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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By : Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli
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Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer Guide

By: Maurizio Ipsale, Mirko Gilioli

Overview of this book

Google Cloud, the public cloud platform from Google, has a variety of networking options, which are instrumental in managing a networking architecture. This book will give you hands-on experience of implementing and securing networks in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You will understand the basics of Google Cloud infrastructure and learn to design, plan, and prototype a network on GCP. After implementing a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you will configure network services and implement hybrid connectivity. Later, the book focuses on security, which forms an important aspect of a network. You will also get to grips with network security and learn to manage and monitor network operations in GCP. Finally, you will learn to optimize network resources and delve into advanced networking. The book also helps you to reinforce your knowledge with the help of mock tests featuring exam-like questions. By the end of this book, you will have gained a complete understanding of networking in Google Cloud and learned everything you need to pass the certification exam.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Section 1: Network Infrastructure
Section 2: Network Services and Security
Section 3: Network Operations, Management, and Monitoring
Chapter 9: Professional Cloud Network Engineer Certification Preparation

Understanding Service Directory and features

With the advent of microservice applications and multi-cloud deployments, modern applications have become more reliable and scalable. However, due to their distributed architecture, the complexity of resolving services has become harder and harder. Indeed, microservice applications can be deployed either in different cloud environments or on-premises. These distributed applications are likely to change over time and their services too. It is in their nature, and therefore finding the location where the service has moved is very challenging.

For this reason, Google Cloud introduced Service Directory, a fully managed cloud service conceived as a single place to publish, discover, and connect services regardless of their environment. Indeed, Service Directory supports services running in Google Cloud Platform, in other cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, and on-premises as well.

Service Directory has the following features: