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With Google Cloud Next ‘21 starting tomorrow, here’s a little warm-up for you with the most important updates to Google Cloud from September 2021:
1. Artifact Registry: Artifact Registry hits another milestone with language repository formats for Java, Node.js and Python now generally available, and OS repository formats in preview.
2. Google Cloud Skill Boost: Training more than 40 million new people on Google Cloud skills is just awesome.
4. GKE 1: GKE workloads metrics (currently in preview) take monitoring of GKE-based applications to the next level.
5. GKE 2: Cost optimization for GKE can be cumbersome. There is also plenty of information available on how to get it right. Hence, it’s great to see that Google Cloud keeps innovating and brings cost optimization options for GKE directly to the GKE interface with GKE cost optimization insights.
6. Web Application Security: Web applications face a lot of attacks. Among other things, Google Cloud offers Cloud Armor and Recaptcha Enterprise to help protect your apps from bots. Read more here.
7. App Engine: Simplifying things is always something I’m interested in, so here’s a nice article on how to make App Engine updates easier.
8. Cloud Security: The monthly must-read when it comes to cloud- and cyber security – “Cloud CISO Perspectives: September 2021” by Phil Venables, CISO of Google Cloud.
9. Quota Monitoring: Quota Monitoring is an often overlooked topic. Here’s a great solution developed by Google Cloud Professional Services that helps you monitor your quotas proactively.
10. Continuous Deployment (CD): The CD in CI/CD now gets its own managed service in Google Cloud (at least for GKE) – welcome Google Cloud Deploy.
11. Filestore Enterprise: Google Cloud recently announced Filestore Enterprise, the storage for your most demanding apps.
12. GKE 3: Backup for GKE (in preview) is “a simple, cloud-native way for you to protect, manage, and restore your containerized applications and data.”
13. Cloud Run: Cloud Run got a nice little update making it more usable for some special workloads. Read on to find more information on the new ability to allocate CPU for Cloud Run container instances even outside of request processing.
14. Big Query Data Ingestion: Nice article on how to improve your BigQuery incremental data ingestion pipelines.
That’s it for September. Enjoy Google Cloud Next ‘21 and stay safe & healthy!