GCPUG (Google Cloud Platform User Group) India got launched last week with launch events held in Mumbai (July 2) and Pune (July 4). The goal of GCPUG is to bring together GCP users/enthusiasts and build a community around them.
GCPUG India is all set to launch across 4 cities. Events are planned between July 2 – July 10.
I am excited to share that Google Cloud Platform User Group (GCPUG) India is all set to take off across various cities. To kick start the process, GCPUG Events are planned across 4 Indian cities starting with Mumbai on July 2.
I have covered several feature/service announcements on Google Cloud Platform, Android, Web via short blog posts. These posts are published on ProgrammableWeb. These posts covers news on March – April 2015 timeline.
This week I introduced Google Cloud Platform to a select group of individuals. I wanted to show them the “Operational Simplicity” of the platform vis-a-vis the other IaaS providers.
I read an excellent book on Google Compute Engine (GCE) recently, which is a great tutorial on the various services available in GCE. I strongly recommend the book. One of the examples there was of a Load Balancer in Action, where the authors demonstrated spinning up a couple of Virtual Instances, setting them up with a Apache Web Server and then bringing them down and up again to demonstrate how the Load Balancer works. I thought that would be a great demo to show and full marks to the authors, I just went through the script but I did a little bit more, which I want to share with everyone.
I recently had the opportunity to introduce first-time Cloud Computing students to a first-hand experience of what it means to work with a IaaS Provider.
The goals of the hands-on session was the following:
- Provision a Virtual Machine for each of the students.
- Allow the students to SSH into their respective VMs.
- Deploy one of the following:
- Apache Web Server with a web site
- Node.js application
- No installing any tools/runtimes on the participant machines. A browser is all they have.