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Introduction to GCP

Get to know the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with this course on storage, data handling, and business modernization using GCP.

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Understanding the Google Cloud Platform

This initial section of the course introduces Google Cloud Platform (GCP), providing an in-depth look at its architecture, core components, and how these services interconnect. Students will learn about cloud data storage options, virtual machines, container orchestration, and serverless computing within the GCP ecosystem. This part lays the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the full capabilities of GCP.

GCP's Data Handling and Compute Services

In the second part, the course focuses on GCP's robust data handling and analytics capabilities. Topics include an exploration of storage solutions like Cloud Spanner and BigQuery, and the business benefits these services offer. The course also covers compute services such as Kubernetes Engine and the integration of AI and ML technologies, highlighting how these features distinguish Google Cloud in practical business applications.

Modernizing Business with GCP

The final section discusses the transformational impact of GCP on modern businesses. It addresses the challenges of legacy infrastructures, the advantages of upgrading to GCP, and different cloud setups. The course also explores the motivations behind application modernization, the shift in expenditure and responsibilities in cloud models, and the process of selecting the appropriate cloud setup. It concludes with insights into how GCP facilitates digital and business transformation.

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  1. 1

    Cloud basics and beyond

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    This chapter introduces Google Cloud Platform (GCP), highlighting its unique advantages and diverse servicesin storage, database, and compute. It explores GCP's architecture, core components, and service interconnectivity. The chapter also discusses cloud data storage, virtual machines, container orchestration, and serverless computing, emphasizing their applications in GCP.

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    Stepping onto the Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
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    Google in the cloud
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    The value of GCP
    100 xp
    GCP's building blocks
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    Core components of GCP
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    Block building
    100 xp
    Compute Engine versus App Engine
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    The GCP family
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    The capabilities of Bigtable
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    Contained benefits
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    Hosting web applications on GCP
    100 xp
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    The GCP infrastructure

    The chapter focuses on GCP's handling of data, highlighting storage solutions like Cloud Spanner and BigQuery. It explores business benefits of GCP data storage, analytics services, and integration strategies. It details GCP compute services like Kubernetes Engine and the application of AI and ML, emphasizing Google Cloud's unique strengths and practical business uses.

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    Modernizing businesses with GCP

    This chapter discusses how to modernize a business with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It addresses legacy infrastructure challenges, benefits of GCP upgrade, and distinctions between cloud setups. It explores motivations for application modernization and cloud-native applications. The effect of migration to cloud is also discussed, including expenditure shifts, responsibilities in cloud models, and selecting appropriate cloud setups . It concludes with GCP's role in facilitating digital and business transformations.

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Maarten Van den Broeck
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Carl Rosseel

Prerequisites

Understanding Cloud Computing
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