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Google Cloud Platform for Architects

By : Vitthal Srinivasan, Loonycorn , Judy Raj
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Google Cloud Platform for Architects

By: Vitthal Srinivasan, Loonycorn , Judy Raj

Overview of this book

Using a public cloud platform was considered risky a decade ago, and unconventional even just a few years ago. Today, however, use of the public cloud is completely mainstream - the norm, rather than the exception. Several leading technology firms, including Google, have built sophisticated cloud platforms, and are locked in a fierce competition for market share. The main goal of this book is to enable you to get the best out of the GCP, and to use it with confidence and competence. You will learn why cloud architectures take the forms that they do, and this will help you become a skilled high-level cloud architect. You will also learn how individual cloud services are configured and used, so that you are never intimidated at having to build it yourself. You will also learn the right way and the right situation in which to use the important GCP services. By the end of this book, you will be able to make the most out of Google Cloud Platform design.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Logging and Monitoring

The Case for Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a pretty big deal in the world of technology, and in addition it is also a pretty big deal for those who are not quite in technology. Some developments, for instance, the rise of Java and object-oriented programming, were momentous changes for people who were completely into technology at the time, but it was rare for a non-technical person to have to wake up in the morning, read the newspaper and ask themselves, Wow, this Java thing is getting pretty big, will this affect my career? Cloud computing, perhaps like machine learning or Artificial Intelligence (AI), is different; there is a real chance that it, by itself, will affect the lives of people far beyond the world of technology. Let's understand why.

You will learn the following topics in this chapter:

  • A brief history of cloud computing
  • Autohealing and autoscaling—good technical reasons for moving to the cloud
  • Some good financial reasons for moving to the cloud
  • Possible implications of cloud computing on your career