Networking resources

Last reviewed 2024-04-05 UTC

The Architecture Center provides content resources across a wide variety of networking subjects. This page provides information to help you get started and a list of all networking content in the Architecture Center.

Get started

Google Cloud provides a suite of networking services to help you run your enterprise in the cloud. This page can help you get started with both designing and building a new cloud network and with enhancing your existing network.

Design and build

There are two general approaches to create a network:

  • Just get started by creating a simple, but recommended, landing zone deployment and build from there.
  • Read all the materials up front, plan everything end-to-end, and then build your design.

If you just want to get started:

  • The fastest way is to use Google Cloud Setup in the Google Cloud console. The user interface shows you how to set up your organization, users and groups, administration, billing, networking, monitoring and security so you can get started with Google Cloud. Even if you already have an organization set up, you can use Google Cloud Setup to create well-crafted networks.
  • Alternatively, you can follow a manual process using the Landing zone design in Google Cloud document set. In that document set, Decide the network design for your Google Cloud landing zone provides several options for your network design.

If you want to read and plan first:


If you already have your Google Cloud network set up, but you want to enhance or modify your setup, the documents listed in the left navigation can help. The documents are organized in the following categories:

  • Connect: Connect Google Cloud resources to resources in other clouds, in your on-premises data centers, and in other parts of your Google Cloud deployment.
  • Scale: Use load balancing, content delivery networks, and DNS to deliver your applications to your customers at any scale.
  • Secure: Protect your applications and network traffic.
  • Observe: Monitor and inspect your network configuration and traffic.

Networking resources in the Architecture Center

You can filter the following list of networking resources by typing a product name or a phrase that's in the resource title or description.

Best practices and reference architectures for VPC design

Build hybrid and multicloud architectures using Google Cloud

Building internet connectivity for private VMs

Centralized network appliances on Google Cloud

Controls to restrict access to individually approved APIs

Decide the network design for your Google Cloud landing zone

Deploy network monitoring and telemetry capabilities in Google Cloud

Deploying FortiGate-VM Next Generation Firewall using Terraform

Design secure deployment pipelines

Designing networks for migrating enterprise workloads: Architectural approaches

FortiGate architecture in Google Cloud

From edge to mesh: Expose service mesh applications through GKE Gateway

Global load-balancing architectures using DNS routing policies

Hub-and-spoke network architecture

Hybrid and multicloud monitoring and logging patterns

Hybrid and multicloud secure networking architecture patterns

Implement your Google Cloud landing zone network design

Jump Start Solution: Load balanced managed VMs

Landing zone design in Google Cloud

Modernization path for .NET Framework applications on Google Cloud

Patterns for connecting other cloud service providers with Google Cloud

PCI DSS compliance on GKE

Secure virtual private cloud networks with the Palo Alto VM-Series NGFW

Security blueprint: PCI on GKE

VMware Engine network security using centralized appliances