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While 40% of food in America goes to waste, 35 million Americans (likely even more during this pandemic) are food-insecure—meaning they are without food or not sure where future meals will come from. In addition, food waste has been called the “world’s dumbest environmental problem.” As the pandemic continues, the food system is in the …

Google Cloud announced that the Vera C. Rubin Observatory has entered into a three-year agreement to host its Interim Data Facility (IDF) on Google Cloud Platform. This collaboration will enable Rubin Observatory to make more accurate astronomy predictions and scientific discoveries, ushering in a new era in large-scale scientific computing astronomy workloads. Until the telescope …

Whether your company is processing e-commerce transactions, producing goods or delivering IT services, you need to manage the flow of work across a variety of systems. And while it’s possible to manage those workflows manually or with general-purpose tools, doing so is much easier with a purpose-built product. Google Cloud has two workflow tools in …

We are announcing a new Terraform module for provisioning load balancers optimized for serverless applications. With this Terraform module, you can complete your load balancing task with a single module, instead of configuring many underlying network resources yourself in Terraform. In an earlier article, we showed you how to build a Cloud HTTPS Load Balancer …

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Siemens Smart Infrastructure, a business of the Siemens AG group focusing on energy distribution and intelligent buildings, is moving its SAP infrastructure to AWS. The business will migrate over 20 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems, based on SAP HANA, to AWS before …

One install, one cluster, snap! We’re excited to announce that EKS is available outside of AWS, on any Ubuntu system, with the EKS snap. This announcement builds on the existing collaboration between Amazon and Canonical to ensure the quality, security, and usability of Ubuntu-based EKS clusters on AWS. “Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D) builds on our …

On any given day, music streaming service Spotify might process an audio file a hundred different ways—identifying a track’s rhythm and tempo, timestamping beats, and measuring loudness—as well as more sophisticated processing, such as detecting languages and separating vocals from instruments. This might be done to develop a new feature, to help inform playlists and …

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced new Mac instances (EC2 Mac instances) for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Built on Mac mini computers, EC2 Mac instances enable customers to run on-demand macOS workloads in the AWS cloud for the first time ever, extending the flexibility, scalability, and cost benefits of AWS …

Intel and Google Cloud announced their collaboration to simplify enterprises’ ability to adopt and deploy cloud-first business models using their existing on-prem, self-managed hardware. The two organizations co-developed reference architectures optimized for the now-generally available “Anthos on bare metal” solution. Targeted at data center and edge computing use cases, customers can leverage the reference architectures to rapidly deploy enterprise-class applications on their existing …

Database Migration Service (DMS) provides high-fidelity, minimal downtime migrations for MySQL (Preview) and PostgreSQL (available in Preview by request) workloads to Cloud SQL. Since DMS is serverless, you don’t have to worry about provisioning, managing, or monitoring any migration-specific resources. In this post, we’ll focus on what is and is not included in database migration for MySQL, …