Cross-Cloud Access

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This project is part of the liveProject series Cross-Cloud Access to a SaaS Application
basic knowledge of GCP • basic knowledge of AWS • basic networking
skills learned
running a VM • Google Deployment Manager • setting up networking • setting up a VPN connection using Google Cloud Router
Sambasiva Andaluri
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll establish a VPN tunnel between Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services to securely connect backend resources between the two cloud platforms. You’ll use Google DeploymentManager and Terraform to create a VM instance in Google Cloud Platform, then create a VPN connection using Google Cloud Router to connect to AWS.
This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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project author

Sambasiva Andaluri
Sambasiva Andaluri is a self-taught software developer/architect. He started his career as a Fortran IV programmer and over the past 30 years developed several software products for various companies in India, the UK, Germany, and the US. Most recently, he worked for Amazon Web Services as a solutions architect. Currently, he works for DoiT International as a Senior Cloud Architect.


This liveProject is for solutions architects and developers with basic knowledge of the cloud. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with:

  • Basic knowledge of AWS
  • Basic knowledge of GCP
  • Basic knowledge of networking

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn how to handle connecting services hosted on different platforms as part of a multi-cloud paradigm.

  • Running a VM
  • Google DeploymentManager
  • Setting up networking
  • Setting up a VPN connection using Google Cloud Router


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Get full access to select books for 90 days. Permanent access to excerpts from Manning products are also included, as well as references to other resources.