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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)

Billing concepts

GCP offers flexible ways to set up and manage billing for your resources. A billing account is how a user pays for the resources being consumed. A billing account is associated with a method of payment and access is established using Cloud IAM roles. For a resource to be deployed in a project, the project has to be associated with a billing account. More than one project can be associated with a billing account.

GCP offers two types of billing accounts:

  • Self-served: This type of billing account serves well for small deployments where the payment method is a debit/credit card or by using a bank account. You will be billed automatically and these types of accounts can be created at any time. Typically, a demo environment uses such accounts.
  • Invoiced: This type of account is where payments can be made by check and invoices are generated and mailed to the user. Invoiced...