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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Google Cloud Foundation

By : Patrick Haggerty
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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Google Cloud Foundation

By: Patrick Haggerty

Overview of this book

From data ingestion and storage, through data processing and data analytics, to application hosting and even machine learning, whatever your IT infrastructural need, there's a good chance that Google Cloud has a service that can help. But instant, self-serve access to a virtually limitless pool of IT resources has its drawbacks. More and more organizations are running into cost overruns, security problems, and simple "why is this not working?" headaches. This book has been written by one of Google’s top trainers as a tutorial on how to create your infrastructural foundation in Google Cloud the right way. By following Google’s ten-step checklist and Google’s security blueprint, you will learn how to set up your initial identity provider and create an organization. Further on, you will configure your users and groups, enable administrative access, and set up billing. Next, you will create a resource hierarchy, configure and control access, and enable a cloud network. Later chapters will guide you through configuring monitoring and logging, adding additional security measures, and enabling a support plan with Google. By the end of this book, you will have an understanding of what it takes to leverage Terraform for properly building a Google Cloud foundational layer that engenders security, flexibility, and extensibility from the ground up.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Google’s core services

Google Cloud is simply enormous, both in terms of its physical size and features. A nice place to see this enormity is the Google Cloud Developer’s Cheat Sheet ( There, you will find a list of most Google Cloud services, each one with a short description and a pair of links where you can find more information. The chain-link icons take you to the product’s overview page, and the links that resemble dog-eared pages take you to the product’s main documentation page.

The Google Cloud Developer’s Cheat Sheet also has an excellent service overview graphic:

Figure 1.12 – Google Cloud Developer’s Cheat Sheet

Time to get out the magnifying glass! It probably works better as a poster, but you get the idea. They even now have a dynamic version you can find here:

A big part of moving to...