Google Cloud Console app now out of beta

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Google has launched its Google Cloud Console Android app and hinted that the iOS app will be following quickly in the coming months.

The Google Cloud Console app was first launched on Android in beta back in March, allowing IT managers to keep tabs on their Cloud Platform from anywhere, but it wasn't available to all customers until now.

The app allows IT staff to view all basic metrics while on the move, including CPU usage, requests per second, latency, disk and networking stats and estimated costs. Because it integrates with Cloud Monitoring, anyone managing a Google Cloud platform can track custom metrics from their mobile device.

For Google Compute Engine virtual machines, you can monitor CPU usage, disk, and network status. If these suffer an outage while you're away from your computer, you'll get an alert sent straight to your mobile. If needed, you can then go on to restart virtual machines or SSH from your device (as long as you're using Android because iOS won't support this feature), so uptime isn't only guaranteed when you have access to the desktop console.

Once you've fixed the problem, you can go on to updating the incident record so anyone else managing the platform can see what happened and when you fixed it.

In addition, you can set the configurable graph to monitor just the stats in your Cloud Platform project on the move, so your app isn't cluttered with things that don't matter to your organisation. You can choose from stats such as requests per second, errors per second and total instances for Google App Engine apps.

Clare Hopping
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Clare is the founder of Blue Cactus Digital, a digital marketing company that helps ethical and sustainability-focused businesses grow their customer base.

Prior to becoming a marketer, Clare was a journalist, working at a range of mobile device-focused outlets including Know Your Mobile before moving into freelance life.

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