Networking: How to Unlearn GCP

Editor’s note: This is the fourth blog post in a series by Garth Schulte and Ben Finkel, Google Certified Trainers. They will be exploring Google Cloud Platform.
Without robust Networking options, no cloud service can work. There is no way to run everything on one computer anymore. Very few businesses do all their work from one location. These simple facts highlight the importance of Google’s global-spanning network infrastructure. The Google Cloud Platform’s Networking features take advantage of this infrastructure to provide high quality, low latency services and a rich feature-set for software defined networking. Let’s discuss how we can use these benefits for our benefit!
Networking and Firewalls: Google’s software-defined networking lets you create virtual networks with your Google Compute instances to manage traffic and security. Instances can be assigned to networks by assigning them an IP address and subnet range. These networks can be configured with custom routing and firewall rules to create a secure network structure for cloud service implementation. Google’s firewall rules can be used to control traffic based on IP addresses, ports, protocols, protocols, custom tags, and other factors. This ensures that only traffic you want to reach your instances can be protected. Network routes allow for pattern-based traffic management. This allows for advanced networking setups like Network Address Translation (NAT), proxy services, and more.
Google Load Balancing: Global Load Balancing via an independent service platform. The first line of defense for business continuity planning is managing and balancing the traffic to your web services. Routing traffic to the most convenient regions for your users ensures a fast and reliable service. Load distribution provides redundancy and failover planning. Google offers two load balancers for cloud service implementation. HTTP balancing utilizes a proxy service to manage your request traffic. You can examine URL components in real time and redirect requests to specific backends. Network-based load balancing lets you monitor and route traffic based upon various protocol rules, such as port range, IP addresses, or network protocol. Google’s load balancer runs independently on Google’s infrastructure. This means that it will always be available for user traffic, regardless of the state or implementation. It is an excellent business continuity feature!
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Get started trainingGoogle Cloud VPN. It is not possible or practical to migrate all your operations to a single cloud provider overnight. This would mean that you will have to abandon your local data center. Another option is to operate in a hybrid mode, with some services available online and others on-premise. Google Cloud VPN allows you to connect your local data center to Google’s cloud infrastructure. Cloud VPN allows you to create a seamless network between your user’s desktops and Compute Engine Network using the IPSec protocol. This allows you to create static routes between any service in the cloud or locally. You can also create site-to-site VPNs that connect two different Networks in Google Cloud Service, or even create a hybrid network between completely different cloud service providers.
Carrier Interconnect and Direct Peering: Google’s robust infrastructure creates opportunities to connect with advanced networks. Direct peering and carrier interconnect allow for enterprise-level connections between local on-premises installations and Google’s network edge. This allows you to establish high-bandwidth and low-latency data transfers between your network and Google’s. These connections can be s

Networking: How to Unlearn GCP
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