Google has announced the new Google Cloud Console, a mobile app for Android and iOS to help developers manage cloud platform resources from their devices.

Google Cloud Console lets developers view the overall health of their system, view projects, set alerts, monitor billing, and manage Google Cloud Platform resources. The console has the ability to manage Google App Engine apps and Google Compute Engine VMs for monitoring CPU usage, disk and network status.

More information is available in the Google Cloud Platform blog post.

Microsoft joins Thread Group to promote IoT interoperability
Microsoft has announced it has joined the Thread Group, an organization dedicated to advancing interoperability and communication between Internet of Things devices.

Thread is a communication layer that provides secure and efficient packet delivery using industry-standard protocols, built on a mesh network that can transport many different protocols and application standards. Thread is designed to work over standard 802.15.4 radios and its native use of IPv6 allows message routing to WiFi networks and the wider Internet to simplify how IoT devices in a Thread mesh network can interact with cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure IoT.

The company’s Thread Group membership complements existing IoT efforts such as AllJoyn framework support in Windows 10 through participation in the AllSeen Alliance.

More details are available on Microsoft’s blog.

Microsoft releases Windows Application Insights SDKs 1.0.0
Microsoft has announced the 1.0.0 release of Windows Application Insights and its SDKs for cloud-based application analytics.

The 1.0.0 release supports a variety of applications and platforms such as Android, ASP.NET, iOS, Java Web applications, JavaScript Web pages, Node.js, OS X apps, PHP, Python, Ruby and Windows. The SDKs also offer features and metrics to developers, including various context properties, usage telemetry, page views, crashes, exceptions, performance counters, and request and dependency telemetry for their apps.

More information can be found on Microsoft’s Azure blog.

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox launch design center for Big Data and high-performance computing
A coalition of companies, including IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox, have announced the launch of the POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France to advance development of Big Data and High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications.

As part of the OpenPOWER Foundation, the center will offer software developers the help of IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox technical experts to leverage IBM’s OpenPOWER systems and architecture, the NVIDIA Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform, and Mellanox InfiniBand networking solutions to develop HPC applications.

More information about the OpenPOWER Foundation and POWER Acceleration and Design Center is available here.