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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)

Other networking concepts

GCP offers many other networking tools and services that allow you to build and deploy an efficient environment in the cloud. We will look at these concepts briefly.

Load balancing

GCP offers load balancing and auto scaling for groups of instances. With load balancing, you can distribute incoming traffic to multiple virtual machine instances. This allows you to scale your application and handle heavy traffic more efficiently. The load balancer can also detect and remove unhealthy machines and re-add such instances when they become healthy.

GCP load balancer uses forwarding rules to match traffic types and forwards them to the load balancer. GCP offers the load balancer service as a managed service...