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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By : Ranjit Singh Thakurratan
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Google Cloud Platform Administration

By: Ranjit Singh Thakurratan

Overview of this book

On-premise data centers are costly to manage. If you need a data center but don’t want to deal with a physical one, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the solution. With GCP, you can build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s infrastructure. Google Cloud Platform Administration begins with GCP fundamentals, with the help of which you will deploy your first app and gain an understanding of Google Cloud architecture and services. Furthermore, you will learn how to manage Compute, networking, and storage resources. As you make your way through the book, you will learn how to track and manage GCP’s usage, monitoring, and billing access control. You will also be able to manage your GCP's access and permissions. In the concluding chapters, you will explore a list of different developer tools for managing and interacting with the GCP platform. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to effectively deploy workloads on GCP.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Introduction to Google Cloud Platform

This chapter begins with a brief introduction to cloud computing. We then introduce the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with an overview of its history and its concepts. We will then look into some of its concepts, tools, and services. We will also map and compare how Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public clouds match up to GCP products. Lastly, we will set up an account in GCP using the free tier that allows you a 12-month, $300 free trial of all GCP products.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Introduction to cloud computing
  • Introduction to GCP
  • GCP services
  • Data centers and regions
  • AWS and Azure in comparison to GCP
  • Exploring GCP