Google Cloud Next 2023: The Complete Guide

For the past few years, Google Cloud Next has been held virtually – but for 2023, its back in person! Google Cloud Next 2023, the annual developer and partner conference, will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from August 29-31.

This blog post will provide details on the upcoming 2023 event and summarize some of the big announcements and highlights from the 2022 edition of this event.

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Google Cloud Next 2023

Registration for Google Cloud Next 2023 will open on March 15. You can sign up on the official website.

For those who are unable to attend in-person, some of the Next 2023 sessions will be available virtually and on-demand after the event.

At Google Cloud Next 2023, attendees can:

  • Hear about the most recent Google innovations in AI, productivity, security, data, and more
  • Participate in training, breakout sessions, demos, hands-on labs, and attend keynotes
  • Learn about the roadmaps for popular Google products

Major Announcements from Google Cloud Next 2022

Want the quick highlights? Just watch this video! Google Cloud Next ‘22 in under 13 minutes, featuring Thomas Kurian (Google Cloud CEO), Sundar Pichai (Google and Alphabet CEO), and many other great leaders.


Five New Google Cloud Regions

Austria, Greece, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden were introduced at the event. This brings the total number of regions, either currently live or announced as coming soon to 48 total. Expanding the Cloud Regions helps to improve stability and speed for users around the world. Learn more about the new regions announcement in this post from Sachin Gupta, VP and GM of Infrastructure.

Data Studio renamed Looker

Back in June 2019, Google announced its intention to acquire Looker, a BI and analytics platform. At the time, Looker joined Google Cloud. With this latest announcement, though, Looker and Data Studio have now unified under the Looker umbrella.

In no time, Twitter users were reporting the changed name in the user interface:

Mainframe Modernization with Dual Run

For those organizations still relying on IBM Z and other mainframe technologies, Google is now offering a way to run mainframe workloads on Google Cloud simultaneously with traditional mainframes. This enables real-time testing and can help mainframe shops begin to migrate to the cloud.

Google’s Carbon Footprint Tool

This new tool lets users measure, report, and eventually reduce carbon emissions of cloud applications and infrastructure.

Cloud Build Now Supports SLSA Level 3

With this announcement, Cloud Build has moved on past the SLSA Level 2 which was announced in 2021.

See Kelsey Hightower explain in this video from Strange Loop:

Coinbase Web3 Partnership

In this interesting announcement, Google and Coinbase have entered into a strategic partnership in which Coinbase will rely on Google Cloud Platform and separately certain Web3 GCP customers will begin to be able to pay for cloud services using cryptocurrencies through Coinbase Commerce.

Still Want To Learn More?

Read about all 123 announcements in this blog post from Alison Wagonfeld, VP Marketing at Google Cloud.

Sign up for Google Cloud Next 2023 by visiting https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next

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Stephen Watts works in growth marketing at Splunk. Stephen holds a degree in Philosophy from Auburn University and is an MSIS candidate at UC Denver. He contributes to a variety of publications including CIO.com, Search Engine Journal, ITSM.Tools, IT Chronicles, DZone, and CompTIA.