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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Getting to Know Google’s Cloud, is a short introduction and level set on Google Cloud, to make sure you enter the rest of the book with the base knowledge you need.

Chapter 2, IAM, Users, Groups, and Admin Access, introduces Google’s 10 steps to building a solid foundation, and completes the first three: setup initial access to Google Cloud, configure the first users and security groups, and enable administrative access.

Chapter 3, Setting Up Billing and Cost Controls, will help you understand how Google Cloud charges, configure initial billing, and lay in budgets and alerts to help prevent cost overruns.

Chapter 4, Terraforming a Resource Hierarchy, introduces infrastructure automation with Terraform, and then use it to build an initial resource hierarchy, which will help with the application of security related policies.

Chapter 5, Controlling Access with IAM Roles, uses groups and Google predefined security roles to control permissions across our organization in Google Cloud.

Chapter 6, Laying the Network, builds a Virtual Private Cloud network to help isolate and secure network related resources.

Chapter 7, Foundational Monitoring and Logging, explains how to leverage Google Cloud instrumentation to better monitor and troubleshoot systems in Google Cloud.

Chapter 8, Augmenting Security and Registering for Support, extends and reinforces Google Cloud security measures, and how to register for support for when you need help from Google.