Google Previews New Mobile App For Cloud Management

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Google introduced a new application Monday for remote management of its cloud platform from a phone or tablet.

Cloud Console for Android allows administrators of Google's IaaS and PaaS offerings, Compute Engine and App Engine, to view the status of applications, get alerts, manage incidents and change cloud properties.

"With just a few taps you can quickly glance at the status of your solution, set up alerts, manage your Cloud Platform resources and access Google Cloud Monitoring performance and health graphs," said Michael Thomsen, a product manager at Google, on a Google blog.

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There's even an iOS version of Cloud Console that should be out later this year, Thomsen noted.

Cloud Console is in beta testing and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Google said it will continue adding features and resolving any issues over the coming months and encouraged users to send feedback and suggestions to

Google's partners tell CRN that the new mobile tool will be helpful to cloud administrators and developers using Google's cloud environment.

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