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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)

Automating infrastructure with Terraform

When I was in high school, my dad got his pilot’s license and bought a small, twin-engine Comanche. Imagine a smallish four-seater car with wings, with some luggage thrown behind the two back seats – that’s pretty much what it’s like. The plane rolled off the assembly line in 1965, but my dad upgrades it constantly. Commercial pilots would drool over that little plane’s electronics. Honestly, I’m not sure if he likes flying as much as he likes upgrading his plane.

When I was a senior in high school, I remember that we took a trip. As the pilot, he was in the left front seat, and I was riding shotgun in the seat next to him. We were getting ready to take off and out he pulled out a laminated card of steps. It looked like original 1965 equipment.

I said, “What’s the matter, can’t you remember how to take off?

He looked at me through these big black rectangular glasses...