Week three of Google Cloud Next ‘20: OnAir was all about our best-in-class cloud infrastructure, and how to use it to easily run your most demanding applications. From opening remarks from VP of Cloud Infrastructure Brad Calder, Networking GM Shailesh Shukla, and Compute GM June Yang, to deep dives from Google Cloud experts, to breakout sessions from customers, there was a lot to take in.
Key announcements from the week
Google Cloud’s global footprint continues to expand. On Tuesday, we announced Grace Hopper, a private subsea cable connecting the U.S., U.K., and Spain. When it is commissioned in 2022, Grace Hopper will be one of the first new transatlantic cables to connect the U.S. and U.K. since 2003, with 16 fibre pairs and 340 Tbps of capacity for services like Gmail, Meet and of course Google Cloud.
Tapping into that networking infrastructure is getting easier, too. The new Private Service Connect takes a service-centric approach to networking and abstracting the underlying infrastructure, so you can easily connect services across different networks and organizations, and protect your network traffic. Read more here.
Speaking of protecting your network, we made it easier to use Google Cloud Armor to help protect your websites and applications from exploit attempts, as well as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Learn more here.
Finally, we’re streamlining how to get your workloads onto Google Cloud infrastructure, with the new Rapid Assessment & Migration Program (RAMP). With a variety of templates, training, and tools, RAMP will help you craft a simple, repeatable and predictable cloud migration path with the help of Google Cloud Professional Services and our partners.
For a full list of announcements from infrastructure week, see this roll-up blog.