For companies that operate Google Cloud Platform deployments, books are an excellent resource for learning how to effectively take advantage of a cloud environment. To that end, we’ve listed the top seven Google Cloud books that you should add to your reading list below. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and/or recognition in operating Google Cloud.
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Beginning Kubernetes on the Google Cloud Platform
“Use this beginner’s guide to understand and work with Kubernetes on the Google Cloud Platform and go from single monolithic Pods (the smallest unit deployed and managed by Kubernetes) all the way up to distributed, fault-tolerant stateful backing stores. You need only a familiarity with Linux, Bash, and Python to successfully use this book. Proficiency in Docker or cloud technology is not required. You will follow a learn-by-doing approach, running small experiments and observing the effects.”
Building Google Cloud Platform Solutions
by Ted Hunter, Steven Porter, and Legorie Pajan
“You will get started by learning how to use App Engine to access Google’s scalable hosting and build software that runs on this framework. With the help of Google Compute Engine, you’ll be able to host your workload on virtual machine instances. The later chapters will help you to explore ways to implement authentication and security, Cloud APIs, and command-line and deployment management.”
Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform
by Jose L. Ugia Gonzalez and S. P. T. Krishnan
“Building Your Next Big Thing with Google Cloud Platform shows you how to take advantage of the Google Cloud Platform technologies to build all kinds of cloud-hosted software and services for both public and private consumption. Whether you need a simple virtual server to run your legacy application or you need to architect a sophisticated high-traffic web application, Cloud Platform provides all the tools and products required to create innovative applications and a robust infrastructure to manage them.”
Google Cloud Platform for Architects
by Judy Raj, Janani Ravi, and Vitthal Srinivasan
“The book guides you on how to scale your system and boost its security, helping you become a skilled high-level cloud architect. As you progress, you will discover how individual cloud services are configured and used. The later chapters will even provide you with insights into the best GCP services and help you understand how and when to use them, regardless of how big or small your infrastructure is.”
Google Cloud Platform in Action
“Author and Google software engineer JJ Geewax is your guide as you try everything from hosting a simple WordPress web app to commanding cloud-based AI services for computer vision and natural language processing. Along the way, you’ll discover how to maximize cloud-based data storage, roll out serverless applications with Cloud Functions, and manage containers with Kubernetes.”
Google Compute Engine
by Marc Cohen, Kathryn Hurley, and Paul Newson
“Learn how to run large-scale, data-intensive workloads with Compute Engine, Google’s cloud platform. Written by Google engineers, this tutorial walks you through the details of this Infrastructure as a Service by showing you how to develop a project with it from beginning to end. You’ll learn best practices for using Compute Engine, with a focus on solving practical problems.”
Hands-On G Suite for Administrators
“We will explore G Suite tools in depth so you and your team get everything you need -combination of tools, settings and practices- to succeed in an intuitive, safe and collaborative way. While learning G Suite tools you will also learn how to use Google Sites to create from your corporate site to internal tools, live reports that seamlessly integrate with documents, and external Services.”
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