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      19 comments  ·  Cloud SQL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

      Response from the Cloud SQL PM team:

      Thanks for your feedback! A GA date has not yet been set for Postgres support. Large features, such as replication and automatic failover (HA) will be added to the beta period later this year.

      Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

      Thanks, glad you love it! I've shared your question with the PM for Cloud SQL.

      Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

      Sorry Chuck, that just means that I changed the forum for this feature request within UserVoice (in case you were trying to figure out where it went). The CloudSQL product team is well aware of the market interest in this, thanks for adding your voice to the chorus! :)

      Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

      Hang in there!!! The team is definitely aware of how many customers want this. :)

      Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

      Thanks, I have shifted this request to the Cloud SQL area.

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        under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Google Cloud Platform » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

        Good feedback, Mani. In this case, I'm inclined to keep them separate, because it's likely that the cron-like task queue piece could be available on a different schedule than the full slate of GAE-like services. I don't have dates to announce, but this is on our roadmap.

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          2 comments  ·  Cloud Pub/Sub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

          Thanks, Mani. Sorry for the staleness - our UserVoice forums are a pilot project, and not all product teams are onboarded to actively moderate their forums yet. :)

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            8 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

            Yup, still on there... sorry but no ETA yet. We have a number of usability improvements slated for the coming months, but I can't really speak to where this one lands on the timeline. :/

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              3 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

              I'm sorry, but we can't generally make more specific predictions as the timing is subject to change for a variety of reasons. If you are a current customer with a sales/support relationship, you may be able to reach out to your representative for a more personalized conversation about your business needs.

              Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

              Hi, we recently announced that Sao Paulo will be a GCP region launched in 2017. You can find more information on future planned regions here:

              https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/regions-zones/regions-zones

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                3 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                Thanks, Felicity. I didn't see your comment, but moved it there anyway. I moved an older, less complete idea into this one. Stay tuned, we might have some news here soon, I know the product team has been exploring this due to customer demand.

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                  3 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                  Thanks, Gary, we're considering this for a future enhancement.

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                    1 comment  ·  Google Cloud Platform » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      2 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Interesting idea. This might be a bit beyond what would make sense for us to provide as a core platform capability, but it could definitely be done with something like a collectd agent (for example the version Stackdriver uses) and some downstream tech.

                      Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                      Yes, more or less. If you actually want to use it with Stackdriver, you can find out more about installing the agents here [1]. The instructions are quite extensive, but there's a packaged version you can install [2]. Most of the stuff there is about setting up verything to feed the data out to Stackdriver, from what I can tell. For your purposes though, you could probably use the collectd fork from Stackdriver, or just regular collectd and point it wherever you want, then read out that information. I'm not arguing that we or Stackdriver couldn't do this and offer it as a feature, by the way, just giving you some resources in case you want to have a DIY version. :)

                      [1] https://cloud.google.com/monitoring/agent/install-agent
                      [2] https://cloud.google.com/monitoring/agent/install-agent#automated_installation

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                        1 comment  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                        Hi, A quick-start including SSH is available here:

                        https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/quickstart-linux

                        There are also step-by-step tutorials for doing many things. The "build a todo app" tutorial includes using SSH:

                        https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/tutorials

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                          6 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                          This issue was imported from code.google.com, but it is a duplicate. Merging into the main suggestion.

                          Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                          Note, one possible workaround to this is to use a dynamic DNS service like dyndns. We recognize it would be better if instances got auto-generated DNS names, and we're looking at doing this in the future, but thought I'd mention this as it has worked for many people.

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                            4 comments  ·  Compute Engine  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                            Hi, sorry but UserVoice is for product suggestions and feedback about what we can make better, but is not staffed for technical support responses. Please visit the gce-discussion Google Group, or post on a forum like StackOverflow or StackExchange where our support team can connect with you to help with any issues you may have. Thanks!

                            Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                            I definitely can appreciate your point of view, and we have heard this feedback from a number of customers (definitely more than the 6 votes this item has...). We're looking into a better approach for this that balances the concerns, but don't have anything to announce quite yet. I'll follow up with you directly to discuss the details of your situation a bit more and see if we can get you un-blocked somehow.

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                              under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                              Thanks for the feedback in these comments. I think at this point we understand what users are looking to do, and we're investigating changes that would allow this. The evolution of this limitation is due to what Scott described earlier - templates started as a requirement for MIGs, but they have since evolved into a more general "make a VM like this" function of the platform. I hope we can make improvements here in the near future.

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                                2 comments  ·  Cloud DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                I'm not sure this would work as you've described it, as a tag is not unique to a single instance. For example, you could label a handful of instances "staging". In that case, there couldn't be a DNS resource that uniquely identifies any single instance. Note, also, non-DNS entities like disks can be tagged.

                                While this may not be feasible, we are exploring making the instance name itself an automatic DNS entry.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hello, thanks for your suggestion. Im’ sorry to say that we are only able to support this forum in English at this time, as most of the Product Management team that runs UserVoice is located in the US. please see comments for more details.

                                  Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                  Hi,

                                  If you are able to post some additional comments on how you believe the proposed feature should work, we would be happy to consider this. We're not completely sure what you're proposing based on the title alone. Thanks!

                                  Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                  Translated title to English via Google Translate.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                    Thanks, we're definitely working on this.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                      Yes, it is possible this could change in the future. It's a restriction that we're looking at very closely. The allAuthenticatedUsers role is obviously very broad, and we want to make sure we have the mechanisms in place to guide users to use it in ways that are safe and conscious choices (not just related to image sharing, but broadly speaking). In this context for example sharing *all* your images in the project with all users is a little bit risky, and we'd prefer to make it so you can choose that level of sharing on a per-image basis. Stay tuned for updates. :)

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                                        3 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                        There is a workaround [1] to do this, but it is *not* what anyone would call "easy." We'd like to make it easier, and the feature request is on our backlog. As with any software development team, we unfortunately do not have infinite resources, and do our best to handle customer requests in the order that gets the most requested items done first (you can see by vote count here on UserVoice what some of those are, and there are many others too, of course). I hope we will be able to improve the export experience in the future.

                                        [1] https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/images/export-image

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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                          We are continuing to consider this request as we look at a number of UI updates during our engineering planning work. Since this request was made, Stackdriver has launched with a more advanced monitoring solution, some customers may find it meets the need here. But we also recognize the convenient of lightweight at-a-glance graphs directly inside the web console, so we're considering if we can add this. Thanks!

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                                            4 comments  ·  Compute Engine » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for your feedback, we’ll consider an HDD-based instance storage in future product planning.

                                            Please refer to the comments on this entry for more details about how our Local SSD product works and what it costs. I believe you’ll find it superior to the similar offering from AWS (i2), but we don’t currently have an exact equivalent that is HDD-based (d2).

                                            Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                            Thanks Roman, this additional feedback is very helpful to us as we consider how to move forward with our product offerings. I'm sharing with our colleagues on the storage team as well, and we'll definitely take your thoughts into consideration in our planning. As far as limits go, we have increased them in the past, so it's possible we would do so in the future. Something like a d2 would be a little bit different, as it involves hardware, but also something we'll keep in mind.

                                            Paul NashAdminPaul Nash (Product Manager, GCE, Google) commented  · 

                                            A clarification: our "expensive" internal SSD based instance storage, what we call Local SSD, is not bounded by 240MB/s. The limit you mention is for SSD-based "PD" (durable block storage, similar to EBS). Please refer to [1] for more information.

                                            You're correct, that we do not currently offer a locally attached HDD product for these types of workloads. To my knowledge we find that most customers are moving towards flash-based ephemeral storage for these types of workloads, but we'll certainly take your feedback into consideration when planning future hardware offerings.

                                            Finally, I would encourage you to check into the "expensive" statement. An i2.4xlarge with 16 vCPU and 53GB of RAM and 4x800SSD is priced at $3.41 at AWS, meanwhile a similar n1-standard-16 with 60GB RAM and 8x375GB SSD (about the same amount...) is only $1.70 per hour on GCP, and that is without applying up to 30% automatic Sustained Use Discount if you run it most of the month. For this lower price, note that SSD on GCP is also quite a bit higher max performance in IOPS than AWS. Our pricing calculator [2] can help lay out the costs for you. It is of course true that SSD costs more than HDD in general, but this is a universal truth.

                                            [1] https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/disks/performance
                                            [2] https://cloud.google.com/products/calculator/

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