Source: Last month today: GCP in May from Google Cloud Platform
By Christine Cignoli, GCP blog editor
When it comes to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), every month is chock full of news and information. We’re kicking off a monthly recap of key moments you may have missed.
Announcements about open source projects were some of the most-read this month.
Google Kubernetes Engine 1.10 debuted in May, and we had a lot to say about the new features that this version enables—from security to brand-new monitoring functionality via Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring to networking. Start with this post to see what’s new and how customers like Spotify are using Kubernetes Engine on Google Cloud.
And one of our recent posts also struck a chord, as two of our site reliability engineering (SRE) experts delved into the differences—and similarities—between SRE and DevOps. They have similar goals, mostly around creating flexible, agile dev environments, but SRE generally gets much more specific and prescriptive than DevOps in accomplishing them.
As you look for new ways to use GCP to run your business, our engineers are adding features and new releases to give you more power, resources and coverage.
First, we introduced ultramem Google Compute Engine machine types, which offer more memory and compute resources than any other Compute Engine VM instance. These machines types are especially useful for those of you running enterprise workloads that need a lot of memory, like data analytics or high-performance applications.
We’ve also been busy on the back-end in other ways too, as we continue adding new regional cloud computing infrastructure. Our third zone of the Singapore region opened in May, and we’ll open a Zurich region next year.
Stay tuned in June for more on the technologies behind Google Cloud—we’ve got lots up our sleeve.