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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)

Analyzing a billing account

On your GCP console Billing dashboard, click on Payment settings:

You will see your payment account ID and also note your payment option; it is set to Automatic payments.

Click on Billing export. Google allows you to export your billing as a BigQuery dataset or as a file export. You can use these features to further analyze your billing and resource consumption activity to further reduce costs. You will need a BigQuery dataset before you can export your billing data. For the file export, you will need a cloud storage bucket where the data will be stored.

You can import this data into a Billing Dashboard using Google's data studio suite. The following is a sample output based on some test data: