Optimizing Your Google Cloud Costs
Advanced 15 Steps 7 hours 35 Credits
This is the second Quest in a two-part series on Google Cloud 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 Google Cloud 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 Google Cloud costs or to influence your technology teams to apply the cost optimization best practices.
Prerequisites:This training will be most beneficial for those who have completed the Understanding Your Google Cloud Costs Quest, which is the first Quest in this two-part series on Google Cloud 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.
- Explain the operational prerequisites to achieve cloud cost optimization
- Differentiate between budgets and quota
- Set up budgets and alerts for actual and forecasted thresholds
- Set up cost controls with quota
- Analyze your committed use discounts
- Use advanced methods for cost control and optimization
Audience:Anyone managing Google Cloud spend in any capacity for their company; Roles include: Finance and IT procurement leads, Financial Controller, Financial Manager, VP of Operations, Billing Ops Lead, Head of IT Procurement, IT Executive.
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