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Summary of Google Cloud Next ’17 – Day 2 Announcements

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Summary of Google Cloud Next ’17 – Day 2 Announcements
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Google Cloud Platform is holding the annual conference Google Next this week from March 8th to Mach 10th in San Francisco.

Here are the key product and service announcements from Day 2.


Google announced that they are the first public cloud provider to run Intel Skylake, a custom Xeon chip that delivers significant enhancements for compute-heavy workloads and a larger range of VM memory and CPU options.

3 New Regions

Google announced three new regions (the Netherlands, Canada, and California) where it plans to offer service. There is no mention of the timetable or services available in each location.

Cloud Spanner

A globally distributed relational database service that lets customers have their cake and eat it too: ACID transactions and SQL semantics, without giving up horizontal scaling and high availability. With Cloud Spanner, your database scales up and down as needed, and you’ll only pay for what you use.  It allows developers to write globally distributed apps with their existing programming skills. Google claims Spanner is good for operational workloads supported by traditional relational databases, including inventory management, financial transactions and control systems, that are outgrowing those systems.

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