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Google Container Engine Is Now Generally Available

by Adam Armstrong

Back in June of this year, Google Cloud Platform released their Container Engine into beta. Now after several months and several users having a chance to try it out and provide feedback, Google is launching its Container Engine to general availability. This follows the pattern Google recently set with the release of its NearlineDataflowPub/Sub, and the release of its container orchestration system Kubernetes.


Back in June of this year, Google Cloud Platform released their Container Engine into beta. Now after several months and several users having a chance to try it out and provide feedback, Google is launching its Container Engine to general availability. This follows the pattern Google recently set with the release of its Nearline, Dataflow, Pub/Sub, and the release of its container orchestration system Kubernetes.

As more and more companies are looking to containers to manage and deploy their apps, they are looking for a way to manage their container clusters without sacrificing infrastructure flexibility. Google’s Container Engine provides just such a service and enables users to manage their container clusters in a few simple clicks. Through Container Engine users can specify what resources their workloads need, change them as the need arises, and possibly best of all, Container Engine is fully managed by Google engineers to keep it up to date and available.

Container Engine is powered by Kubernetes, allowing multiple containers to be used for one application (separate containers for say webserver, cache, and database). Users need to simply setup the given requirements for the containers and Container Engine will schedule and manage the containers automatically. Kubernetes also enables users to move workloads around in multi-cloud environments more easily, regardless if they are using on-premises, hybrid, private, or public clouds.

Availability

Google Container Engine is available now and provides a free trial to test it out.

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