This was some additional work cooked up; very similar to the AWS deployment, it’s a Terraform and Ansible deployment of a Bitcoin node, but instead a deployment to Google Cloud. https://github.com/bonovoxly/bitcoin-node/tree/master/terraform/gcloud Overall, not a lot different once the credentials for Google Cloud gets setup. Terraform away and a Bitcoin node is operational. I added extensive notes on configuring Google Cloud credentials. One of the cool things about Google Cloud was the built-in SSH access.
why Google App Engine? I was recently lucky enough to attend Google Next 17 and got to learn about Google Cloud Platform from some ridiculously smart Google engineers. This included some amazing people like Kelsey Hightower, Jessie Frazelle, Alex Mohr, Niels Provos, Terrence Ryan,… These engineers are phenomenal in their areas of expertise and it was awesome to hear their talks. This isn’t even all inclusive, but wait there's more - https://www.