be affordable, fast and scalable. That's why in October, we lowered the price of Compute Engine by 10% for all instance types in every region. On November 4th at Google Cloud Platform Live, we announced additional price reductions for networking and storage products.

Networking
As more of our customers manage traffic to and from instances and the Internet, we've lowered egress prices as much as 47% across Asia-Pacific to match prices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Due to their particular costs, egress to China and Australia will be priced separately from the rest of Asia-Pacific, with China rates increasing March 1st, 2015. Developers can lower egress costs further by peering with Google via Google Cloud Interconnect at preferential rates.

Persistent Disk
The price for SSD Persistent Disk has dropped by 48% to $0.17 per GB/Month, still with no separate fee for I/O operations. Storage for Persistent Disk snapshots is now the same price as standard Google Cloud Storage: $0.026 per GB/Month, a 79% reduction. Beginning March 1st, 2015, restores of Persistent Disk snapshots will be subject to the same egress fees as other Compute Engine network traffic.

Cloud SQL
We've dropped the price of our biggestCloud SQL instances — D4, D8, D16, and D32 — by 25%. This applies to both Packaged and Per-Use billing plans.

BigQuery
The price of BigQuery storage has dropped by 23% to $0.02 per GB/Month, the same price as Google Cloud Storage's popular Durable Reduced Availability (DRA) storage class.

With some of the lowest prices in the industry, Compute Engine helps developers gain the performance and consistency of Google's worldwide network. Now it's more affordable than ever to deploy large clusters, handle giant data sets and work more efficiently in the cloud.