How do I plan a GCP Cloud Build?

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is one of the top cloud service providers and offers an extensive range of cloud-based solutions. If you’re looking to deploy and operate modern web-based applications as efficiently and effectively as possible, Google’s Cloud Build service is an ideal choice. Here we’ll cover the basics of getting started with GCP Cloud Build and field some of the common questions we receive about planning a new Cloud Build project.

What is a GCP Cloud Build?

GCP Cloud Build is a fully-managed serverless CI/CD service provided by Google that allows you to execute your builds quickly and consistently on Google Cloud Platform infrastructure. Cloud Build is ideal for any company interested in building and running a web-based application that leverages a large-scale data center’s capabilities. Per Google:

“Cloud Build can import source code from Cloud Storage, Cloud Source Repositories, GitHub, or Bitbucket, execute a build to your specifications, and produce artifacts such as Docker containers or Java archives.”

How do I get started with a Google Cloud Build?

Getting started with a GCP Cloud Build is quick and easy. Once you have your GCP account set up, you’ll be able to start building software across all programming languages, testing with custom workflows, and deploying across multiple environments. Google provides extensive documentation, including Cloud Build concepts, tutorials, best practices, APIs, reference materials, and more. View Cloud Build Documentation.

What is Google Cloud Build pricing?

Like the other leading cloud service providers, GCP charges only for the services and resources that the customer uses. Cloud Build pricing is based on build-minutes, which is the actual time—to the second—spent processing the build. See Cloud Build Pricing for details. Google also offers a Pricing Calculator to help you estimate the cost of your build.

What are the steps of a Google Cloud Build?

While every Google Cloud Build is unique, you can review the general steps required to launch a Cloud Build within Documentation. This Cloud Build concepts overview will walk you through:

• Build configuration and build steps

• Starting builds

• Viewing build results

• Cloud Build interface options

Detailed steps for building, testing, and deploying Cloud Build can be found in Google’s how-to guides.

Are there Google Cloud Build tutorials?

Google Cloud Developer tools and resources are among the most comprehensive and user-friendly in the industry. Along with extensive documentation, Google provides easy-to-understand tutorials for many of the steps needed to launch a Cloud Build application successfully.

Can I integrate Google Cloud with GitHub?

Google Cloud and GitHub are a perfect pairing. Google Cloud Build app for GitHub allows you to create fast, consistent, reliable builds across all languages. With the Google Cloud Build GitHub app, you can set up Continuous Integration (CI) through Cloud Build and automate builds and tests within your custom GitHub workflow. View documentation on integrating Google Cloud on GitHub.

Where can I find a Google Cloud architectural diagram?

Are you looking to build architectural diagrams of Google Cloud Platform for presentations and reports? Google Cloud provides a full suite of icons for Google Slides, PowerPoint, Lucidchart, Draw.IO, SimpleDiagrams, and Cacoo. View the Google Cloud Platform Architectural Diagrams Asset Library.

Do I need a GCP Cloud Build consultant near me?

Having a cloud consultant near you is helpful for analyzing your company’s data and on-site systems, particularly in hybrid cloud situations. However, since Cloud Build development and deployments often leverage remote resources, having an on-site consultant is not always necessary. At, we routinely work with local and global clients and offer a well-established process and communication plan for a wide range of cloud-based builds. Have a question about your GCP Cloud Build?

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