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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)

Setting up a budget

You can control your costs and plan better by setting up a budget. Setting up a budget helps you track your expenses and manage them efficiently. Budgets can be created and applied either to a billing account or specifically to a project. All resources created in that project are then accounted for in that budget. You can also create alerts to ensure that you are not exceeding your budget.

In the Billing page of your GCP console, click on Budgets & alerts on the left-hand side of the pane. Click on Create budget:

As you can see, creating a budget is fairly easy. You add multiple alert percentages that help you keep track of your usage. You can even connect a pub/sub topic to programmatically receive updates. This can be useful if you have an internal billing system that manages your corporate billing:

Because we marked Include credit as a budget expense...