Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine provides virtual machines that can run in any of its data centers connected to its fiber optic network. The tools and workflows offered enable scaling from a single instance to global load-balanced cloud computing.

Compute Engine provides predefined virtual machine configurations to meet the needs of small, universal instances, big, memory-optimized instances with up to 11.5 TB RAM and fast, computer-optimized instances with up to 60 vCPUs. Virtual machines running in Google’s data centers connected to its global fiber-optic network boot quickly and have permanent disk space to deliver consistent performance. These virtual machines are available in many configurations, including predefined sizes, and can be created as tailor-made machines optimized for your specific needs.

Containers Support Run, manage and orchestrate Docker containers in Compute Engine VMs with Google Kubernetes Engine. GCE Virtual Machine VMs can be deployed, destroyed and idle, providing pre-emptive VMs that run at a lower price than regular VMs. These are low-cost, short-term instances that are designed to perform batch jobs and fault-tolerant workloads.

Enable encryption of virtual machine hard drives with customer-driven keys Make sure that your hard drive is encrypted with customer-driven keys (CMKs). Enable project-wide SSH keys as a security feature Make sure project-wide SSH keys are not used to access your Google Cloud VM (virtual machine) instances. Checking virtual machine instances for public IP addresses Make sure that Google Cloud VMs VM instances do not use a public IP address.

When an instance of the Google Compute Engine is started, a disk resource is called a persistent disk. Google Computes Engine encrypts persistent hard drives with AES-128-CB, but this only applies to data that leaves the virtual machine and is monitored when it hits the hard drive.

The image contains the operating system and the root file system that the user uses to run the VM instance. For a full list of available VM types and sizes, see the machine types link in the open new window page on Google’s website. Check the list of regions where GCP is available to determine the availability of each machine type in each region.

VM is a rented resource that is invoiced to you every time you use it. Google Cloud automatically discounts a certain list price if you use the VM for longer (in our case the full period of one month). If you are willing to commit to run the instance for a period of 1 year / 3, Google will grant you an additional discount.

GCE provides a set of tools for administrators to create advanced networks at the regional level. It allows administrators to select regions and zones where certain data and resources can be stored and used. The most important thing when selecting a machine type is whether it is available in a GCP region, zone, VMs or zonal resources.

Google Compute Engine instances are virtual machines that can run under Linux or Microsoft Windows in any configuration. Instances can be created using the command line tool Google Cloud Console (gcloud) and the Computing Engine API. GCE uses a hypervisor [3] that supports guest images on Linux and Microsoft Windows to boot virtual machines on 64-bit x86 architectures.

Parameter definitions can be found in the Compute Engine.SetMachineTypeOperator. The only client node gives you access to the same machine type (VMs) and the same configuration options as a regular compute instance. Your cloud platform, console, or project can contain multiple network networks, and multiple instances can be connected to one network.

GPUs can be added to accelerate compute-intensive workloads such as machine learning, simulation and virtual workstation applications. GPUs can also be added to accelerate compute-intensive workloads such as machine learning, virtual workstations and applications. The tools and workflows offered by the Google Compute Engine enable the scaling of a single instance for global load-balanced cloud computing.

It helps distribute incoming requests to a pool of instances across multiple regions and users to maximize performance, throughput, and availability at low cost. Google Cloud Shell provides a permanent 5GB home directory that runs on Google Cloud to improve network performance and authentication. Google Cloud platform uses a robust, integrated, redundant backup system for flagship products such as search engine and Gmail.

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Originally published at https://www.technopython.com on September 22, 2021.

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