Working with Google Cloud Storage Nearline using gsutil

March 12, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Working with Google Cloud Storage Nearline using gsutil

Yesterday, we announced Google Cloud Storage Nearline.  Here are a few simple examples of working with nearline storage using the gsutil command-line tool: Important links about Nearline storage: Nearline home page Nearline whitepaper Nearline documentation

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Google Cloud Storage Nearline in 30 seconds

March 11, 2015 | By | 2 Comments
Google Cloud Storage Nearline in 30 seconds

Today, we announced Google Cloud Storage Nearline.  The announcement and various docs have all of the details, but here’s the quick scoop: It’s storage at $0.01/GB/Month! — so 1TB would be $10/month. Data retrieval is $0.01/GB (plus normal egres charges) Here’s the important part — Retrieval response time is only ~3 seconds (compared to 3 to 5 […]

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Google Cloud Storage – Lifecycle Management

March 4, 2015 | By | Add a Comment
Google Cloud Storage – Lifecycle Management

In my last post, Google Cloud Storage – “Initial setup, cp, and rsync“, I showed how to get started with Google Cloud Storage (GCS) including how to copy and rsync files to and from storage. A common use-case for GCS is backups.  For example, I backup my blog content nightly to GCS, so after a year, I’d […]

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Google Cloud Storage – Initial setup, cp, and rsync

February 20, 2015 | By | 2 Comments
Google Cloud Storage – Initial setup, cp, and rsync

During the past few days, I’ve been diving into Google Cloud Storage (GCS).  You might assume that this is a boring aspect of Google Cloud Platform because cloud storage has been around for awhile, but I found some pleasant surprises in my exploration.  Let’s start with a brief overview: Google Cloud Storage is not Google […]

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Jazz: Eldar Djangirov – my favorite jazz piano player

July 1, 2014 | By | 1 Comment
Jazz: Eldar Djangirov – my favorite jazz piano player

I first heard this guy in 2006 while listening to late-night Jazz radio in the car. It caught my attention immediately.  I later learned he was only 18 years old at the time of the recording!  Unbelievable!  He’s in his mid-20’s now, and getting better every recording.  He has a very interesting history. This is a track […]

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Learn with me – Google Cloud Platform – Compute Instance

June 29, 2014 | By | 1 Comment
Learn with me – Google Cloud Platform – Compute Instance

As I announced a few days ago, I’ve joined Google’s developer advocacy team focused on the Google Cloud Platform.   It’s been over 15 years since I was the “new guy” at any company, so it’s going to be a huge adventure for me.  In addition to the radical culture and technology shift, my wife and […]

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Jazz: Arturo Sandoval “There Will Never Be Another You”

June 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment
Jazz: Arturo Sandoval “There Will Never Be Another You”

Expanding my blog to include one of my other passions – Jazz. Just discovered this fairy recent video. I’ve seen Arturo in concert twice. Really great trumpet player with an amazing history. Absolutely amazing. Piano player blew me away. Piano: Mahesh Balasooyria Sax: Zane Musa Bass: John Belzaguy Drums: Johnny Friday

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I’ve joined Google

June 27, 2014 | By | 1 Comment
I’ve joined Google

After 10 incredible years at Adobe, I’ve decided to get back to my developer roots and move to Google. I’ll be heading up the developer advocacy team for Google Cloud Platform.  If you haven’t looked at GCP lately, you might be surprised (I was!).  You can also get a sense of the amazing momentum at the […]

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Tricks with Google Mail Addresses with dots and pluses

June 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment
Tricks with Google Mail Addresses with dots and pluses

Most people don’t know that Google Mail has some unique “features” when it comes to your email address. All of the following email addresses are exactly the same from Google’s point of view.  All of them will end up in my gmail inbox: greg.wilson@gmail.com (what I commonly share) gregwilson@gmail.com (what some other Greg Wilson commonly […]

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