TWiGCP — “Better Spring GCP, Cloud IAP, and OpenCue”

Here are the main stories for this past week :

Announcing Spring Cloud GCP 1.1: deepening ties to Pivotal’s Spring Framework” (Google blog). Spring Data now integrates with Cloud Spanner and Cloud Datastore (just one of the new nifty features).

Protecting your cloud VMs with Cloud IAP context-aware access controls” (Google blog). Granularity is the name of this security game, this time adding support for TCP services such as SSH and RDP.

Google Cloud introduces new certifications and training to address the cloud skills crisis” (Google blog). The most relevant new certifications for this audience are Network Engineer and Security Engineer (both in Beta), and Cloud Developer (GA).

Introducing OpenCue, an open source render manager for media and entertainment” (Google blog). This is the future of Sony Pictures Imageworks’ Cue 3, now developed in collaboration with Google on GitHub under the Apache 2 license.

Do you have an SRE team yet? How to start and assess your journey” (Google blog). The Site Reliability Workbook is now available in HTML !

In other news, Google has been named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Management Solutions for Analytics (

… and Google purchased the output of several new solar farms — totaling 1.6 million solar panels — to support data center operations in Tennessee and Alabama (

From the “Solutions to common use-cases” department :

From the “behind the technical scenes” department :

From still my favorite “Customers and partners talk best about GCP” department :

From the “following up on the beta release of Go for Cloud Functions” department :

From the “automate all the things” department :

From the “right tool for the right ML job” department :

From the “Beta, GA, or what?” department :

From the “all things multimedia” department :

This week’s picture is taken from the “1.6 million solar panels” blog post

That is all for this week!