Optimizing Your GCP Costs

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This is the second Quest in a two-part series on GCP billing and cost management essentials. This Quest is most suitable for those in a Finance and/or IT related role responsible for optimizing their organization’s cloud infrastructure. Here you'll learn several ways to control and optimize your GCP costs, including setting up budgets and alerts, managing quota limits, and taking advantage of committed use discounts. In the hands-on labs, you’ll practice using various tools to control and optimize your GCP costs or to influence your technology teams to apply the cost optimization best practices.

Infrastructure Business Transformation

Requisitos previos:

This training will be most beneficial for those who have completed the Understanding Your GCP Costs Quest, which is the first Quest in this two-part series on GCP billing and cost management essentials. Prior experience with Cloud Functions, Stackdriver, and Cloud Scheduler will be beneficial for those interested in completing the hands-on labs.


  • Explain the operational prerequisites to achieve cloud cost optimization
  • Differentiate between budgets and quota
  • Set up budgets and alerts for actual and forecasted thresholds
  • Set up cost controls with quota
  • Analyze your committed use discounts
  • Use advanced methods for cost control and optimization


Anyone managing GCP spend in any capacity for their company; Roles include: Finance and IT procurement leads, Financial Controller, Financial Manager, VP of Operations, Billing Ops Lead, Head of IT Procurement, IT Executive.

Quest Outline


Lab Walkthrough: First Set

Lab práctico

Cómo configurar el control de costos con cuotas

En este lab, realizará consultas en un gran conjunto de datos, actualizará la cuota de la API de BigQuery y optimizará la consulta para ejecutarla sin superar la cuota.

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Lab práctico

Stackdriver: Qwik Start

En este lab, aprenderá a supervisar una instancia de máquina virtual (VM) de Google Compute Engine con Stackdriver. Mire estos videos breves: Monitor Health of All Your Cloud Apps with Google Stackdriver y Monitor a VM Instance with Stackdriver, GCP Essentials.

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Lab práctico

Cloud Functions: Qwik Start - Línea de comandos

En este lab práctico, aprenderá a crear y a implementar una función de Cloud Functions con la línea de comandos de Cloud Platform. Para comenzar, mire este video breve: Connect & Extend GCP Services with Google Cloud Functions.

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Lab Walkthrough: Second Set

Lab práctico

Cómo borrar direcciones IP sin uso

En este lab, programará una función de Cloud Function para identificar y borrar direcciones IP sin uso.

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Lab práctico

Clean up Unused and Orphaned Persistent Disks

In this lab you will schedule a Cloud Function to identify and clean up unused and orphaned persistent disks.

Lab práctico

Optimizing cost with Google Cloud Storage

In this lab you will configure Stackdriver Monitoring to observe bucket object access and deploy a Cloud Function to migrate objects from a Regional bucket to a Nearline bucket.

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