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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)

Stackdriver Trace

Stackdriver Trace is a distributed tracing system that collects latency data from applications, Google App Engine, and HTTP(s) load balancers, and displays it in near-real time in the GCP console. For applications to be able to use this feature, they need to have the appropriate code in place with the Stackdriver Trace SDKs, but this is not needed if your application is being deployed in Google App Engine. Stackdriver Trace greatly enhances your understanding of how your application behaves. Things like time to handle requests and complete RPC calls can be viewed in real time using Stackdriver Trace:

Some use cases for Stackdriver Trace include the following:

  • Reviewing historical latency data
  • Reviewing detailed latency data, including performance insights and RPC calls
  • Generating custom reports for latency data, and building comparison models for latency data...