What's new in the Architecture Center

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April 05, 2024

(New guide) Use Google Cloud Armor, load balancing, and Cloud CDN to deploy programmable global front ends: Provides an architecture that uses a global front end incorporating Google Cloud best practices to help scale, secure, and accelerate the delivery of internet-facing applications.

April 03, 2024

(New guide) Infrastructure for a RAG-capable generative AI application using GKE: Design the infrastructure to run a generative AI application with retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) using GKE, Cloud SQL, and open source tools like Ray, Hugging Face, and LangChain.

March 28, 2024

(New guide) Model development and data labeling with Google Cloud and Labelbox: Provides guidance for building a standardized pipeline to help accelerate the development of ML models.

(New guide) Jump Start Solution: Generative AI RAG with Cloud SQL: Deploy a retrieval augmented generation (RAG) application with vector embeddings and Cloud SQL.

(New guide) Build and deploy generative AI and machine learning models in an enterprise: Describes the generative AI and machine learning blueprint, which deploys a pipeline for creating AI models.

March 27, 2024

(New guide) Jump Start Solution: Generative AI Knowledge Base: Demonstrates how to build an extractive question-answering (EQA) pipeline to produce content for an internal knowledge base.

AI and machine learning resources: Added introduction information with guiding links to our generative AI and traditional AI resources.

March 26, 2024

(New guide) Cross-silo and cross-device federated learning on Google Cloud: Provides guidance to help you create a federated learning platform that supports either a cross-silo or cross-device architecture.

March 20, 2024

(New guide) Design storage for AI and ML workloads in Google Cloud: Select the recommended storage options for your AI and ML workloads.

March 14, 2024

Design an optimal storage strategy for your cloud workload: Added guidance about data transfer options.

March 04, 2024

February 28, 2024

(New guide) Configure networks for FedRAMP and DoD in Google Cloud: Provides configuration guidance to help you comply with design requirements for FedRAMP High and DoD IL2, IL4, and IL5 when you deploy Google Cloud networking policies.

(New guide) Infrastructure for a RAG-capable generative AI application using Vertex AI: Design infrastructure to run a generative AI application with retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) to help improve the factual accuracy and contextual relevance of LLM-generated content.

February 15, 2024

Architecting disaster recovery for cloud infrastructure outages: Added information about zonal and regional resilience of Sole Tenant Nodes.

February 09, 2024

From edge to mesh: Deploy service mesh applications through GKE Gateway: Switched from Ingress API to the more modern Gateway API. Updated relevant sections to reflect this change.

February 08, 2024

(New guide) Single-zone deployment on Compute Engine: Provides a reference architecture for a multi-tier application that runs on Compute Engine VMs in a single Google Cloud zone and describes the design factors to consider when you build a single-zone architecture.

January 31, 2024

(New guide) Regional deployment on Compute Engine: Architect a multi-tier application that runs on Compute Engine VMs in multiple zones within a Google Cloud region.

January 25, 2024

(New guide) Use RIOT Live Migration to migrate to Redis Enterprise Cloud: Migrate from Redis compatible sources like Redis Open Source (Redis OSS), AWS ElastiCache, and Azure Cache for Redis to a fully managed Redis Enterprise Cloud instance in Google Cloud using the Redis Input and Output Tool (RIOT) Live Migration service. This architecture is accompanied by a deployment guide and an assessment guide.

January 19, 2024

Disaster recovery building blocks: Updated the guidance for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with information about the Backup for GKE and multi-cluster Gateway features.

January 17, 2024

Architecting disaster recovery for cloud infrastructure outages: Added information about zonal and regional resilience of Connectivity Tests and Network Analyzer.

January 09, 2024

(New guide) Import logs from Cloud Storage to Cloud Logging: Import logs that were previously exported to Cloud Storage back to Cloud Logging. This architecture is accompanied by a deployment guide.

Architecture fundamentals: This page provides a consolidated view of the Architecture Center resources that provide fundamental architectural guidance applicable to all the technology categories.

January 08, 2024

Manage just-in-time privileged access to projects: Updated the deployment instructions for JIT Access 1.6.

January 03, 2024

(New guide) Okta user provisioning and single sign-on: Set up federated user provisioning and single sign-on using Okta.

December 21, 2023

(New guide) Multi-regional deployment on Compute Engine: Reference architecture for a multi-region, multi-tier topology on Compute Engine VMs and a third-party database.

December 20, 2023

File storage on Compute Engine: Changed Filestore High Scale to Zonal, updated Filestore Zonal support for the CSI Driver, added Google Cloud NetApp Volumes, and removed NetApp Cloud Volume Service.

(New guide) Deploy an enterprise developer platform on Google Cloud: Provides a blueprint to help enterprises set up a developer platform for building and managing container-based applications in Google Cloud.

Enterprise foundations blueprint: Major rewrite of the guide and updates to the deployable Terraform code:

  • Guide rebranded as "Enterprise foundations blueprint" to reflect broader coverage (previously "Security foundations blueprint").
  • Prescriptive recommendations with an emphasis on the decisions needed to align with existing operations and technology stack.
  • Multiple deployment options: Jenkins, GitHub Actions, GitLab CI/CD, and Terraform Cloud.
  • Scripts to automate deployment across multiple stages and repositories.
  • Enhancements to the GitHub code to include updated product capabilities and best practices like centralizing logs to a Log Analytics enabled bucket, replacing VPC firewall rules with network firewall policies, and customizable detective controls.

December 19, 2023

(New guide) Jump Start Solution: Stateful app with zero downtime deployment on Compute Engine: Update a live app without a noticeable disruption by using the Stateful app with zero downtime deployment on Compute Engine app.

(New guide) Jump Start Solution: Stateful app with zero downtime deployment on GKE: Update a live app without a noticeable disruption by using the Stateful app with zero downtime deployment on GKE app.

December 15, 2023

(New Guide: 1 of 3) Build hybrid and multicloud architectures using Google Cloud: Provides practical guidance on planning and architecting your hybrid and multi-cloud environments using Google Cloud.

Adds new content and revises existing content.

(New Guide: 2 of 3) Hybrid and multicloud architecture patterns: Discusses common hybrid and multicloud architecture patterns, and describes the scenarios that these patterns are best suited for.

Adds new content and revises existing content.

(New Guide: 3 of 3) Hybrid and multicloud secure networking architecture patterns: Discusses several common secure network architecture patterns that you can use for hybrid and multicloud architectures.

Adds new content and revises existing content.

December 14, 2023

(New guide) Data transformation between MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud: Data transformation between MongoDB Atlas as the operational data store and BigQuery as the analytics data warehouse.

December 06, 2023

Architecting disaster recovery for cloud infrastructure outages: Added information about zonal and regional resilience of Certificate Authority Service.

Best practices for running tightly coupled HPC applications: Removed the Libfabric script, because it is no longer needed from Intel MPI 2021.10 onwards.

December 05, 2023

(New series) Migrate across Google Cloud regions: Start preparing your workloads and data for migration across Google Cloud regions.

November 30, 2023

(New guide) Set up an embedded finance solution using Google Cloud and Cloudentity: Describes architectural options for providing your customers with a seamless and secure embedded finance solution.

(New guide) Migrate to Google Cloud: Minimize costs: Minimize costs of your single- and multi-region Google Cloud environments, and of migrations across Google Cloud regions.

PCI Data Security Standard compliance: Updated to reflect the release of PCI DSS 4.0.

November 28, 2023

Google Cloud Architecture Framework: Reorganized the Reliability category and moved SLO content to new pages.

November 27, 2023

Deploy Apache Guacamole on GKE and Cloud SQL: Updated deployment to use Artifact Registry, and updated Cloud Shell commands for compatibility with latest Terraform provider.

November 21, 2023

(New guide) FortiGate architecture in Google Cloud: Deploy a FortiGate Next Generation Firewall in Google Cloud, using Compute Engine and Virtual Private Cloud networking.

November 20, 2023

Jump Start Solution: Analytics lakehouse: Updated the Deploy the solution section to clarify that the organizational policy constraint constraints/compute.requireOsLogin must not be enforced.

November 16, 2023

Parallel file systems for HPC workloads: Added Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale as an option for parallel file system (PFS) storage, and replaced NetApp Cloud Volumes Service with Google Cloud NetApp Volumes.

November 14, 2023

Parallel file systems for HPC workloads: Added Parallelstore and Weka Data Platform as options for parallel file system (PFS) storage.

November 13, 2023

Designing networks for migrating enterprise workloads: Adds Cross-Cloud Interconnect functionality and updates Private Service Connect information.

November 09, 2023

(New guide) Google Cloud Architecture Framework: Added the deployment archetypes page in the System Design category.

November 06, 2023

Scalable TensorFlow inference system: Converted the Tensorflow inference system guide into a reference architecture that includes design considerations.

November 03, 2023

(New guide) Google Cloud deployment archetypes: Overview and comparative analysis of the zonal, regional, multi-regional, global, hybrid, and multicloud deployment archetypes.

October 31, 2023

PCI DSS compliance on GKE: Updated to meet the requirements of PCI DSS version 4.0, use Cloud IDS instead of a third-party IDS, and use the PodSecurity admission controller instead of PodSecurityPolicy.

October 23, 2023

Inter-service communication in a microservices setup: Updated the architecture, design guidance, and deployment steps based on the latest demo application.

October 16, 2023

Architecting disaster recovery for cloud infrastructure outages: Added DR guidance for Access Transparency.

October 09, 2023

Best practices for running tightly coupled HPC applications: Updated to include guidance for H3 compute-optimized VMs.

Architectures for high availability of PostgreSQL clusters on Compute Engine: Added information about the write-ahead log and the Log Sequence Number.

October 04, 2023

(New guide) Migrate from AWS to Google Cloud: Migrate from Amazon EKS to GKE: Design, implement, and validate a plan to migrate from Amazon EKS to Google Kubernetes Engine.

October 01, 2023

Migrating Node.js apps from Heroku to Cloud Run: Updated for the latest Heroku changes.

September 28, 2023

(New guide) Design secure deployment pipelines: Best practices for designing secure deployment pipelines based on your confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements.

September 27, 2023

Twelve-factor app development on Google Cloud: Added new product information and security considerations. Removed outdated content.

September 26, 2023

(New guide) Identify and prioritize security risks with Wiz Security Graph and Google Cloud: Describes how to identify and prioritize security risks in your cloud workloads with Wiz Security Graph and Google Cloud.

September 15, 2023

(New guide) Connect Google Virtual Private Clouds to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure using Equinix: Use Equinix Network Edge and Partner Interconnect to deploy private, multi-cloud connectivity between Google Cloud VPC networks and Oracle® VCNs.

September 12, 2023

Stream logs from Google Cloud to Splunk: Converted the Google Cloud-to-Splunk logging guide into a reference architecture that includes design considerations.

Decide the network design for your Google Cloud landing zone: Added more details to the design options.

Implement your Google Cloud landing zone network design: Updated to reflect the current features of Private Service Connect.

September 08, 2023

Google Cloud Architecture Framework: Updated the best practices in the Cost Optimization category.

September 01, 2023

Google Cloud infrastructure reliability guide: Updated the aggregate availability calculations to reflect changes in the availability SLAs for Compute Engine and Cloud SQL.

August 31, 2023

Landing zone design in Google Cloud: Updated the section, "Identify resources to help implement your landing zone."

August 28, 2023

Google Cloud Architecture Framework: AI/ML: Updated the list of AI and ML services in the System Design category.

August 15, 2023

(New guide) Import data from an external network into a secured BigQuery data warehouse: Describes an architecture that you can use to help secure a data warehouse in a production environment, and provides best practices for importing data into BigQuery from an external network, such as an on-premises environment.

GKE Enterprise reference architecture: Google Distributed Cloud Virtual for Bare Metal: Added load balancing information and project details. Updated the IP address allocation, cluster architecture, and node sizing information.

August 11, 2023

(New guide) Use distributed tracing to observe microservice latency: Shows how to capture trace information on microservice applications using OpenTelemetry and Cloud Trace.

August 06, 2023

(New guide) Deploy a secured serverless architecture using Cloud Functions: Provides guidance on how to help protect serverless applications that use Cloud Functions (2nd gen) by layering additional controls onto your existing foundation.