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Google Cloud Platform for Architects by Judy Raj, Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan

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Global, regional, and zonal resources

Now, of course, there is no free lunch in life and you have to pay for (almost) all of this, and the payment models are going to differ. For instance, with persistent disks, you pay for the capacity that you allocate, whereas with cloud storage buckets, you pay for the capacity that you actually use. However, the basic idea is that there are resources that will be billed. All billable resources are grouped into entities named projects.

Let's now look at how resources are structured. The way the Google Cloud Platform operates, all resources are scoped as being the following:

  • Global
  • Regional
  • Zonal

Now you might think that this geographical location of resources is an implementation detail that you shouldn't ...

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