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Google Cloud DNS will serve randomized records from 27 Mar 2020

Currently, Cloud DNS name servers return resource record sets in the order in which they were defined.

In alignment with DNS industry practices, Cloud DNS name servers will begin randomizing the order of the resource record sets starting on March 27, 2020. This will apply to both public and private Cloud DNS zones.

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Google starts charging for public IPv4 addresses in GCP

If you have taken a look in your January 2020 invoice from your GCP subscription, you would notice a new line that resembles this:

Compute Engine External IP Charge on a Standard VM: xxx.xxx Hours [Currency conversion: USD to SGD using rate 1.352]

Edit: Google is currently discounting the public IP charges 100% for the first 3 months until 1 April 2020.

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Greater purpose – the journey leading to this blog

In the course of the past few months, I have deep dived into a cloud journey over a myriad of service providers. From the big boys like Azure, AWS, and GCP, to the more traditional VPS hosting companies and niche cloud players such as Alibaba Cloud and Oracle Cloud.

I have been a Windows guy for the longest time. The last time I’ve actually touched a Linux machine was in my university days, and it was not by choice. I like Windows for its ease of management with 90% of the things presented in the GUI. Windows being resource-hungry also didn’t concern me much. After all, my Hyper-V server comes with an abundance of CPU power and memory, and I can always assign more vCPU/RAM or create additional VM at little to no cost.