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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)

Google Cloud Platform Storage

In this chapter, we will look at GCP storage options and services. GCP has a strong suite of storage offerings that will meet your needs for structured, unstructured, transactional, and relational data. We have often seen, in previous chapters, that persistent storage is attached to your compute instances. We will begin this chapter by learning a bit more about persistent storage, local SSDs, and Google Cloud Storage buckets.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Persistent storage
  • Google Cloud Storage buckets
  • Google Cloud Spanner
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Cloud Bigtable