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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)

Managing billing

Managing billing is easy with GCP. Let's explore this by logging in to our GCP console and clicking on the dashboard. You will see the Billing card on the right-hand side of the screen:

In the left-hand navigation pane, click on Billing:

You will see the Billing dashboard and an overview of your account:

In the preceding illustration, you can see the that this GCP account has $270.94 worth of credits remaining out of the $300 initially applied. You also see the days remaining before these credits expire. The list of projects linked to this account is also listed giving you a snapshot of the different consumers. Notice the Budgets & alerts on the left where you can create a custom budget and also create alerts.

There are a variety of options here, including the ability to rename the billing account or close it. Closing the billing account will require...