Google Cloud Platform now with Windows Server


CloudFor serving the needs of the users, Google Cloud Platform customers deploy and operate varied sets of technologies in Linux and Windows environments.

From today, Windows Server on Google Compute Engine advances to General Availability. Additionally, several enhancements for Windows Server users is also introduced.
Alex Gaysinsky, product manager for Google Cloud Platform stated in a blog post

Since the Windows Server on Compute Engine beta announcement, we have made several Windows-specific improvements to the Compute Engine virtualization stack in order to bring the full benefits of Google network to Windows Server users. With multi queue (MQ) and generic receive offload (GRO) support, Windows Server running on Compute Engine can reach up to 7.5Gbps of throughput. This reduces the number of Windows Server instances required to serve web based applications and helps our customers more effectively contain their infrastructure and operational costs.”
“With its graduation to General Availability, Windows Server instances are now covered by the Compute Engine SLA. Windows Server users can now easily deploy a server running Active Directory or ASP.NET using the Cloud Launcher, and can securely extend their existing infrastructure into Google Cloud Platform using VPN.

“Finally, customers who purchase Google Cloud Platform support packages can get architectural and operational support for their Windows Server deployments on Compute Engine.”

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