Published January 14, 2019
A Google Cloud load balancer is not a single thing. It is made of many different components that all work together to provide regional or global load balancing to your applications.
What follows are some quick diagrams I have created to better understand how all of the components that make up the various Google Cloud load balancers work together.
Published July 30, 2018
• Updated January 14, 2019
A common configuration for any web serving infrastructure is to redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS. Because a Google Cloud HTTP(S) Global Load Balancer is a globally available resource comprised of many software defined networking components, configuring this, despite the end result being the same, works a bit differently than what you might be used to.