Easily view your old queries with Cloud Logging recent queries

As you analyze your logs for application performance, infrastructure errors, system events, and more, sometimes you may need to look back to logs you were previously analyzing to help correlate events and identify the root cause of a problem. To help, we are excited to introduce Google Cloud Logging recent queries, to make it easy to track and run your past searches as you deep dive on your log data.With recent queries, now Cloud Logging automatically can give you the history of log searches you’ve run over the last 30 days. No more copying and pasting old queries from that doc/text file just to remember the exact syntax you previously used. With recent queries, all you need to do is open the “Recent” tab in the logs explorer to view your query history.Recent queries is one of many recent additions to Cloud Logging to help simplify the experience for developers and operators. With features like suggested queries, log fields panel, and the histogram, the logs explorer is continuing to evolve to help our users quickly and efficiently retrieve, view, and analyze their logs.Recent queries is available in beta for all Google Cloud Logging users. To get started, simply open Cloud Logging and select the “Recent” tab to see your queries. For more information on Cloud Logging or Recent Queries, please visit our documentation.Related ArticleAnalyze your logs quickly with suggested queries beta in Cloud LoggingNew suggested queries in Cloud Logging help highlight important logs, so you can troubleshoot issues faster.Read Article
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Google named a leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management

We’re excited to share that Gartner has recognized Google (Apigee) as a Leader in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, marking the fifth time in a row we’ve earned this recognition. In this year’s report, Google (Apigee) is placed highest among all the vendors for the ability to execute. Download the full report here.APIs are critical to enterprise business strategy because they let developers easily access, combine, and share valuable data and functionality, helping organizations adapt to disruption and reinvent to meet the digital needs of customers. Therefore, partnering with the right API management vendor is critical to building and scaling a successful API program, and we believe research from industry analyst firms like Gartner can help enterprises evaluate and choose the right solution.We continue to be trusted by customers like Pitney Bowes and Experian for their most mission-critical programs. As part of our vision to accelerate enterprise digital transformations through APIs, Google (Apigee) is focused on enabling customers with comprehensive API management capabilities to accelerate application development, build API-powered digital ecosystems, and drive API economies. Building a platform business: API monetization enables enterprises  to unlock additional revenue streams and create ecosystems of developers and partners outside of the organization. By sharing valuable data and functionality with partners, enterprises can create more compelling digital products that combine their proprietary assets with complementary assets from outside the organization. This not only creates richer experiences for customers but can also expose a business to new channels and open new strategic opportunities.Flexibility of multi-cloud and hybrid: For compliance, security, or stringent latency requirements, Apigee hybrid provides enterprises the flexibility to choose where to host APIs —on-premise, Google Cloud, hybrid cloud, or multi-cloud. Fostering an API-first mindset: Google Cloud API Gateway helps enterprises get started with their API programs, and lets developers secure and manage their APIs built on Compute Engine, GKE, App Engine, and serverless backends (Cloud Functions and Cloud Run), all without having to worry about any of the infrastructure configuration or scaling.Democratizing application development: As a part Business Application Platform, we arebringing together Apigeefull lifecycle API management and AppSheet no-code application development to empower all users to quickly build data-driven applications without coding. As a part of this vision,  we recently launched Apigee data source for AppSheet to provide a consistent way for AppSheet users to consume services, data, and functionality, via APIs, despite complex backends.”Apigee has become the central nervous system for all communications between the digital core banking, the microservices, the front end, and the apps. Apigee has become our sun. Everything rotates around Apigee,” says Kaspar Situmorang, executive vice president, Bank Rakyat Indonesia.We also continue to provide strategic guidance and best practices for our customers with the Apigee Compass online assessment tool, That Digital Show podcast, API Program Excellence e-learning series, Day Zero initiative, and more.  We’re gratified to see Apigee positioned as a strategic partner for digital transformation in the latest Magic Quadrant. This reflects why large global brands like ABN Amro and Change Healthcare can trust Apigee to drive their API programs. Underscoring the strong business growth and customer momentum, Gartner also ranked Google (Apigee) as the leader in its latest Market Analysis for the fourth consecutive year: Full Life Cycle API Management, Worldwide, 2019 report (Published 27 July 2020).The Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle Management is available for download here (requires an email address).To learn more about Apigee, visit the website here.Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management, 22 September 2020, Paolo Malinverno, Kimihiko Iijima, Mark O’Neill, John Santoro, Shameen Pillai, Akash JainGartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
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Microsoft partners with the telecommunications industry to roll out 5G and more

The increasing demand for always-on connectivity, immersive experiences, secure collaboration, and remote human relationships is pushing networks to their limits, while the market is driving down price. The network infrastructure must ensure operators are able to optimize costs and gain efficiencies, while enabling the development of personalized and differentiated services. To address the requirements of rolling out 5G, operators will face strong challenges, including high capital expenditure (CapEx) investments, an increased need for scale, automation, and secure management of the massive volume of data it will generate.

Today starts a new chapter in our close collaboration with the telecommunications industry to unlock the power of 5G and bring cloud and edge closer than ever. We're building a carrier-grade cloud and bringing more Microsoft technology to the operator’s edge. This, in combination with our developer ecosystem, will help operators to future proof their networks, drive down costs, and create new services and business models.

In Microsoft, operators get a trusted partner who will empower them to unlock the potential of 5G. Enabling them to offer a range of new services such as ultra-reliable low-latency connectivity, mixed reality communications services, network slicing, and highly scalable IoT applications to transform entire industries and communities.

By harnessing the power of Microsoft Azure, on their edge, or in the cloud, operators can transition to a more flexible and scalable model, drive down infrastructure cost, use AI and machine learning (ML) to automate operations and create service differentiation. Furthermore, a hybrid and hyper-scale infrastructure will provide operators with the agility they need to rapidly innovate and experiment with new 5G services on a programmable network.

More specifically, we will further support operators as they evolve their infrastructure and operations using technologies such as software-defined networking, network function virtualization, and service-based architectures. We are bringing to market a carrier-grade platform for edge and cloud to support the operator’s goals to future proof their infrastructure with disaggregated, and containerized network architectures. Recognizing that not everything will move to the public cloud, we will meet operators where they are—whether at the enterprise edge, the network edge, or in the cloud.

Our approach is built on the acquisitions of industry leaders in cloud-native network functions—Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch and on the development of Azure Edge Zones. By bringing together hundreds of engineers with deep experience in the telecommunications space, we are ensuring that our product development process is catering to the most relevant networking needs of the operators. We will leverage the strengths of Microsoft to extend and enhance the current capabilities of industry-leading products such as Affirmed’s 5G core and Metaswitch’s UC portfolio. These capabilities, combined with Microsoft’s broad developer ecosystem and deep business to business partnership programs, provide Microsoft with a unique ability to support the operators as they seek to monetize the capabilities of their networks.

Your customer, your service, powered by our technology

As we build out our partnerships with different operators, it is clear to us that there will be different approaches to technology adoption based on business needs. Some operators may choose to adopt the Azure platform and select a varied mix of virtualized or containerized network function providers. We also have operators that have requested complete end-to-end services as components for their offers. As a part of these discussions, many operators have identified points of control that are important to them, for example:

Control over where a slice, network API, or function is presented to the customer.
Definition of where and how traffic enters and exits their network.
Visibility and control over where key functions are executed for a given customer scenario.
Configuration and performance parameters of core network functions.

As we build out Azure for Operators, we recognize the importance of ensuring operators have the control and visibility they require to manage their unique industry requirements. To that end, here is how our assets come together to provide operators with the platform they need.


It starts with the ability to interconnect deeply with the operator’s network around the globe. We have one of the largest networks that connect with operators at more than 170 points of presence and over 20,000 peering connections around the globe, putting direct connectivity within 25 miles of 85 percent of the world’s GDP. More than 200 operators have already chosen to integrate with the Azure network through our ExpressRoute service, enabling enterprises and partners to link their corporate networks privately and securely to Azure services. We also provide additional routes to connect to the service through options as varied as satellite connectivity and TV White Space spectrum.

Edge platform

This reach helps us to supply operators with cloud computing options that meet the customer wherever those capabilities are needed: at the enterprise edge, the network edge, the network core, or in the cloud. The various form factors, optimized to support the location in which they are deployed, are supported by the Azure platform—providing virtual machine and container services with a common management framework, DevOps support, and security control.

Network functions

We believe in an open platform that leverages the strengths of our partners. Our solutions are a combination of virtualized and containerized services as composable functions, developed by us and by our Network Equipment Provider partners, to support operators’ services such as the Radio Access Network, Mobile Packet Core, Voice and Interconnect services, and other network functions.

Technology from Affirmed and Metaswitch Networks will provide services for Mobile Packet Core, Voice, and Interconnect services.

Cloud solutions and Azure IoT for operators

By exposing these services through the Azure platform, we can combine them with other Azure capabilities such as Azure Cognitive Services (used by more than 1 million developers processing more than 10 billion transaction per day), Azure Machine Learning, and Azure IoT, to bring the power of AI and automation to the delivery of network services. These capabilities, in concert with our partnerships with OSS and BSS providers, enables us to help operators streamline and simplify operations, create new services to monetize the network, and gain greater insights into customer behavior.

In IoT our primary focus is simplifying our solutions to accelerate what we can do together from the edge to the cloud. We’ve done so by creating a platform that provides simple and secure provisioning of applications and devices to Azure cloud solutions through Azure IoT Central, which is the fastest and easiest way to build IoT solutions at scale. IoT Central enables customers to provision an IoT app in seconds, customize it in hours, and go to production the same day. IoT Plug and Play dramatically simplifies all aspects of IoT device support and provides devices that “just work” with any solution and is the perfect complement to achieve speed and simplicity through IoT Central. Azure IoT Central also gives the Mobile Operator the opportunity to monetize more of the IoT solution and puts them in a position to be a re-seller of the IoT Central application platform through their own solutions. Learn more about using Azure IoT for operators here.

Cellular connectivity is increasingly important for IoT solutions and represents a vast and generational shift for mobile operators as the share of devices in market shifts towards the enterprise. We will continue our deep partnership with operators to enable fast and efficient app development and deployment, which is critical to success at the edge. This will help support scenarios such as asset tracking across industries, manufacturing and distribution of smart products, and responsive supply chains. It will also help support scenarios where things are geographically dispersed, such as smart city automation, utility monitoring, and precision agriculture.

Where we go next

Our early engagement with partners such as Telstra and Etisalat helped us shape this path. We joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab as the founding public cloud partner to accelerate enterprise startups and launch new innovations to foster new 5G use cases with even greater access to leading-edge networks. The Lab will create long-term, sustainable developer and commercial ecosystems that will accelerate the delivery of exciting new capabilities at the edge, including pervasive IoT intelligence and immersive mixed reality. And this is just the beginning. I invite you to learn more about our solutions and watch the series of videos we have curated for you.
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10 Years of OpenStack – Elizabeth K. Joseph at IBM

Happy 10 years of OpenStack! Millions of cores, 100,000 community members, 10 years of you. Storytelling is one of the most powerful means to influence, teach, and inspire the people around us. To celebrate OpenStack’s 10th anniversary, we are spotlighting stories from the individuals in various roles from the community who have helped to make… Read more »
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