Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Design and Process


2 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

This two-day instructor-led class equips students to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud using proven design patterns. It is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Compute Engine or Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine course and assumes hands-on experience with the technologies covered in either of those courses.

Through a combination of presentations, design activities, and hands-on labs, participants learn to define and balance business and technical requirements to design Google Cloud deployments that are highly reliable,highly available, secure, and cost-effective.

Course Objectives

  • Apply a tool set of questions, techniques, and design considerations
  • Define application requirements and express them objectively as KPIs, SLOs and SLIs
  • Decompose application requirements to find the right microservice boundaries
  • Leverage Google Cloud developer tools to set up modern, automated deployment pipelines
  • Choose the appropriate Cloud Storage services based on application requirements
  • Architect cloud and hybrid networks
  • Implement reliable, scalable, resilient applications balancing key performance metrics with cost
  • Choose the right Google Cloud deployment services for your applications
  • Secure cloud applications, data, and infrastructure
  • Monitor service level objectives and costs using Google Cloud tools
  • Who Should Attend?

  • Cloud Solutions Architects, Site Reliability Engineers, Systems Operations professionals, DevOps Engineers, IT managers
  • Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure
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    Course Prerequisites

  • Architecting with Google Compute Engine (AGCE), Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine (AGKE), or have equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Systems​ ​Operations​ ​experience​ ​including​ ​deploying​ ​and​ ​managing​ ​applications,​ ​either​ ​on-premises​ ​or​ ​in​ ​a​ ​public​ ​cloud environment
  • Agenda

    1 - Defining the Service

    • Describe users in terms of roles and personas
    • Write qualitative requirements with user stories
    • Write quantitative requirements using key performance indicators (KPIs)
    • Evaluate KPIs using SLOs and SLIs
    • Determine the quality of application requirements using SMART criteria

    2 - Microservice Design and Architecture

    • Decompose monolithic applications into microservices
    • Recognize appropriate microservice boundaries
    • Architect stateful and stateless services to optimize scalability and reliability
    • Implement services using 12-factor best practices
    • Build loosely coupled services by implementing a well-designed REST architecture
    • Design consistent, standard RESTful service APIs

    3 - DevOps Automation

    • Automate service deployment using CI/CD pipelines
    • Leverage Cloud Source Repositories for source and version control
    • Automate builds with Cloud Build and build triggers
    • Manage container images with Google Container Registry
    • Create infrastructure with code using Deployment Manager and Terraform

    4 - Choosing Storage Solutions

    • Choose the appropriate Google Cloud data storage service based on use case, durability, availability, scalability and cost
    • Store binary data with Cloud Storage
    • Store relational data using Cloud SQL and Spanner
    • Store NoSQL data using Firestore and Cloud Bigtable
    • Cache data for fast access using Memorystore
    • Build a data warehouse using BigQuery

    5 - Google Cloud and Hybrid Network Architecture

    • Design VPC networks to optimize for cost, security, and performance
    • Configure global and regional load balancers to provide access to services
    • Leverage Cloud CDN to provide lower latency and decrease network egress
    • Evaluate network architecture using the Cloud Network Intelligence Center
    • Connect networks using peering and VPNs
    • Create hybrid networks between Google Cloud and on-premises data centers using Cloud Interconnect

    6 - Deploying Applications to Google Cloud

    • Choose the appropriate Google Cloud deployment service for your applications
    • Configure scalable, resilient infrastructure using Instance Templates and Groups
    • Orchestrate microservice deployments using Kubernetes and GKE
    • Leverage App Engine for a completely automated platform as a service (PaaS)
    • Create serverless applications using Cloud Functions

    7 - Designing Reliable Systems

    • Design services to meet requirements for availability, durability,and scalability
    • Implement fault-tolerant systems by avoiding single points of failure, correlated failures, and cascading failures
    • Avoid overload failures with the circuit breaker and truncated exponential backoff design patterns
    • Design resilient data storage with lazy deletion
    • Analyze disaster scenarios and plan for disaster recovery using cost/risk analysis

    8 - Security

    • Design secure systems using best practices like separation of concerns, principle of least privilege, and regular audits
    • Leverage Cloud Security Command Center to help identify vulnerabilities
    • Simplify cloud governance using organizational policies and folders
    • Secure people using IAM roles, Identity-Aware Proxy, and Identity Platform
    • Manage the access and authorization of resources by machines and processes using service accounts
    • Secure networks with private IPs, firewalls, and Private Google Access
    • Mitigate DDoS attacks by leveraging Cloud DNS and Cloud Armor

    9 - Maintenance and Monitoring

    • Manage new service versions using rolling updates, blue/green deployments, and canary releases
    • Forecast, monitor, and optimize service cost using the Google Cloud pricing calculator and billing reports and by analyzing billing data
    • Observe whether your services are meeting their SLOs using Cloud Monitoring and Dashboards
    • Use Uptime Checks to determine service availability
    • Respond to service outages using Cloud Monitoring Alerts

    Upcoming Class Dates and Times

    Jan 25, 26
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    ENROLL $1,495.00

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