Innovating together to accelerate Germany’s digital transformation

At Google Cloud, we are committed to supporting the next wave of growth for Europe’s businesses and organizations. Germany is one of the largest and most connected global economies, and it is undergoing digital transformation enabled by the use of cloud services. To further support that transformation, we announced plans to invest approximately EUR 1 billion in cloud infrastructure and green energy in Germany by 2030. Organizations in Germany and across Europe need solutions that meet their requirements for security, privacy, and digital sovereignty, without compromising on functionality or innovation. To help meet these requirements, we launched ‘Cloud. On Europe’s Terms’ in September, and as part of that initiative, we entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with T-Systems to build a Sovereign Cloud offering in Germany for private and public sector organizations.Building on our investments and partnership, we want to share the next steps in our plan to support sustainable digital transformation in Germany. Together with T-Systems, we will embark on an ambitious co-innovation program focused on developing new sovereign cloud and digital transformation solutions that help and promote the innovation and competitiveness of local cloud customers.Munich – home to digital innovation for users and customers globallyMunich is at the center of our plans. Google and Google Cloud have a long history in the city. Since the initial opening of our Munich office in 2006, it has grown to become one of Google’s main European engineering hubs. More than 1,500 Googlers are based in Munich-Arnulfpark, our largest office in Germany. It is home to our global Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC)where robust privacy and security solutions for billions of Google users are being built. Munich was a natural choice for Google to locate this center given the security and privacy expertise in the region.The Free State of Bavaria and its capital are among the most exciting places globally where the next decade of digitization is being shaped – it is home to a rich ecosystem of established and emerging industry leaders, a vibrant technology sector, and academic and research excellence. This environment is the ideal place to establish our first European Google Cloud Co-Innovation Center, located in our offices on the Westhof side of the developing Arnulfpost Quarter. The Co-Innovation Center will open in the coming months and serve as a digital innovation stronghold in the heart of the Bavarian capital. Dr. Markus Söder, Minister-President of Bavaria, commented: “Isar Valley meets Silicon Valley: the future lies in digitisation. Google Cloud and T-Systems launch a global partnership for cloud computing in Bavaria. Munich thus continues to grow as one of the leading IT locations worldwide. With the HighTech Agenda, Bavaria is promoting technology, digitalisation and Super-Tech with a total of 3.5 billion euros. We are creating 13,000 new university places and 1,000 professorships, 100 of which are for AI alone.”Dr. Markus Söder, Minister-President of Bavaria, and Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, in conversation with Thomas Kurian, CEO Google Cloud (on screen bottom right), Adel Al-Saleh, CEO of T-Systems, and Dr. Maximilian Ahrens, CTO of T-Systems (on screen bottom left), and Dr. Wieland Holfelder, Vice President Engineering Google Cloud (on screen top right).Co-Innovation on a sovereign foundationTogether with T-Systems, a company that has also championed innovation in Munich for a long time, we’ll leverage the new Co-Innovation Center to:Serve our joint customers’ needs by collaborating on new solutions aligned with their sustainability and transformation goalsCreate a space for attracting and developing top cloud engineering talent and expertise in and for GermanyBuild the foundation for future sovereign solutions at scale that will strengthen competitiveness and overall digital transformation efforts in Germany.The Co-Innovation Center will also offer programs that support the development of expertise among cloud customers and partners to further accelerate digital transformation efforts across the ecosystem.Dr. Maximilian Ahrens, Chief Technology Officer at T-Systems, said: “We are very excited to see co-innovation as a central aspect of our partnership with Google Cloud come to life in Munich. Trust is a core strength for T-Systems and so is innovation for Google Cloud. Co-innovating along these values uniquely positions us to work together with our joint customers in Germany to address their most critical sovereign needs.” As part of this effort, T-Systems and Google Cloud will create a number of highly-qualified software engineering roles in Munich. OutlookThe official opening of our Co-Innovation Center will take place in mid-2022. Dr. Wieland Holfelder – Google Cloud’s long-standing Vice President, Engineering and site lead for Google Munich – will be leading the efforts for a new generation of sovereign cloud solutions.Given the challenges and opportunities of our time, we believe it is more useful to build bridges and fewer walls, and team up to innovate and develop better technology for Germany, Europe and beyond. We look forward to welcoming our customers and partners to the new Center as we work to make Google Cloud the best possible place for sustainable, digital transformation.Related ArticleHelping build the digital future. On Europe’s terms.Cloud computing is globally recognized as the single most effective, agile and scalable path to digitally transform and drive value creat…Read Article
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News from AWS re:Invent – Docker Official Images on Amazon ECR Public

We are happy to announce today that, in partnership with Amazon, Docker Official Images are now available on AWS ECR Public. This is especially exciting because Docker Official Images are some of the most popularly used images on Docker Hub, acting as a key and trusted starting point for base images for the entire container ecosystem. Having them available on ECR Public, in addition to Docker Hub, makes it easier for Amazon customers to use these images conveniently and securely, and gives developers the flexibility to download Docker Official Images from their choice of registry.

The images are available to browse in the ECR Public gallery at right now. You can pull the images by simply switching from using docker pull ubuntu:16.04 to docker pull We automatically push images to ECR Public when they are updated on Docker Hub so you will get all the latest releases wherever you pull from.

Note that while pulls from ECR Public do work from outside AWS, they are rate limited if not authenticated with an Amazon account, and you should generally use the Docker Hub addresses if you are pulling from outside AWS. Please see the ECR Public quotas documentation for more about how limits work with ECR Public.

If you are an AWS customer, pulling Docker Official Images from ECR Public offers several advantages. ECR Public is replicated across all AWS regions, so pulls are local to the region you pull from. This helps ensure lower latency for requests and ensures that all your resources are in the same failure zone, which is the recommended architectural pattern.

In addition, Amazon announced today a pull-through cache from ECR Public into your private registry that can be used even in a VPC that is connected with AWS PrivateLink and does not have external network connectivity to the public internet. This means that a security isolated infrastructure can still easily access the secure Docker Official Images that you need, without having to enable general internet access.

Docker also now has the AWS Graviton Ready designation from Amazon, which reflects how much work has gone into making Docker’s trusted content and Docker Official Images work across the Arm64 architecture that Graviton uses. We know that many of you use Graviton in production, and many also use these same images on Apple Silicon laptops, or on your Raspberry Pi. We are happy to continue to support this growing ecosystem.

We will be continuing to work together with Amazon to roll out more features to make it easier for you to work with Docker and AWS together, so please give us feedback in our public roadmap if there are things we can do to make your experience easier.

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AWS App2Container unterstützt ab sofort Jenkins zum Einrichten von CI/CD-Pipelines

AWS App2Container (A2C) unterstützt ab sofort Jenkins zum Einrichten von CI/CD-Pipelines, mit denen sich die Entwicklung und Bereitstellung von Anwendungen in Containern in AWS automatisieren lässt. Mithilfe dieser neuen Integration können Kunden ihre vorhandene Jenkins-Pipeline in der aktuellen Jenkins-Umgebung konfigurieren, um die automatisierte Entwicklung und Bereitstellung von containerisierten Anwendungen zu verwalten.