Pittsburgh officials are planning to move the city’s legacy information technology infrastructure to Google Cloud, with the deal highlighting the strength of Google’s public sector cloud offerings, SiliconANGLE reports. The migration, once completed, will enable Pittsburgh officials to develop new consumer-facing applications and build new data analytics tools, as well as allow the city to improve security, reduce costs, ensure a more scalable infrastructure access and offer enhanced data services across city departments, said Heidi Norman, the city’s acting director for the Department of Innovation and Performance. The city will use the cloud’s BigQuery service to analyze data gathered from a data lake that it is planning to create and to help them make better decisions. “We’re proud to partner with the City of Pittsburgh as part of its bold and transformative shift to the cloud. The city’s approach, powered by our technology, will open many opportunities to reimagine how to serve citizens, now and into the future,” said Mike Daniels, Google Cloud’s vice president for Global Public Sector.
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Google Cloud recently introduced Community Security Analytics (CSA), a set of open-sourced queries and rules for self-service security analytics geared toward helping security teams detect common cloud-based threats.