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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)

Cloud API

Google's Cloud API provides libraries to programmatically access and manage your GCP environment. You can access your GCP environment directly from your server applications, using the client libraries which are supported on multiple languages. Cloud APIs are JSON REST and also provide an RPC interface. This RPC interface allows clients to make API calls using gRPC.

You can use the API dashboard which provides the project's API usage, traffic bandwidth, error rates, and so on. We looked at the API dashboard earlier in this book.

Before using an API, it needs to be enabled by using the console APIs & Services | Library:

Select a project and click on the specific API that you want to enable for that project. For example, you may want to only enable the compute engine API for your project. In the preceding screenshot, you will see different services with...