Part 1. Getting started


This part of the book will help set the stage for the rest of our exploration of Google Cloud Platform.

In chapter 1 we’ll look at what “cloud” actually means and some of the principles that you should expect to bump into when using cloud services. Next, in chapter 2, you’ll take Google Cloud Platform for a test drive by setting up your own Word Press instance using Google Compute Engine. Finally, in chapter 3, we’ll explore how cloud data centers work and how you should think about location in the amorphous world of the cloud.

When you’re finished with this part of the book, you’ll be ready to dig much deeper into individual products and see how they all fit together to build bigger things.