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Optimizing Your GCP Costs

Advanced 14 Steps 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.

Objectives:

  • 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 GCP 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.

Quest Outline

Atelier pratique

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.

Atelier pratique

Stackdriver : Qwik Start

Cet atelier montre comment surveiller une instance de machine virtuelle (VM) Google Compute Engine avec Stackdriver. Regardez les courtes vidéos Monitor Health of All Your Cloud Apps with Google Stackdriver (Surveiller l'état de toutes vos applications cloud avec Google Stackdriver) et Monitor a VM Instance with Stackdriver, GCP Essentials (Surveiller une instance de VM avec Stackdriver, GCP Essentials).

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Atelier pratique

Cloud Functions : Qwik Start – Outil de ligne de commande

Dans cet atelier pratique, vous allez découvrir comment créer et déployer une fonction Cloud Functions à l'aide de l'outil de ligne de commande de Cloud Platform. Pour en savoir plus, regardez cette courte vidéo : Connect and Extend GCP Services with Google Cloud Functions (Connecter et étendre des services GCP avec Google Cloud Functions).

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Clean up unused IP addresses

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

Atelier pratique

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.

Atelier pratique

Optimizing cost with Google Cloud Storage

In this lab you will configure Stackdriver 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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