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Compute Engine: Choosing the right machine family and type

Choosing the right VM family is the first step in driving efficiency for your workloads. For organizations that want to run virtual machines (VMs) in Google Cloud, Compute Engine offers multiple machine families to choose from, each suited for specific workloads and applications. Within every machine family there is a set of machine types that offer a prescribed combination of processor and memory configuration. General purpose - These machines balance price and performance and are suitable for most workloads including databases, development and testing environments, web applications, and mobile gaming. Compute-optimized - These machines provide the highest performance per core on Compute Engine and are optimized for compute-intensive workloads, such as high performance computing (HPC), game servers, and latency-sensitive API serving. Memory-optimized - These machines offer the highest memory configurations across our VM families with up to 12 TB for a single instance. They are we

Migrate and modernize your on-prem data lake with managed Kafka

Data analytics has been a rapidly changing area of technology, and cloud data warehouses have brought new options for businesses to analyze data. Organizations have typically used data warehouses to curate data for business analytics use cases. Data lakes emerged as another option that allows for more types of data to be stored and used. However, it’s important to set up your data lake the right way to avoid those lakes turning into oceans or swamps that don’t serve business needs. Data Lake is a storage repository that can store a large amount of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. It is a place to store every type of data in its native format with no fixed limits on account size or file. It offers high data quantity to increase analytic performance and native integration. Data Lake is like a large container which is very similar to real lakes and rivers. Just like in a lake you have multiple tributaries coming in, a data lake has structured data, unstructured data, ma

Disaster recovery for SAP systems on Google Cloud

Current market conditions create an even greater need for SAP customers to take advantage of cloud agility and innovation. To help SAP customers simplify their cloud journeys, Google Cloud offers the first cloud initiative, the Cloud Acceleration Program (CAP), empowering customers with solutions, guidance, and offers from our cloud partner. Clients gain access to expert skills for migration, implementation optimization, and more profound skills in the areas of analytics and machine learning.  Google Cloud offers CAP participants transparent financial incentives for customers to avoid infrastructure costs for SAP Cloud migrations and to ensure that no duplicate costs are incurred during migration. Disaster recovery (DR) is all too often an afterthought in business continuity strategies.An effective DR plan focuses on the technology systems supporting critical business functions; it involves a set of policies and procedures for recovering and/or continuing vital technology infrastructur

7 Google Calendar tips to make the most of your day

Time is precious especially when you’re working from home and balancing work and family. The less time you spend fussing with tasks like scheduling, searching for a meeting code or switching from app to app, the more time you can spend on things that matter.  Google Calendar is filled with intuitive tools and tightly integrated with other G Suite apps including Gmail, Meet, Drive, Contacts and Sites to help you stay on top of your day-to-day schedule. Here seven tips, tricks and features that will help you plot a course for your day. Find a meeting time that works for everyone Finding a time when everyone can meet can feel like a tricky game of Tetris when you need to consider childcare, time zone differences and other meetings. With Google Calendar, you have a helping hand to figure out when someone’s availability intersects with yours.  Here’s how to do it: In Calendar, click on Search for people on the left, type in the name of someone you want to meet with. If they’re part of your

Safety first: Announcing 11 new G Suite security features

With so many people working remotely, it's more important than ever that the tools we use to stay in touch and productive are safe and secure. That’s why today we’re announcing new updates that provide even stronger security in Gmail, Meet, and Chat. We’re also unveiling new ways to help IT admins easily manage and secure devices in the Admin Console.  Support for the BIMI standard in Gmail While we have many defenses built into Gmail, we recognize that email functions in a large, complex, interconnected ecosystem. This is why we’re working not just to keep Gmail safe, but to help keep the entire ecosystem secure.  We do this in many ways: by making our technology available to others, as we’ve done with  Safe Browsing  and TensorFlow Extended  (TFX); by collaborating and sharing best practices in industry working groups; and by helping create and shape many of the standards that secure email today.  Today, we’re excited to announce the pilot of another standard we’ve been working

Anonymous users will be blocked from Google Meet for G Suite for Education meetings by default

To build the security of education meetings in Google Meet, anonymous (users not signed into a Google account) can no longer join meetings organized by anybody with a G Suite for Education or G Suite Enterprise for Education license. This keeps members from sharing a link publicly to encourage anonymous users to request access. But this won't prevent users from dialing in by phone Why it’s needed Anonymous users can cause disruption to learning by making noise and sharing content, and become a distraction for the meeting organizer when they try to join meetings. Available to G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers

Use Gmail alongside other iOS apps with iPad Multitasking

When utilizing an iPad, you're ready to perform multiple tasks with Gmail and different iOS applications. You can utilize Gmail and Google Calendar simultaneously with Split View to check your schedule before answering to an email to affirm a gathering time. Or on the other hand, you can undoubtedly drag and drop pictures from Google Photos into an email without leaving Gmail. This feature will be available by default. To activate Multitasking on your iPad, go to the Settings app > Home Screen & Dock > Multitasking and select “Allow Multiple Apps.” Accessible to all G Suite clients and clients with individual Google Accounts To enter split view, when in Gmail and swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Dock. On the Dock, touch and hold the app you want to open and drag it to the left or right edge of your screen.

New chart text and number formatting options in Sheets

We're adding new highlights to assist you with modifying outline text and numbers in Google Sheets. In particular, you can now: Directly click on practically any chart text element and update the two its substance and style, most remarkably singular information marks and legend things.  Set advanced number formatting options on both your data labels and axis labels, including the option to conditionally format by color. Utilize a relevant sidebar editing experience, making it simpler to arrange singular data labels, legend things and items, and single data points.  Available to all G Suite customers and users with personal accounts

Filter out disruptive noise in Google Meet

As far as possible interferences to your gathering, Google Meet can now wisely sift through background noise like keyboard typing, door banging noise and the noise which comes from outside your window. Cloud-based AI is utilized to expel commotion from your sound information while as yet letting your voice through.  We had recently reported this top-mentioned highlight and are presently starting to turn it out to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education clients utilizing Meet on the web. We will carry the element for mobile users soon, and will declare on the G Suite Updates blog when it's accessible. There is no administrator control for this component. This component is OFF by default. To turn Noise cancellation ON, utilize the settings menu.  Please note that this is not available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits customers 

Replacing Sheets data connector

We're making connected sheets commonly accessible to G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education clients. Connected sheets encourage you to dissect BigQuery information in Google Sheets. It was already accessible in beta. Connected sheets will supplant sheet data connector, an increasingly constrained approach to interface sheets and BigQuery.  Why you’d use it Connected sheets join Google Sheets to BigQuery, so you can analyze huge BigQuery datasets utilizing known spreadsheet tools and tasks. This implies clients don't have to know SQL and can create bits of knowledge with fundamental spreadsheet activities like equations, graphs, and pivot tables.  This makes it simpler for individuals from your association to comprehend, collaborate and produce bits of knowledge from information. In particular, it can assist a subject with making a difference specialists work with information without depending on experts, who might be less acquainted with the setting o

Update your G Suite mobile and desktop apps before August 12, 2020, to ensure they continue working

In 2018, due to the changes done to API and service framework to improve execution and security. Because of these changes, some more established adaptations of G-Suite work area and portable applications may quit chipping away at August 12, 2020. Specifically, versions released preceding December 2018 might be affected.  To guarantee their work processes are not upset, your clients should refresh the accompanying Google applications to the most recent forms at the earliest opportunity: Classroom iOS app Docs Android and iOS apps Drive Android and iOS apps Drive File Stream desktop app Gmail iOS app Sheets Android and iOS apps Slides Android and iOS apps What's for Admins Encourage your users to upgrade their apps. If you deploy Drive File Stream to your organization, ensure you’re using the latest version. What's for End users Upgrade the apps listed above to the latest versions as soon as possible. This impacts all G Suite customers and users with