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Instant Google Compute Engine by Alexander Papaspyrou

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Chapter 1. Instant Google Compute Engine

Welcome to the Instant Google Compute Engine. This book has been especially written to provide you with all the information you need to run your large-scale computing workloads on Linux virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure. You will also get to know the basic building blocks of Google Compute Engine (GCE), get started with creating and running your infrastructure in the Cloud, and learn about the different concepts that make up a well-performing GCE system.

This document contains the following sections:

So, what is Google Compute Engine? helps you to find out what GCE actually is, what you can do with it, and why it's so great.

Installation guides you with preparing your workstation for interacting ...

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