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.

August 14, 2017

August 1, 2017

Frankfurt region (europe-west3) launched.

June 20, 2017

Syndey region (australia-southeast1) launched.

June 6, 2017

New public dataset stored in Google Cloud Storage.

  • Data for NEXRAD are now hosted publicly in Cloud Storage.

London region (europe-west2) launched.

May 31, 2017

Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies are now GA for buckets. Policies applied at the bucket level can be used to control access to individual buckets as well as all the objects within them.

May 24, 2017

Attempts to access a non-existent object returns a 403 error instead of a 404 error if the requester lacks object listing permission for the associated bucket.

May 9, 2017

Northern Virginia region (us-east4) launched.

April 26, 2017

The Cloud Storage Client Libraries for the Google Cloud Storage API is now in GA.

April 11, 2017

Singapore region (asia-southeast1) launched.

April 6, 2017

Labels can now be used with your buckets in order to better organize all of your Google Cloud Platform resources.

March 27, 2017

Cloud Pub/Sub Notifications for Google Cloud StorageBETA

December 7, 2016

The per-object storage class feature is now in GA.

November 07, 2016

asia-northeast1 region launched.

October 20, 2016

Coldline, a new archival storage class, is now available.

  • The Coldline Storage class provides low price, immediately accessible data storage for your backup, archival and disastor recovery needs.
  • Ideal for data that intends to be accessed less than once a year.

Standard Storage class is now Multi-Regional Storage and Regional Storage.

Per-object storage classesBETA

October 4, 2016

Public datasets stored in Cloud Storage

September 26, 2016

Alpha release for bucket-level IAM.

August 29, 2016

Improved upload experience in the Storage Console.

  • Users can retry failed uploads.
  • The upload drawer persists when navigating to other parts of the Storage Console.
  • Users are immediately notified when an upload starts and ends.

August 3, 2016

Nearline latency times reduced.

  • Buckets created in the Nearline storage class now have the same sub-second latency as other storage class buckets.

August 1, 2016

Object generation numbers no longer have ordering guarantees.

  • Generation numbers associated with Cloud Storage objects no longer increase monotonically or have ordering guarantees between generations.
  • Generation numbers continue to be unique resource identifiers.
  • See the announcement.

July 20, 2016

us-west1 region launched.

June 24, 2016

X-Goog-Content-Length-Range custom header available.

  • New header for XML and JSON.
  • Allows for checking the size of content sent to Google Cloud Storage.

June 13, 2016

On-Demand I/O for Nearline-class buckets no longer necessary.

  • Buckets created in the Nearline storage class now have throughput and QPS that automatically scale with your needs, at no extra cost.

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