Introduction to Google Cloud NAT

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Learn how you can connect your VMs and GKE clusters to the internet without opening them up to outside attack. Google Cloud NAT makes it easy to create outbound connections to the internet without needing an external IP address.

Learning Objectives

  • What is Google Cloud NAT
  • How to connect a VM to the internet using NAT
  • How to enable NAT logging and monitoring

Intended Audience

  • GCP Network Engineers
  • GCP Security Engineers
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification (such as the Professional Data Engineer exam)


  • Basic knowledge about networking and TCP/IP
  • Access to a Google Cloud Platform account
About the Author
Daniel Mease, opens in a new tab
Google Cloud Content Creator
Learning paths

Daniel began his career as a Software Engineer, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. After twenty years of dealing with insufficient training and fragmented documentation, he decided to use his extensive experience to help the next generation of engineers.

Daniel has spent his most recent years designing and running technical classes for both Amazon and Microsoft. Today at Cloud Academy, he is working on building out an extensive Google Cloud training library.

When he isn’t working or tinkering in his home lab, Daniel enjoys BBQing, target shooting, and watching classic movies.

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