Welcome to issue #53 October 2nd, 2017

This week we have again ton of news, so just dive in :)



Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes

Google Container Engine - Kubernetes 1.8 takes advantage of the cloud built for containers - With release of Kubernetes 1.8, Google Container Engine gets nice improvements


Introducing Network Policy support for Google Container Engine, with Project Calico and Tigera - Kubernetes Network Policy allows you to easily specify the connectivity allowed within your cluster, and what should be blocked.

Compute Engine

Introducing nested virtualization for Google Compute Engine - In other words, run one or more virtual machines inside a Compute Engine Linux virtual machine - VMs inside of VMs

Cloud IoT

Announcing Cloud IoT Core public beta - With Cloud IoT Core, you can easily connect and centrally manage millions of globally dispersed IoT devices. When used as part of the broader Google Cloud IoT solution, you can ingest all your IoT data and connect to our state-of-the-art analytics services including Google Cloud Pub/Sub, Google Cloud Dataflow, Google Cloud Bigtable, Google BigQuery, and Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to gain actionable insights.

Google Cloud Platform

Extending per second billing in Google Cloud - Following Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform also switches to per second billing for Google Compute Engine.

App Engine PHP

PHP 7.1 for Google App Engine is generally available - The PHP 7.1 runtime is available for App Engine flexible environment

App Engine Java

Java 8 on App Engine standard environment is now generally available


Welcome Bitium to Google Cloud - Bitium provides enterprise customers with identity and access management solutions, including single sign-on and provisioning for cloud applications.

Announcing the GA of Elastic Cloud on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), More Options to Host Elasticsearch - Elastic Cloud is the only product on the market that comes with X-Pack features, support provided by Elastic technical engineers, and many other features like one-click upgrades, snapshots every 30 minutes, custom plugin support, Elastic’s popular map service for Kibana geo-visualizations, and a comprehensive set of out-of-the-box monitoring metrics and tools and now it's possible to use on Google Cloud Platform, starting with Standard subscription at $45/month.

Google Cloud Platform

Now live: Online practice exam for Cloud Architect certification - Now it's possible to see fake exam for Cloud Architect certification

Machine Learning

Cloud Job Discovery enters beta - With Cloud Job Discovery entering Beta, job search is supported in more than 100 language varieties.

Articles, Tutorials

App Engine Cloud Functions Cloud Speech API

Making audio searchable with Cloud Speech - Tutorial about how to extract audio from video and then text and it's time stamps which can be used for moving through video.

Cloud Dataprep

Google Cloud Dataprep - Data Handling Made Easier - Experience with Cloud Dataprep

Cloud Deployment Manager

Google Cloud Deployment Manager - Tutorial about Cloud Deployment Manager


Advantages of Running SAP on Google Cloud - Highlights of what makes Google Cloud Platform different especially for SAP workloads.

AWS Google Cloud Platform

AWS and GCP moves to per-second billing model - Short explanation of what changed on each cloud provider and what these changes really means to us — the customers.

Machine Learning TensorFlow

Estimators revisited: Deep Neural Networks - In this episode of Cloud AI Adventures, learn how to train on increasingly complex datasets by converting a linear model to a deep neural network!

Cloud ML TensorFlow

Genomic ancestry inference with deep learning - Examining an analytical technique for verifying the ancestry of a human DNA sample, and showing how to implement it as a system using Google Cloud Platform, TensorFlow and Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine.


How BeyondCorp can help businesses be more productive - Over the past few years, Google has been moving away from VPN-based security for our employees, and towards a trust model that's based on people and devices, rather than networks.

Cloud Vision API

A GIPHY engineering intern goes the GIF-stance with Google Cloud Vision

Cloud Spanner

How we built a brand new bank on GCP and Cloud Spanner: Shine - Description of creating bank in cloud.

Slides, Videos, Audio

Google + Machine Learning + Getting Started = Awesomeness, and Good Cucumbers

GCP Podcast - #96 Avere with Dave Elliott and Scott Jeschonek


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