Google cloud has announced a number of innovations at its annual flagship event. These announcements span the company’s open cloud infrastructure, data cloud, collaboration technology, and cybersecurity technology.
To help organizations with their cloud deployments regardless of location, Google announced Google Distributed Cloud, a portfolio of fully managed hardware and software solutions that extends infrastructure and services to the edge and data centers. Built on Anthos, an open source-based platform that unifies application and infrastructure management across the premises, the edge, and across multiple public clouds, the first products in this portfolio include:
1. Google Distributed Cloud Edge – Available in preview today, this product brings Google Cloud infrastructure and services to where data is generated and consumed. It is ideal for running on-premises data processing, low-latency edge computing workloads, modernizing on-premises environments, and deploying private 5G / LTE solutions in a variety of industries. The solution builds on Google Cloud telecom solutions and enables CSPs to run workloads on Intel and NVIDIA technologies to deliver new edge and 5G use cases.
2. Google Distributed Cloud Hosted – Available in preview in the first half of 2022, Google Distributed Cloud Hosted offers customers a secure way to modernize on-premises deployments, whether they choose to do it themselves or host through a partner of designated trust. It does not require connectivity to Google Cloud at any time to manage infrastructure, services, APIs or tools. Instead, it uses a local control plane managed by Anthos for operations, supporting public sector customers and business entities that have strict data residency, security or privacy requirements.
Data and analytics
To help customers build modern data architectures with real-time analytics and power their data-driven mission-critical applications, Google Cloud announced new updates including:
1. BigQuery Omni General Availability (GA): BigQuery Omni addresses complex data management in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Now at GA, it enables organizations to run analytics in the cloud with data on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
2. Spark on Google Cloud – Available in preview, Spark on Google Cloud is claimed to be the world’s first serverless, autoscale Spark service for the Google Cloud data platform. This new service enables customers to scale infinitely, regardless of whether they start in BigQuery, Dataproc, Dataplex, or Vertex AI.
3. Partnership with Salesforce Tableau – The company also announced a partnership with Salesforce Tableau that provides a BI experience that enables Tableau users to seamlessly analyze BigQuery data, reap the benefits of Looker’s semantic model, and launch Tableau directly from Google Sheets.
Google Work space
Google Workspace enables more than 3 billion users to communicate and collaborate by creating a digital location to work. It offers support tools like Smart Canvas and provides products like Docs, Gmail, Meet, and Chat to address the requirements of frontline workers. Today, Google Workspace announced:
1. A new Atlassian Jira integration that helps people create new tickets and monitor issues within the platform.
2. Gmail AppSheet integration that allows anyone, even those who don’t code, to create email applications for tasks like budget approvals, vacation requests, and more.
3. An expanded partnership with Citrix to ensure hybrid and distributed workers have secure, low-latency access to virtualized desktops and applications from anywhere.
4. Security innovations in Google Workspace, including client-side encryption for Meet that gives customers control over encryption keys, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Chat to prevent sensitive information from leaking out. of an organization.
To address the security challenges facing organizations in all industries today, the company made two announcements:
1. Google’s New Cybersecurity Action Team – This security advisory team aims to help governments and businesses use Google’s own security practices to guide, educate and inform the transformation of security, intelligence threat and cybersecurity policy.
2. New Work Safer Program: Work Safer is a new security program planned to meet the needs of all organizations, many of which rely on legacy technology and often lack the expertise to fully address growing challenges safety associated with hybrid work. The offering is intended to give you access to security for email, meetings, messages, documents, and more. Bring together the cloud-native and zero-trust solutions of Google Workspace with solutions from Google and its cybersecurity partners, CrowdStrike and Palo Alto Networks.
The tech giant has launched innovations to help customers take immediate climate action:
1. Carbon Footprint is available to all customers today at no charge in the Cloud Console so they can report on the carbon emissions associated with their use of Google Cloud Platform and measure, track and report on progress against their climate goals.
2. Google Earth Engine is now available in preview as part of Google Cloud Platform. Combined with other geospatial-enabled products such as BigQuery, Cloud AI, and Google Maps Platform, Earth Engine enables businesses to track, monitor, and predict changes to the Earth’s surface due to extreme weather events or human-caused activities, helping them save on operating costs. better mitigate and manage risks and be more resilient to the threats of climate change.
3. The Neglected Project Recommender is a new feature that uses machine learning to identify projects that are likely to be abandoned, flagging them so organizations can easily choose to eliminate them, reducing their carbon emissions, saving money, and mitigating security risks.