Getting started with the Google Cloud platform

Throughout the many chapters in this book, we have worked primarily in a single-node Vagrant lab that comes preloaded with most of the tools and utilities you need to get started using Docker and Ansible Container to initialize, build, run, and destroy containers through the various examples and lab exercises. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of Kubernetes, it is very difficult to run a Kubernetes environment within the Vagrant lab we have used so far. There are methods, but they would require more computing power and explanation that extends beyond the scope of this book. As a solution, I would suggest that the reader signs up for a free-tier account on Google Cloud Platform to quickly spin ...

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