What is the full form of GCP ?

GCP Full Form: Google Cloud Platform

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The complete form of GCP is Google Cloud Platform, a suite of cloud computing services offered by the famous internet company Google.

The google cloud platform runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products like Gmail, file storage, google search, YouTube etc.

The google cloud provides a set of management tools and a series of modular cloud services. These cloud services by the google cloud platform are data analytics, data storage, machine learning etc.

There is a registration process for this google cloud computing that requires credit card or bank account details.

GCP full form
GCP full form

About GCP | What is GCP?

The google cloud platform provides a platform as a service, serverless computing environments, infrastructure as a service etc.

Google announced App Engine in April 2008 which was a platform to develop and host web applications in google managed data centres. The app engine was the first-ever cloud computing service from the company.

App engine became commonly available in November 2011. After the announcement the cloud platform App Engine google added multiple cloud services to this platform.

The google cloud platform is also a part of the Google cloud that contains the Google cloud platform public cloud infrastructure and Google Workspace or G suite and apart from these the application programming interfaces APIs for machine learning, enterprise mapping services, enterprise versions of Chrome OS and Android etc.

GCP history

  • In April 2008 google appl engine was announced. In May 2010 google cloud storage was launched. In October 2011 google cloud SQL was announced.
  • In June 2012 google compute engine was launched.
  • In May 2013 google compute engine was released to GA
  • In February 2014 google cloud SQL becomes GA.
  • In March 2015 google cloud DNS was available generally.
  • In September 2016 Stackdriver was generally available
  • In February 2017 cloud spanner was released into beta.
  • In May 2018 Google cloud memory store was available in Beta.
  • In November 2019 google cloud run was released.
  • In October 2020 google cloud announced it will become a block producer candidate for the EOS network.

GCP products

There are more than 100 products under the Google cloud platform brand. These products come under various services such as – Compute, storage and databases, Networking, big data, cloud AI, Management tools, identity and security, internet of things, API platforms. Here are the google cloud products under these services –


App engine

Compute engine

Google Kubernetes Engine

Cloud functions

Cloud run

 GPC storage and Databases

  • Cloud storage
  • Cloud BigTable
  • Cloud Spanner
  • Cloud datastore
  • Persistent disk
  • Cloud memory store
  • Local SSD
  • Filestore

 GCP Networking

  • VPC
  • Cloud load balancing
  • Cloud Armor
  • Cloud CDN
  • Cloud interconnect
  • Cloud DNS
  • Network Service Tiers

Big Data

  • Big query
  • Cloud dataflow
  • Cloud composer
  • Cloud data proc
  • Cloud data prep
  • Cloud pub-sub
  • Cloud data lab
  • Cloud data studio

GPC Cloud AI

  • Cloud job discovery
  • Cloud TPU
  • Cloud AutoML
  • Cloud machine learning engine
  • Cloud speech to text
  • Dialogflow enterprise
  • Cloud translation API
  • Cloud text to speech
  • Cloud Vision API
  • Cloud video intelligence

GPC management tools

  • Operations suite
  • Cloud deployment manager
  • Cloud console
  • Cloud shell
  • Cloud console mobile app
  • Cloud APIs

GPC identity and security

  • Cloud identity
  • Cloud IAM
  • Cloud identity-aware proxy
  • Security key enforcement
  • Cloud key management service
  • Cloud resource manager
  • Cloud security scanner
  • Access transparency
  • VPC service controls

GPC internet of Things

  • Cloud IoT edge
  • Edge TPU
  • Cloud IoT core

GPC API Platform

  • Developer Portal
  • API monetization
  • Cloud Endpoints
  • Service infrastructure
  • API analytics
  • Apigee sense
  • Apigee API Platform
  • Maps platform

GPC certification

There are google cloud certified programs are available on the google clout platforms like other offerings such as Amazon web services, Microsoft Azure, IBM cloud etc.

in these google cloud platform certifications, participants can choose between online learning programs provided by tech platforms such as courser, Qwik labs etc. these are some of google cloud platform certifications –

  • Professional data engineer
  • Associate cloud engineer
  • Professional cloud architect
  • Professional machine learning engineer
  • Platform cloud developer
  • Professional collaboration engineer
  • Professional cloud network engineer
  • Professional cloud DevOps engineer
  • Google workspace
  • Professional cloud security engineer
  • GCP compute
  • GCP networking
  • GCP big data
  • GCP regions and zone

Some other famous full forms of GCP

GCP- Good Clinical Practice (in Medical)

GCP- Ground Control Point (in fieldwork)

GCP- Group Communication Protocol (in networking)

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