GCP This Month

GCP This Month: S3 sync support, GPU Pods on GKE Autopilot & new Google Cloud region for Kuwait!

Episode description

Mattias is back with the biggest GCP news to kick off 2023! This month, we look at Google adding support for AWS S3 with two updates – private authentication for S3 bucket origins in Cloud CDN, and severless sync between Cloud Storage and S3. Becoming GA this month: GPU Pods on GKE Autopilot, Log Analytics in Cloud Logging, and BigQuery multi-statement transactions. Happy new year!

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Quick jump to the Google Cloud news:
Introduction (0:00)
New Google Cloud region coming to Kuwait (0:27)
New Config Management Dashboard for multi-cluster K8s (0:52)
GPU Pods on GKE Autopilot now GA (1:11)
Log Analytics in Cloud Logging now GA (1:30)
BigQuery Multi-Statement Transactions now GA (1:47)
New Private Authentication for S3 bucket Origins in Cloud CDN (2:20)
New Serverless Synchronization between Cloud Storage and S3 (2:52)

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Series description

Welcome to GCP This Month! We've created this new show to let you all know about the awesome news, happenings, events and analysis on what Google is doing in the cloud space.In each episode, join our hosts Mattias Andersson and Tim Berry as they go through GCP quick bites to give you rapid-fire updates on various releases. We'll then move into the GCP Gems segment, and mention ACG's hand-picked releases from GCP, which are the releases we've found to be most interesting. We'll then finish up with any other notable news from Google or GCP. Finally, we'll end off with our GCP edition of Guru of the Month!

Hello and welcome to another month's  worth of Google Cloud announcements.   We've got another new region on the  way, new good stuff around Kubernetes,   plus two announcements that  relate to Amazon S3. But yes,   this is indeed still GCP This Month. I'm Mattias  Andersson, and we're covering January, 2023.   Google has just announced that they will be  building a new Google Cloud region in Kuwait. Now,   it's hard to say when this region might actually  go live, especially since the expansion to nearby   Doha, Qatar was announced almost three years ago,  but Google is clearly signaling investment in   the Middle East. And since Google is now up to a  very impressive 35 regions live around the world,  

they are definitely continuing to expand. Our next announcement is the new Config   Management Dashboard for monitoring  and managing configuration syncing   across multiple Anthos-managed Kubernetes  clusters. Bit of a mouthful eh. If you're   using the Anthos Config Sync service  to take advantage of GitOps practices,   then I'm sure you'll really appreciate this. Now, speaking of Kubernetes, GPU Pods are now   generally available on Google Kubernetes  Engine Autopilot. This means that when   your containers need to take advantage of  graphics processing units, you can still   take advantage of the GKEs Autopilot mode  to manage most of the hassles for you.  

Also now generally available is Log Analytics  in Cloud Logging, and there's no extra cost   for Log Analytics, beyond the normal Cloud  Logging charges I mean, even though it makes   use a BigQuery under the hood to search,  aggregate, and transform all your logs.   And speaking of BigQuery, one more key thing going  GA this month is multi-statement transactions in   BigQuery. Now, even though BigQuery is not  your traditional transactional database,   lots of people often wanna be able to use  it kind of like that. Whether it's because   they're synchronizing BigQuery with another  database, or just wanting to take advantage   of its serverless-ness. Anyway, you can now make  multiple statements within a transaction and have   it commit or roll back atomically. Okay,  let's move on to our gem for this month.  

This month's gem is a combination of two  separate announcements where Google is   adding support for Amazon Web Services  S3 buckets. The first one is that we   can now set up private authentication  for S3 bucket origins in Cloud CDN.   It's best practice to force requests to  go through your content delivery network   instead of allowing users to go around it. And  this is a key part of ensuring that across all   of your various origins. This new feature works  with the global external HTTPS load balancers.   Google's second announcement around S3 is  that the Storage Transfer Service, STS, now   supports serverless synchronization between Cloud  Storage buckets and S3 buckets. They call this  

"Event-Driven Transfer, a serverless, real-time  replication capability." And actually this also   supports synchronization between multiple  cloud storage buckets as well. So you could,   for example, keep multiple different environments  in sync, or make sure that you have the same   data across multiple regions, or whatever. But I  particularly love how this opens things up so that   your S3-based data in AWS can be automatically  brought into GCP so that you can use all of   Google's awesome data processing capabilities,  including analytics and machine learning stuff.   Now, under the hood, this uses PubSub on the  Google side or on the AWS side, the Simple   Queue Service SQS, the Storage Transfer Service  subscribes to these queues and takes care of   making sure that the data changes are replicated  ASAP. Check out the blog posts we've linked  

from the video description to get more details on  both what this can do and how you can set it up.   Well, okay, that's all the GCP news this  month, but I still have one last awesome   thing to tell you about. I mean, we all love  free stuff, so I think you'll be happy to hear   that our free courses on the ACG platform this  month include GCP Cost Optimization Deep Dive,   and Google Kubernetes Engine Deep Dive.  Did I mention they're free? Okay. Yeah,   of course I did. And there's no credit  card required to sign up either,   so why not start learning right now? You can  use the links in the video description. Alright,  

stay safe, take care of those around you,  and keep being awesome Cloud Gurus.

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