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.

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.

October 20, 2016

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

October 20, 2016

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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