Learn about the basics of Google cloud networking.
- [Instructor] So now let's talk about the Google Cloud networking services. They provide basic networking services for those using the Google Cloud. I do not think this is practical for you to use the Google Cloud services if you're not leveraging the Google Cloud, but you can if you want to. It's possible and a potential solution. So keep in mind that they are, and to themselves, again not a network, but are pieces of a network. So they provide you with tactical portions, which is a DNS and load balancing, and things like that. Very much like Microsoft and very much like Amazon Web Services. And you need to kind of keep in mind that they're parts of the solution, but not the solution unto themselves.
So Google, like Amazon and Microsoft, provides a VPC. Virtual Private Cloud and a virtual network. They'll call it Google Cloud Virtual Network, that's their brand name. But basically, it's fundamentally the same as the Amazon Cloud and the Microsoft Cloud, just with another brand name. So it's going to function a bit differently, but it's basically preforming the same task. Load balancing, Google Cloud Load Balancing, which is the brand name for that. They provide load balancing between various source and target systems that virtually exist on the cloud.
So this was before we were able to move applications and processes and application processing load across various servers automatically using the network capabilities of that cloud. This case the Google Cloud. DNS, they provide a Google Cloud DNS. Very much like Amazon and Microsoft. And they a Direct Connect, very much like Microsoft does. Have a cloud interconnect environment where you're able to connect your data center into their cloud, using a dedicated line. Which means it's secured just to you and for your own purposes.
And then they also have a content delivery network. Google Cloud CDN, which is built in the system that you can use just like any other content delivery network to distribute content among various systems. And since they do a lot of web hosting and content hosting, things like that, it's very affective and very valuable that they have these sorts of things that are there. So, where do they sit in terms of performance? Google performs as well as the others, perhaps better in some instances. Google uses a solid state drive environment. Their networking stuff seems to be more up to date and they've been providing great performance in the benchmarks that I've seen.
Management capabilities are bit lacking because they don't have the native management capabilities that Microsoft or Amazon does, but they're gaining quickly. Reliability seems to be there. There's not a lot running on Google right now but the stuff that seems to be on there seems to be running reliably. You don't hear a lot about outages or people that are damaged or displaced because of outages. And the cost is down, so Google understands to remain competitive, they have to sell things at a lower cost. So their networking services as well as the cloud itself is typically going to be provided with some deeper discounts then the other two.
- Learning about internal and external cloud network requirements
- Moving networking to the cloud
- Considering cloud network performance
- Troubleshooting a cloud network
- Learning about the basics of AWS, Azure, and Google cloud networking
- Picking your cloud networking solution
- Planning for your cloud network
- Testing your cloud network
- Operating your cloud network