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This week’s stories from Google Cloud: April 30, 2021


Here’s a round-up of the key stories we published the week of April 30, 2021.

Introducing Open Saves: Open-source cloud-native storage for games

Open Saves is a brand-new, purpose-built single interface for multiple storage back ends that’s powered by Google Cloud and developed in partnership with 2K. Now, development teams can store game data without having to make the technical decisions on which storage solution to use. Read more.

Turbocharge workloads with new multi-instance NVIDIA GPUs on GKE

With the launch of multi-instance GPUs in GKE, now you can partition a single NVIDIA A100 GPU into up to seven instances that each have their own high-bandwidth memory, cache and compute cores. Each instance can be allocated to one container, for a maximum of seven containers per one NVIDIA A100 GPU. Further, multi-instance GPUs provide hardware isolation between containers, and consistent and predictable QoS for all containers running on the GPU. Read more.

Sign here! Creating a policy contract with Configuration as Data

Configuration as Data is an emerging cloud infrastructure management paradigm that allows developers to declare the desired state of their applications and infrastructure, without specifying the precise actions or steps for how to achieve it. However, declaring a configuration is only half the battle: you also want policy that defines how a configuration is to be used. Here’s how to create one.

SRE at Google: Our complete list of CRE life lessons

We created Customer Reliability Engineering, an offshoot of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), to give you more control over the critical applications you're entrusting to us. Since then, here on the Google Cloud blog, we’ve published over two dozen blogs to help you take the best practices we’ve learned from SRE teams at Google and apply them in your own environments. Here’s a guide to all of them.

The evolution of Kubernetes networking with the GKE Gateway controller

This week we announced the Preview release of the GKE Gateway controller, Google Cloud’s implementation of the Gateway API. Over a year in the making, the GKE Gateway controller manages internal and external HTTP/S load balancing for a GKE cluster or a fleet of GKE clusters. The Gateway API provides multi-tenant sharing of load balancer infrastructure with centralized admin policy and control. Read more.

How to transfer your data to Google Cloud

Any number of factors can motivate your need to move data into Google Cloud, including data center migration, machine learning, content storage and delivery, and backup and archival requirements. When moving data between locations, it's important to think about reliability, predictability, scalability, security, and manageability. Google Cloud provides four major transfer solutions that meet these requirements across a variety of use cases. This cheat sheet helps you choose.

6 database trends to watch

In a data-driven, global, always-on world, databases are the engines that let businesses innovate and transform. As databases get more sophisticated and more organizations look for managed database services to handle infrastructure needs, there are a few key trends we’re seeing. Here’s what to watch.

All the posts from the week