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Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine

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Earn a skill badge by completing the Optimize Costs for Kubernetes Engine, where you learn about the following tools and techniques to help optimize resource usage and eliminate unnecessary costs on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE): create and manage a multi tenant cluster, monitor resource usage by namespace, configure cluster and pod autoscaling, configure load balancing, and set up liveness and readiness probes. The videos and labs in this quest explore best practices for running cost-optimized Kubernetes applications on GKE.

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Badge for Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine

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  • Video

    Monitoring your GKE costs

  • Lab

    Managing a GKE Multi-tenant Cluster with Namespaces

    This lab explores best practices in managing and monitoring a multi-tenant cluster in order to optimize your costs.

  • Video

    Virtual machines in GKE

  • Lab

    Exploring Cost-optimization for GKE Virtual Machines

    In this hands-on lab, you’ll learn how to determine and select the the most cost effective machine type for a GKE application. You will also explore the pros and cons of a multi-zonal cluster.

  • Lab

    Understanding and Combining GKE Autoscaling Strategies

    In this lab you will explore the benefits of different Google Kubernetes Engine autoscaling strategies, like Horizontal Pod Autoscaling and Vertical Pod Autoscaling for pod-level scaling, and Cluster Autoscaler and Node Auto Provisioning for node-level scaling.

  • Lab

    GKE Workload Optimization

    This lab demonstrates how optimization in your cluster's workloads can lead to an overall optimization of your resources and costs. It walks through a few different workload optimization strategies such as container native load balancing, application load testing, readiness and liveness probes, and pod disruption budgets.

  • Lab

    Optimize Costs for Google Kubernetes Engine: Challenge Lab

    This lab offers a series of challenges that involve deploying, scaling, and maintaining a cluster application while optimizing resource usage.

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    Quest Info
    This quest explores intermediate to advanced concepts about Google Kubernetes Engine cluster optimization and assumes the student already knows basic concepts around cluster creation and management. If you are new to Google Kubernetes Engine, it's recommended to first take the Kubernetes in Google Cloud quest.
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