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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 Billing

We have spent time learning and understanding the different aspects of the Google cloud platform. In this chapter, we will provide a high-level overview of GCP billing. We begin this chapter with some billing concepts and learn to manage billing. We will briefly discuss how to analyze a billing cycle, set up a budget, and also set up billing alerts. This will be a short chapter with a focus on some basic billing features.

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Billing concepts
  • Managing billing
  • Analyzing a billing account
  • Setting up a budget and alerts