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Google Cloud Platform Monthly: Key GCP Updates in February 2017

Andrew Gravell
Google Cloud Platform Monthly: Key GCP Updates in February 2017
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Highlights in February 2017

Google has launched the public beta of Google Cloud Spanner distributed relational database, taking aim at rival Amazon Web Services in the public cloud.

Business News

Snapchat spending $2 billion over 5 years for Google Cloud ZDNet. February 2nd.  Snapchat is running its business on Google Cloud and has agreed to spend $2 billion over the next five years with the search giant.

Pick Cloud Enters Partnership with Google Database Trends and Applications. February 2nd.  Pick Cloud, Inc. is joined the Google Cloud Compute Platform Technology Partner program to continue to provide rich cloud services to multivalued customers.

EU Certifies Google Data Transfer Contracts Comply With Privacy Rules  eWeek. February 6th. The European Union has confirmed that Google’s model contract clauses relating to international data transfers comply with rules regarding data privacy and protection.

Software AG Building Digital Business Platform on Google Cloud Database Trends and Applications. February 13th.  Software AG, a provider of enterprise infrastructure solutions, is collaborating with Google to make its webMethods Hybrid Integration Platform available on the Google Cloud Platform. Software AG will also provide its Digital Business Platform on the Google Cloud later in the year.

Technology News

Google pushes ahead to make its cloud better for Windows enterprise users ZDNet. February 2nd.  Google is looking to attract Microsoft enterprise customers with new beta versions of images for SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core for Google Compute Engine.

Google Pre-Installs SQL Server Enterprise on Cloud Platform VMs  eWeek. February 2nd. Google has announced beta availability of pre-configured images of Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on the Google Compute Engine infrastructure as a service.

Google throws a Cloud Spanner in the AWS works with public cloud database  Computer Business Review. February 15th.  Google has launched the public beta of Google Cloud Spanner distributed relational database, taking aim at rival Amazon Web Services in the public cloud.

Google Cloud boosts machine learning portfolio with Nvidia GPUs  Computer Business Review. February 22nd.  Google Cloud is to start offering Nvidia Tesla K80 GPU-based virtual machines to give a power boost to customers running deep learning projects.

 


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