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Optimizing Resource Utilization on GCP

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Course Introduction
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Introduction
PREVIEW1m 35s
RESOURCE COSTS AND UTILIZATION
COMMITTED USE DISCOUNTS
OTHER COST CONSIDERATIONS
Course Conclusion
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Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
32m
Students
18
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Description

In this course, focusing on GCP resource optimization, we'll look at ways to identify resource costs and how to identify resource utilization levels. We'll also cover preemptible VMs and how to use them to optimize utilization and to save on costs.

You’ll learn what committed use discounts are and how you can benefit from them. And finally, we'll cover TCO considerations and network pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to identify resource costs and utilization with a view to optimizing them
  • Understand what preemptible VMs are and how they can be used to manage costs
  • Learn about committed use discounts and commitment types
  • Learn about TCO considerations and network pricing on GCP

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who wish to learn how to optimize resource utilization on the GCP platform, and for those preparing for GCP certifications.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should already have some working knowledge of GCP.

Transcript

Hi there! Welcome to Optimizing Resource Utilization on GCP. My name is Thomas Mitchell and I’ll be taking you through this course.

I’m a GCP instructor at cloud Academy and I have over 25 years of IT experience, several of those with cloud technologies. If you have any questions about this course, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or send an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

This course is intended for those who wish to learn how to optimize resource utilization on the GCP platform, and for those preparing for GCP certification. 

We are going to start things off by taking a look at ways to identify resource costs and how to identify resource utilization levels.

After covering resource costs and utilization, we’ll dive into preemptible VMs. You’ll learn what preemptible VMs are, and what they offer. You’ll also learn how to use them to optimize utilization and to save on costs.

Next, we’ll take a look at committed use discounts. You’ll learn what they are and how you can benefit from them. You’ll also learn about committed use types and committed use pricing.

We’ll close out the course with TCO considerations and network pricing.

After finishing this course, you'll come away with a foundational understanding of how to optimize resource utilization on GCP.

We’d love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you’re finished. 

If you’re ready to learn about optimizing resource utilization on Google Cloud Platform, let’s get started!

About the Author
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Thomas Mitchell
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.