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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)

Kubernetes concepts

In the first chapter, we briefly looked at Kubernetes, its concepts, and even deploye a cluster. Before we dive deeper into Kubernetes, let's review it's concepts once again.

Kubernetes provides a managed environment for deploying and managing your containerized applications. Multiple Google Compute Engine instances are grouped together to form a container cluster that are managed by the Kubernetes engine. It is important to note that the Kubernetes engine only works with containerized applications. This means you must package your applications into containers before you deploy them on a Kubernetes engine. In Kubernetes, these containers are called workloads. At the time of this writing, Kubernetes only supports Docker containers.

Kubernetes is one of the most sought after skill in the market today.

The basic architecture of a Kubernetes engine is...