Google Launches Mobile App for Managing Cloud Resources
The Google Cloud Console app for Android and iOS will let administrators use mobile devices to view and manage cloud hosted applications.Google has released a new application that company officials said will allow IT administrators to manage applications running on Google's Cloud Platform using their mobile phones. The new Google Cloud Console mobile application is currently only on Android but will soon be available for iOS users, as well. Google Cloud Platform product manager Stewart Fife described the application as one that will let administrators use their mobile devices to view the overall health of their cloud hosted applications. It lets them view projects, set alerts, keep tabs on billing, and monitor the status of Google's cloud platform resources. The application lets administrators monitor key statistics, such as the total number of instances for Google App Engine apps that may be running at a particular time, the number of requests per second and the number of errors per second.
For applications on Google Compute Engine virtual machines, administrators can use the new application to monitor CPU usage and manage disk and network status. The application can be used even to restart virtual machines or to initiate a secure shell session into them so administrators can perform routine administrative and other system-level tasks. "You can also respond to incidents, so your team knows you're on top of the issue," Fife said.