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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 …

Editor’s note: This is a guest blog by Idea Evolver and AstraZeneca Delivering better healthcare is increasingly dependent on technology. Recently, there has been movement towards self-managed healthcare via remote technology – a trend that accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of this are initiatives that directly empower consumers to obtain preventive therapies without a …

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 …

As traditional Moore’s law improvements slow down, we are now turning to custom chips to continue improving performance and efficiency. Innovations like Google’s Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) and Video Coding Units (VCUs) have been incredibly valuable at sustainably meeting the growing demand for machine learning and video distribution services, and we expect to see additional …

Over the last six months, we launched 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs (formerly code-named “Milan”) across our Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) families. We introduced the Tau VM family, targeting scale-out workloads. Tau VMs are the leader both in terms of performance and workload total cost of ownership (TCO) from any leading provider available today. We also refreshed …

In November 2021, we announced the general availability of Tau VMs. Since then, Google Cloud’s Tau VMs with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) have unlocked value for many customers who are now using Tau VMs for their production workloads, such as: Ascend, who achieved over 125% higher performance; Nylas, who gained over 40% higher price-performance; and …

This past year brought both new challenges and successes for our customers around the world. We thought life was going to return to normal… and then it didn’t. Despite the uncertainty, it was exciting to see customers make huge transformations in when, where, and how they run their businesses, with cloud infrastructure as a major …

Sure, Google Cloud offers world-class infrastructure, but one of the main reasons that customers choose our platform is to run their applications on one of our managed container platforms: Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), the most scalable and easy to use service from the company that invented Kubernetes; Anthos for managing containers in hybrid and multicloud …

Recently, models with billions or trillions of parameters have shown significant advances in machine learning capabilities and accuracy. For example, Google’s LaMDA model is able to engage in a free-flowing conversation with users about a large variety of topics. There is enormous interest within the machine learning research and product communities in leveraging large models …

The term “serverless” has infiltrated most cloud conversations, shorthand for the natural evolution of cloud-native computing, complete with many productivity, efficiency and simplicity benefits. The advent of modern “Functions as a Service” platforms like AWS Lambda and Google Cloud Functions heralded a new way of thinking about cloud-based applications: a move away from monolithic, slow-moving …