Getting Started With Google Cloud


getting started with Google Cloud can seem overwhelming at first as with any cloud there are a lot of services that you can use and each has configuration options that can get you into trouble when I worked at Google Cloud I helped some of the biggest brands in Australia set up their cloud environments and I’ll give you a few tips that I learnt from doing that the first thing you wanna do is enable some structure trading an organisation and then creating folders in the organisation to keep projects organised and allow to give groups of users permissions to do things to those projects for example putting all the development projects in a folder called development and giving developers access to those and then having all of the production projects in a production folder maybe without access for developers or for other groups of people once you have the folder set up you need to set up identity and access management so as I kind of touched on that’s creating a group putting developers in the group and then giving that group access to the folder that contains the projects that developers need to work on to do their jobs we may not wanna give them access to the production folder at all or maybe we only give them read only access this is a super simple example and we can nest folders and get much more complex with it and any environment that we’re talking about is gonna have more complexity than that this is a simple explanation now we wanna start talking about organisational policies we’ve got a group of developers that got access to their projects and development folder that we still don’t wanna do anything silly like putting a cloud storage bucket on the internet so that anyone can see what our files are even if those are development mocked data having a data breach is not gonna be good in the headlines there’s a ton of all policies and each one of them needs to be configured and this one example appear for the cloud storage bucket we may need an exception for the public facing internet to be on the internet once we have all this set up we kinda wanna make sure that we’re managing with code if a developer does request that a cloud storage bucket be put on the internet we wanna see who requested that and why and track those changes the logical step here is using infrastructure as code we use Terraform the same as the best practice at Google Cloud that Google had professional services used when I was there and we can do the same for your business in 5 days excluding any complex networking some people are spending much longer on this and it’s really not that complex if this sounds too complex do reach out we’ve done this when working at Google so we know the best practices and we know how to set you up securely so that your business can scale on Google Cloud thank you

Author: benking

Ben is the managing director and founder @ Aviato Consulting. Ben is a passionate technologist with over 17 years experience working to help transform some of the worlds largest organizations with technology, with experience working across both APAC, and EMEA in multiple industries. He is the founder of a startup with a successful exit, an Army veteran, recreational pilot, startup advisor, and board member. Ben is based in Sydney, Australia.

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