Optimizing Your GCP Costs

Advanced 14 etapas 7 horas 30 créditos

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.

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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

Laboratório prático

Como configurar o controle de custos usando cotas

Neste laboratório, você irá consultar um grande conjunto de dados, atualizar a cota da API BigQuery e otimizar a consulta para executá-la dentro da cota.

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Laboratório prático

Stackdriver: Qwik Start

Veja neste laboratório como monitorar uma instância de máquina virtual (VM) do Google Compute Engine com o Stackdriver. Assista aos vídeos Monitor Health of All Your Cloud Apps with Google Stackdriver e Monitor a VM Instance with Stackdriver, GCP Essentials.

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Laboratório prático

Cloud Functions: Qwik Start - linha de comando

Veja neste laboratório prático como criar e implantar uma função do Cloud Functions usando a linha de comando do Cloud Platform. Assista ao vídeo Connect & Extend GCP Services with Google Cloud Functions.

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Lab Walkthrough: Second Set

Laboratório prático

Limpar endereços IP não utilizados

Neste laboratório, você agendará uma Função do Cloud para identificar e limpar endereços IP não utilizados.

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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.

Laboratório prático

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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