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Saving money never goes out of style. Today, many of our customers use Compute Engine resource-based committed use discounts (CUDs) to help them save on steady-state compute usage within a specific machine family and region. As part of our commitment to offer more flexible and easy ways for you to manage your spend, we now …

Meeting the rapidly growing demands of our customers’ high performance computing and data-intensive workloads requires deep innovation — at Google Cloud, we know we can’t rely on ever-faster CPUs alone, like Moore’s Law has enabled in the past. Customers can either optimize their workloads for a given platform, or we can offer them a platform …

When developing services with Compute Engine, our customizable compute service that lets you create and run virtual machines on Google’s infrastructure, you’ll likely find yourself frequently switching between your code editor, terminal, and the Google Cloud Console. Cloud Code is a set of IDE plugins for popular IDEs like VS Code and IntelliJ that make it easier …

Organizations that are developing ever larger, scale-out applications will leave no stone unturned in their search for a compute platform that meets their needs. For some, that means looking to the Arm® architecture. Known for delivering excellent performance per watt efficiency, Arm-based chips are already ubiquitous in mobile devices, and have proven themselves for supercomputing workloads. …

A GCP Compute Engine managed instance group (MIG) supports any VM configuration that you need, and it helps manage the VMs for you. For example, when a VM in a MIG unexpectedly stops running, the MIG recreates that VM according to the configuration that you set. You can also set up an application-based health check …

Relational databases are great at processing transactions, but they’re not designed to run analytics at scale. If you’re a data engineer or a data analyst, you may want to continuously replicate your operational data into a data warehouse in real time, so you can make timely, data driven business decisions. In this blog,  we will …

One of the best practices for managing your virtual machines in the cloud is to rely on smart automation for certain tasks. When done this way you can save cloud and IT teams a tremendous amount of time and toil, especially for tasks like VM state validation which we’ll talk about in this blog. Let’s …

When IT operators and architects begin their journey with Google Cloud, Day 0 observability needs tend to focus on infrastructure and aim to address questions about resource needs, a plan for scaling, and similar considerations. During this phase, developers and DevOps engineers also make a plan for how to get deep observability into the performance …

One of the best aspects of the cloud is the ability to purchase and use only what you need. This enables you to take advantage of modern and performant computing while fine tuning cost optimization. With Suspend/Resume, Generally Available today, you have even more control over your Google Cloud resource consumption. Similar to closing the …

San Francisco’s roads are a notoriously tough place for people to drive. Narrow streets, busy pedestrian traffic, and an extensive network of bicycle routes make driving through San Francisco roughly 40 times more complex than driving in a suburban environment, according to Cruise data. This level of complexity makes San Francisco, America’s second densest city, …