Architecting with GCP: Design and Process

Architecting with GCP: Design and Process

Learn how to build highly reliable and efficient solutions on Google Cloud Platform, using proven design patterns on this two-day classroom course.

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As a Google Cloud Partner, we’ll share our experience on design patterns and the principles of Google Site Reliability Engineering (SRE).

Jellyfish has been selected by Google to facilitate the delivery of this two-day course. All of our trainers are experienced practitioners, so you can learn with total confidence.

This advanced course is a continuation of the Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure course and assumes you have gained the hands-on experience with the technologies covered in that course.

Through a combination of presentations, demos, and hands-on labs, you will learn how to design GCP deployments that are highly reliable and secure; and how to operate GCP deployments in a highly available and cost-effective manner.

This Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Design and Process course is part of the Professional Cloud Architect track and is available at our training centre in The Shard, London.

We also offer private training for your team, which is available upon request. Our full range of Google Cloud courses can be viewed here

Architecting with GCP: Design and Process2 day Classroom Course

This course is intended for the following participants:

  • Cloud Solutions Architects, Site Reliability Engineers, Systems Operations professionals, DevOps Engineers, IT managers.
  • Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud Platform.
What will I learn?
Upon completion of this course you'll walk away with the ability to:
  • Design for high availability, scalability, and maintainability
  • Assess tradeoffs and make sound choices among Google Cloud Platform products
  • Integrate on-premises and cloud resources
  • Identify ways to optimise resources and minimise cost
  • Implement processes that minimise downtime, such as monitoring and alarming, unit and integration testing, production resilience testing, and incident post-mortem analysis
  • Implement policies that minimise security risks, such as auditing, separation of duties and least privilege
  • Implement technologies and processes that assure business continuity in the event of a disaster
To get the most of out of this course, you should have:
  • Completed the Architecting with Google Cloud Platform: Infrastructure course or equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments
  • Systems Operations experience, including deploying and managing applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment

Course Overview
Module 1: Defining the Service
  • Design in this class
  • State and solution
  • Measurement
  • Gathering requirements, SLOs, SLAs, and SLIs (key performance indicators)
Module 2: Business-logic layer design
  • Microservices architecture
  • GCP 12-factor support
  • Mapping compute needs to Google Cloud Platform processing services
  • Compute system provisioning
Module 3: Data layer design
  • Classifying and characterising data
  • Data ingest and data migration
  • Identification of storage needs and mapping to Google Cloud Platform storage systems
Module 4: Network layer design
  • Network edge configuration
  • Network configuration for data transfer within the service, including load balancing and network location
  • Network integration with other environments, including on premises and multi-cloud
Module 5: Design for resiliency, scalability, and disaster recovery
  • Failure due to loss of resources.
  • Failure due to overload
  • Strategies for coping with failure
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery, including restore strategy and data lifecycle management
  • Scalable and resilient design
Module 6: Design for security
  • Google Cloud Platform security
  • Network access control and firewalls
  • Protections against denial of service
  • Resource sharing and isolation
  • Data encryption and key management
  • Identity access and auditing
Module 7: Capacity planning and cost optimisation
  • Capacity planning
  • Pricing
Module 8: Deployment, monitoring and alerting, and incident response
  • Deployment
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Incident response
2 days£1,095 ex VAT
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Our trainers are all seasoned experts that have extensive experience working in the industry. They will be happy to answer questions, on the day or post training as part of our ongoing support.



Jellyfish have first class training facilities. Our flagship training centre is located at The Shard in London and we also have premium training facilities in the US, Spain and South Africa. We can also train at a location of your choice.

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