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What’s Up in the Cloud: New G Suite Lead Named, Google Powers Standard Industries Solar Initiatives, More

Maven Wave's Guide to Google Cloud News

The days may be getting shorter as we creep closer to winter, but there’s been no shortage of Google Cloud news over the past few weeks. Don’t get spooked by missing out on the latest product updates and news from Google Cloud and Maven Wave. Check out our round-up below:

  • Javier Soltero, former Microsoft executive, hired to lead G Suite: Javier Soltero, previously Cortana and Outlook VP at Microsoft, has been hired as Google’s new VP of G Suite. Soltero tweeted, “The opportunity to work with this team on products that have such a profound impact on the lives of people around the world is a real and rare privilege.”
  • Standard Industries makes home solar panel installation simpler with Google: Standard Industries focuses on building materials, including roofing and solar solutions. By going Google in several areas, including using Cloud AutoML to build predictive models for demand and personalize customer experiences for both contractors and homeowners, Standard Industries is making it easier for consumers to adopt solar paneling at home.
  • Cloud SQL for SQL Server beta launch: Cloud SQL for SQL Server makes it possible for enterprises to migrate their SQL Server workloads to Google Cloud. Upon migration, these companies can then use fully managed services. Some other benefits of using Cloud SQL for SQL Server include compatibility with multiple editions of SQL server, flexible backups, scalability, and built-in high availability.
  • Set a single profile picture for all Google apps: Users can now select a picture in their Google profile settings and have it appear across all Google apps, including Gmail. Previously, Gmail maintained a separate photo from the Google account profile photo.
  • Single sign-on supported for password vaulted apps in G Suite and Google Cloud Identity Premium: Google is bringing its single sign-on capabilities to thousands of apps that don’t support SAML or OIDC as an authentication mechanism. Password vaulting enables administrators to manage credentials in a single space, enable access to shared credentials, manage access based on group membership, and view reports on usage.
  • GKE usage metering offers visibility into Kubernetes clusters: New functionality in GKE usage metering helps limit over-provisioning. The tool also includes a Data Studio dashboard function to enable users to pair their usage metering data with GCP billing export data to determine cost breakdown.

Come back in a few weeks for more on the latest updates from Maven Wave and Google Cloud. If you’re interested in hearing more about how GCP can work for your company, subscribe to our newsletter. Specifically, if you’re interested in learning more about how Anthos can work in your hybrid-cloud strategy, register for our upcoming webinar, “5 Steps to Getting Hybrid-Cloud Ready with Anthos,” on November 21 at 1:00 pm ET.

As the two-time Google Cloud Services Partner of the Year, Maven Wave works with leading companies to make the shift to digital with solutions that are agile, rooted in analytics, and built in the cloud. Contact us today to set up a time to speak with our experts.

About the Author

Kylie McKee
Kylie McKee is a Content Marketing Strategist at Maven Wave with more than eight years of tech industry experience and five years of content marketing experience. Prior to joining the Maven Wave team, Kylie worked as a Content Marketing Specialist for WebPT, Inc. and earned an Associate in Applied Science in Motion Picture, Television, and New Media Production with a CCL in Screenwriting from Scottsdale Community College.
October 24th, 2019

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