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Optimizing Your GCP Costs

Advanced 14 Steps 7 hours 30 Credits

This is the second Quest in a two-part series on GCP billing and cost management essentials. This Quest is most suitable for those in a Finance and/or IT related role responsible for optimizing their organization’s cloud infrastructure. Here you'll learn several ways to control and optimize your GCP costs, including setting up budgets and alerts, managing quota limits, and taking advantage of committed use discounts. In the hands-on labs, you’ll practice using various tools to control and optimize your GCP costs or to influence your technology teams to apply the cost optimization best practices.

Infrastructure Business Transformation

Prerequisites:

This training will be most beneficial for those who have completed the Understanding Your GCP Costs Quest, which is the first Quest in this two-part series on GCP billing and cost management essentials. Prior experience with Cloud Functions, Stackdriver, and Cloud Scheduler will be beneficial for those interested in completing the hands-on labs.

Quest Outline

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Lab Walkthrough: First Set

Hands-On Lab

Setting Up Cost Control with Quota

In this lab you will query a large dataset, update the BigQuery API quota, and then optimize your query to run within quota.

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Hands-On Lab

Cloud Monitoring: Qwik Start

This lab shows you how to monitor a Google Compute Engine virtual machine (VM) instance with Cloud Monitoring. Watch the short videos Monitor Health of All Your Cloud Apps with Google Cloud monitoring and Monitor a VM Instance with Cloud monitoring, GCP Essentials.

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Hands-On Lab

Cloud Functions: Qwik Start - Command Line

This hands-on lab shows you how to create and deploy a Cloud Function using the Cloud Platform Command Line. Watch the short video Connect & Extend GCP Services with Google Cloud Functions.

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Lab Walkthrough: Second Set

Hands-On Lab

Clean Up Unused IP Addresses

In this lab you will schedule a Cloud Function to identify and clean up unused IP addresses.

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Hands-On Lab

Clean Up Unused and Orphaned Persistent Disks

In this lab you will schedule a Cloud Function to identify and clean up unused and orphaned persistent disks.

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Hands-On Lab

Optimizing Cost with Google Cloud Storage

In this lab you will configure Cloud Monitoring to observe bucket object access and deploy a Cloud Function to migrate objects from a Regional bucket to a Nearline bucket.

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