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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)

Step 7 – building and configuring our foundational VPC network

Whew – that’s a lot of networking bits! At this point, we have most of what we will need to implement the seventh step in our 10-step Google Cloud foundation process – build and configure our foundational VPC network – but we need to come up with a plan. It’s like we have this nice, big box of network Legos; we just need to figure out what we want to build. If you check the seventh step (, Google says that there are variations, depending on what you are trying to accomplish in Google Cloud, but in general, the five key network design steps we need to accomplish are as follows:

  1. Set up our Shared VPC networks.
  2. Decide how we want to connect our on-premises environment to our GCP environment, and implement it.
  3. Configure a path for egress traffic to leave our VPC.
  4. Implement security controls...