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Last year, we announced the general-purpose N2D Compute Engine machine type based on the 2nd Generation AMD EPYC™ processor. Today, we are excited to announce that the N2D family now supports the latest 3rd Generation AMD EPYC processor. N2D VMs powered by 3rd Generation AMD EPYC processors deliver, on average, over 30% price-performance improvement across a variety of workloads …

  Today, Google Cloud announced the forthcoming public preview of its Computing Engine N2 machine family that is powered by 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (code-named “Ice Lake”). Google Cloud’s N2 virtual machines (VMs) offer 30 percent better price-performance1 for a wide variety of workloads compared with the previous generation. Read the full announcement on Google …

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, a scalable, secure, and highly available service that makes it easier for customers to monitor containerized applications. Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is fully compatible with open-source Prometheus and provides the same familiar time …

Imagine if you could remember everything you’ve ever done with perfect recall. Humans may not be able to, but databases don’t forget — every single alteration to your data can be recorded and logged, from an automated backup to a query. As such, logs are extremely useful when troubleshooting database behaviour. Cloud SQL uses Cloud Logging to store various …

Are you a network security engineer managing large shared VPCs with many projects and applications deployed, and struggling to clean up hundreds of firewall rules accumulated overtime in the VPC firewall rule set? Are you a network admin setting up open firewall rules to accelerate cloud migration, but later struggling to close them down without …

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the general availability of Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a new storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time. ONTAP is NetApp’s file system technology that has traditionally powered on-premises network-attached storage (NAS) and provides …

Google Cloud Functions provides a simple and intuitive developer experience to execute code from Google Cloud, Firebase, Google Assistant, or any web, mobile, or backend application. Oftentimes that code needs secrets—like API keys, passwords, or certificates—to authenticate to or invoke upstream APIs and services. While Google Secret Manager is a fully-managed, secure, and convenient storage system for such …

Guest post originally published on Msys Technology‘s blog by Akash Bakshi PaaS and IaaS are two of the earliest and most widely used cloud computing services. They are similar in some ways, yet fundamentally different types of platforms. In simple words, IaaS is the combination of PaaS, Operating System, Middleware, and Runtime. Enterprises must understand these …

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the AWS BugBust Challenge, the world’s first global competition for developers to collectively eliminate one million software bugs. With just a few clicks, developers from around the world can join the challenge by creating an AWS BugBust event for their organization in the …

One facet of our work as Customer Reliability Engineers—Google Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) tapped to help Google Cloud customers develop that practice in their own organizations—is advising operations or SRE teams to improve their operational maturity. We’ve noticed a recurring question cropping up across many of these discussions, usually phrased along the lines of “is what …