Release notes

This page documents production updates to Cloud Storage. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality. For older release notes, see the archive.

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August 14, 2019

Multi-Regional Storage and Regional Storage are now Standard Storage.

  • Combining these into a single Standard Storage class separates your storage class considerations from your location considerations.

August 9, 2019

HMAC keys for service accountsBETA are now available.

June 28, 2019

Dual-regions are now in GA.

June 20, 2019

You can now inspect buckets for sensitive information using Cloud Data Loss Prevention in the GCP Console.

June 18, 2019

Improved object interaction in the GCP Console.

  • Object downloads can be performed using the **more options** menu associated with each object.
  • Clicking on an object's name opens a page dedicated to details about the object.

June 17, 2019

Object composition cannot be performed if any of the source objects are encrypted with customer-managed encryption keys.

May 30, 2019

Improved workflow for creating new buckets in the GCP Console.

  • See the Creating storage buckets guide for step-by-step instructions.
  • Estimate your bucket's monthly costs during the bucket creation process.

April 18, 2019

Osaka region (asia-northeast2) launched.

The C++ Cloud Storage Client Library is now in GA.

April 5, 2019

V4 signing processBETA launched.

  • The V4 signing process is an improved method for creating signed requests using RSA or HMAC signatures.
  • Use the process to create signed URLs.

March 11, 2019

Zürich region (europe-west6) launched.

March 1, 2019

Price reduction for storing Coldline Storage data in regional locations.

February 15, 2019

Bucket Policy OnlyBETA launched.

February 13, 2019

The C++ Cloud Storage Client Library is now in BETA.

January 24, 2019

Bucket updates - such as editing lifecycle policies, adding bucket labels, or enabling bucket features - no longer require the updater to have the storage.buckets.setIamPolicy permission.

December 20, 2018

Customer-Managed Encryption Keys can now be used with data stored in the eur4 and nam4 bucket locations.

October 22, 2018

Hong Kong region (asia-east2) launched.

Limit change for object composition.

  • There is no longer a limit to the rate at which objects can be composed.

October 19, 2018

Retention policies and object holds are now available.

October 11, 2018

Dual-regionsBETA launched.

  • Data stored in a dual-regional location have copies stored in two specific locations.

Geo-redundancy expanded in multi-regional locations.

October 9, 2018

C++ Cloud Storage Client LibraryALPHA

August 15, 2018

July 18, 2018

Improved security in the Google Cloud Platform Console.

  • Objects can no longer be made public through one-click actions. See Making data public for updated guides.
  • Public access columns for buckets and objects show you when the general public has access to your resources.

July 10, 2018

Los Angeles region (us-west2) launched.

June 21, 2018

Limit changes for object composition.

  • There is no longer a limit to the number of components in a composite object.
  • The composition rate is now measured by the number of source objects, instead of the number of components within those source objects.
  • Copying a composite object is no longer considered when determining a project's composition rate.

June 11, 2018

Finland region (europe-north1) launched.

May 29, 2018

New query parameter in JSON API object listing.

May 7, 2018

Customer-Managed Encryption KeysBETA.

February 7, 2018

Changed endpoint for batch requests to the JSON API.

  • When making HTTP batch requests to the JSON API, users should utilize the endpoint instead of the endpoint.

February 1, 2018

Price reduction for Nearline Storage and Coldline Storage in select regions.

  • Nearline Storage price reductions apply to the following regions: Northern Virginia, London, and Frankfurt.
  • Coldline Storage price reductions apply to the following regions: London, Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Sydney.
  • Details regarding Cloud Storage pricing can be found on the Pricing page.

January 10, 2018

Montréal region (northamerica-northeast1) launched.

Netherlands region (europe-west4) launched.

January 4, 2018

The Cloud Pub/Sub Notifications for Cloud Storage feature can now have up to 10 different notification configurations send notifications for the same event.

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