Google unveiled more than 20 cloud networking innovations at the Google Cloud Next 2022 conference. With AI/ML-powered services and built-in security, the series of updates to Google Cloud networking is intended to meet customers where they are.
Updates to Accelerate Modernization
- Updated Content Delivery Network (CDN)
To ingest and bundle source content into HTTP-Live Streaming and DASH codecs for efficient live streaming, Media CDN now supports the Live Stream API.
- Two new developer-friendly integrations (yet in preview)
Both third-party Ad Insertion through Video Stitcher API and Dynamic Ad Insertion with Google Ad Manager, which offers individualized video ad placements, are available. With these choices, content creators can give their streaming services more alternatives for monetization and customization.
- Network Actions (in preview)
It is a fully managed serverless solution that enables users to deploy custom code directly in the request/response flow at the edge and is built on open-source web assembly.
Many enhancements were announced for the Private Service Connect that are yet in preview.
- L7 PSC
It gives users access to consumer-controlled telemetry, routing, and security to provide a more flexible and uniform policy across all services.
- Private Service Connect for hybrid environments
It can allow access to managed services from the cloud or on-premises and secure the connections between producers and customers.
- Private Service Connect over interconnect
It will enable on-premises traffic via Cloud Interconnects to PSC endpoints.
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Comprehensive Network Security Solutions
- Expanding Cloud Firewall
Cloud Firewall Essentials and Cloud Firewall Standard are two new expansions that Google is adding to its Cloud Firewall product line.
In order to protect your cloud infrastructure and workloads, the new Cloud Firewall Standard (in preview) includes enhanced policy objects for firewall rules that can make configuration and micro-segmentation easier.
New configuration structures for Cloud Firewall Essentials and Global and Regional Network Firewall Policies have just been added by Google. These configuration structures support batch rule changes and include integrated IAM controls.
- Updated Google Cloud Armor
Google has updated Google Cloud Armor, its network security product that protects APIs and web apps from DDoS attacks and exploit attempts. Consecutively, in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Google Cloud Armor was declared a “Strong Performer.”
For more information, you can visit the Google Cloud Blog.