Load Balance a Managed Instance Group Part 1

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Are you interested in learning how to easily handle huge spikes in demand? Google Cloud Load Balancers can intelligently distribute your network traffic across a group of backend servers. This allows you to build geographically distributed services that support automatic scaling and failover.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what a cloud load balancer is.
  • Learn about the different types of load balancers available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Know how to configure a cloud load balancer.
  • Understand how to access the logs and monitoring dashboards.

Intended Audience

  • Cloud, Network, or Security Engineers.
  • Cloud Architects.
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification.


  • Understand basic networking concepts (like network layers, protocols, and ports).
  • Access to a GCP 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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