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Next OnAir as it happens: All the announcements in one place

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Across our keynote presentations and breakout sessions over the nine weeks of Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir, we’ll be sharing a wealth of news and updates on all things cloud. And we want to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Check back in with this blog each week to see a running list of what’s happened—and what’s to come.

Week 3

Week three of Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir was all about our best-in-class cloud infrastructure, and how to use it to easily run your most demanding applications. 

  • We shared recent enhancements to Google Cloud’s global infrastructure, as well as new deployment options and functionality you can take advantage of. 

  • The new Grace Hopper subsea cable will connect the U.S., U.K., and Spain. When it’s commissioned in 2022, it will be one of the first new transatlantic cables to go live since 2003.

  • By taking a service-centric approach to networking and abstracting the underlying infrastructure, Private Service Connect makes it easy to connect services across different networks and organizations, and protect your network traffic.

  • Google Cloud Armor helps protect your websites and applications from exploit attempts, as well as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

  • The new Rapid Assessment & Migration Program (RAMP) provides a holistic, end-to-end migration program that enables a simpler and faster path to success for our customers and partners.

Week 2

Remote work has never been more important, and this week’s G Suite announcements focused on how we’re supporting people and organizations working together, even while apart. For a more detailed look at the week, read our week 2 recap of Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir.

  • Last week we announced a better home for work inside G Suite. This week’s solution keynote from Javier Soltero, G Suite’s vice president and GM, offered more on what’s new in G Suite, and what’s to come—watch it here. You can also read Javier's Forbes article on why cloud-based productivity tools have never been more important.

  • We shared a number of stories about organizations using G Suite to re-imagine not only how their teams communicate and collaborate, but how they serve their own customers and support their communities. We heard from organizations in the UK and Ireland and shared new stories from customers like Activision Blizzard King and KIA Motors. In a breakout session, PwC also shared lessons learned from its five-year journey to migrate 275,000+ users to G Suite—watch it here.

  • We announced new G Suite security updates in Gmail, Meet, and Chat, as well as new ways to help IT admins easily manage and secure devices in the Admin Console.

  • We shared more on new G Suite developer platform features and tools.

  • We made AppSheet, Google Cloud’s no-code app-development solution, available at no charge to G Suite Essentials customers through Sept. 30.

Week 1

From major customer news, to solutions for every industry, to first-of-its-kind product announcements, week one of Next OnAir kicked off with a bang. For a more detailed look at the week, read our week 1 recap of Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir.

  • After an inspiring intro from Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Next OnAir kicked off with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian sharing an overview of our strategy and how we’re helping businesses grow and transform digitally. Read Thomas’ blog post or watch the keynote.
  • We shared a number of new customer stories including our work with Deutsche BankFOX SportsProcter & GambleGroup RenaultTelefónica and Verizon.
  • We announced BigQuery Omni, in private alpha, a flexible, multi-cloud analytics solution, powered by Anthos, that allows you to cost-effectively access and securely analyze data stored across Google Cloud, AWS, and Azure (coming soon), all without leaving the familiar BigQuery user interface. 
  • We announced our first Confidential Computing product—Confidential VMs (beta)—a breakthrough technology which encrypts data in-use—while it is being processed. 
  • We announced Assured Workloads for Government (in private beta) to help US government agencies, and the enterprises that serve them, serve government workloads without the compromises of traditional “government clouds.” 
  • We introduced a better home for work in G Suite that integrates core tools like video, chat, email, files, and tasks. And it not only brings them together, it makes them better together, so you can stay on top of things from anywhere. Learn more in our G Suite blog post.
  • We’re launching C2C, a new, independent community where our customers can learn, connect, and share knowledge. 
  • We announced the Google Cloud ISV/SaaS Center of Excellence (CoE), a new resource to help independent software vendor (ISVs) transform their applications with open, cloud-agnostic architectures, improve user experience through AI/ML and voice, and deliver intelligent insights from their applications by providing rich analytics to business users.
  • We shared updates to our Partner Advantage program which helps partners differentiate themselves through certification, customer stories, expertise, and specialization.
  • Financial institution KeyBank shared how it migrated its data warehouse from Teradata to BigQuery to take advantage of cloud data analytics technology.

You’re invited to join us

Google Cloud Next ‘20 OnAir is running now through Sep 8, 2020, offering nine full weeks of programming to help you solve your toughest business challenges in the cloud. And the best part is you can join in, for free, no matter where you are, and at a time that works for you. Haven’t yet registered? Get started at g.co/cloudnext.