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.

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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.

November 14, 2017

Requester Pays feature is now available.

  • When enabled on a bucket, users accessing the bucket or its contents must specify a project to bill for charges that arise from their request.
  • Callers can specify a billing project on requests to buckets both with and without Requester Pays enabled.

The resource attribute of Cloud Pub/Sub Notifications for Cloud Storage is now deprecated. It does not appear for new subscriptions and will not appear in any subscription after June 1, 2018.

October 31, 2017

Mumbai region (asia-south1) launched.

September 18, 2017

Bucket metadata PATCH requests to the JSON API require the storage.buckets.setIamPolicy permission if the requester has storage.buckets.getIamPolicy permission. This is true even for patches that do not change ACLs or IAM permissions.

See IAM permissions for JSON and IAM permissions for gsutil for affected methods and commands.

September 5, 2017

São Paulo region (southamerica-east1) launched.

August 14, 2017

August 1, 2017

Frankfurt region (europe-west3) launched.

June 20, 2017

Sydney region (australia-southeast1) launched.

June 6, 2017

New public dataset stored in 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 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 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 disaster 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 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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