Architecting Google Cloud Storage Configurations

by Janani Ravi

Cloud Storage is the Google Cloud Platform's elastic object storage service which competes with S3 on AWS and Blob Storage on Azure. It offers pay-as-you-use functionality for all kinds of data and offers easy integration with all other GCP services.

What you'll learn

Cloud Storage is a powerful storage solution, and is often the entry-point for enterprises who want to move their storage and compute from on-premises data centers to the cloud. In this course, Architecting Google Cloud Storage Configurations, you will learn how to create and harness elastic storage functionality on the cloud and understand how you can migrate your on premise data to the GCP. First, you will understand where exactly Cloud Storage fits in the range of storage services offered by the GCP. Then, you will see the features and pricing of the different kinds of Cloud Storage buckets and how to make the right choice for your use case. Next, you will explore in a hands-on manner how to create and use Cloud Storage buckets, seeing how data can be moved in and out of buckets, how object metadata can be created and updated, and the lifecycle management of objects. After that, you will administrate and regulate access to buckets and objects within buckets. Finally, you will know how data in buckets can be encrypted using customer supplied encryption keys, and how objects can be made publicly accessible either permanently or for a limited time-period using signed URLs. At the end of this course, you will be comfortable creating, configuring, and regulating access to Cloud Storage buckets on the Google Cloud Platform

About the author

Janani has a Masters degree from Stanford and worked for 7+ years at Google. She was one of the original engineers on Google Docs and holds 4 patents for its real-time collaborative editing framework. After spending years working in tech in the Bay Area, New York, and Singapore at companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Flipkart, Janani finally decided to combine her love for technology with her passion for teaching. She is now the co-founder of Loonycorn, a content studio focused on providin... more

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