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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)


In this chapter, we continued to build our secure and extensible foundation in Google Cloud by completing step 8, where we implemented key parts of our logging and monitoring foundations. We overviewed the tools that Google has for us to help with instrumentation, and then we focused on logging and monitoring. We explored how Google ingests and routes logs, and we looked at the various log types. Then, we moved on to monitoring and saw the various ways Google helps us monitor the services we have running inside of Google Cloud. Lastly, we discussed the additional elements our foundation needed as it relates to logging and monitoring.

Great going, y’all! Keep on hanging in there, and we are going to get this foundation built.

If you want to keep on moving through Google’s 10-step checklist with me, your personal tutor, by your side, flip the page to the next chapter where we are going to discuss our final two foundational steps: security and support.