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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

Designing a VPC

Imagine being a network engineer. You oversee the design and implementation of a physical network. To do that, you will need some network equipment—such as switches and routers, and cables that will connect the devices to each other—and you must choose and configure an IP addressing plan.

The same thing happens when your network is not a physical one to be implemented in a real environment, but you face a virtual environment within GCP, whose goal is to allow communication among the various Google Cloud services.

The technology that allows you to do that is called software-defined networking (SDN) and there are a lot of implementations of that. The VPC in GCP is implemented inside of Google's production network, and the network virtualization stack is called Andromeda, which is defined in the paper Andromeda: Performance, Isolation, and Velocity at Scale in Cloud Network Virtualization.

A VPC is a virtual network that provides connectivity...