Overview of Google Cloud Platform

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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a collection of online services that organizations can use to build, host, and deliver applications. The best part is that GCP runs in Google’s data centers, so you can take advantage of Google’s global network and vast experience with serving applications to billions of people around the world.

In this lesson, you will get an overview of the GCP services available in various categories, such as compute, storage, and networking, and you will also see hands-on examples showing you how to create virtual machines and web apps using the Google Cloud Console and gcloud command-line interface.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe some of the GCP services available in various categories
  • Use the Google Cloud Console
  • Use the gcloud command-line interface

Intended Audience

  • Anyone who would like to learn more about Google Cloud Platform

Prerequisites

  • General technical knowledge
  • A Google Cloud Platform account is recommended (sign up for a free trial at https://cloud.google.com/free/ if you don’t have an account)

Resources

The GitHub repository for this lesson is at https://github.com/cloudacademy/gcp-overview.

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Guy launched his first training website in 1995 and he's been helping people learn IT technologies ever since. He has been a sysadmin, instructor, sales engineer, IT manager, and entrepreneur. In his most recent venture, he founded and led a cloud-based training infrastructure company that provided virtual labs for some of the largest software vendors in the world. Guy’s passion is making complex technology easy to understand. His activities outside of work have included riding an elephant and skydiving (although not at the same time).

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