Google Updates Cloud Storage With Faster Uploads, Auto-Delete And Regional Buckets
Google today announced three new features for its Cloud Storage service that brings it closer to feature parity with Amazon’s Web Services (AWS). Just like AWS’s S3, Google’s Cloud Storage now offers Object Lifecycle Management to define when an object should be deleted and lets developers choose in which region their files will be stored to reduce latency between their storage and Compute Engine instances.
Google still considers both of these features to be experimental, so the usual Google Cloud Storage SLA doesn’t currently apply.
As Google notes, having your Durable Reduced Availability Cloud Storage buckets and Compute Engine instances in the same region means they will share the same “network fabric.” This should reduce latency and increase bandwidth for applications that are very data-intensive. Google offers developers a number of U.S.-based “regions” to choose from (East 1-3, Central 1 and 2, West 1).
However, Google says users can…
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