2016-09-23 09:00:00 -0400 - Joe Ritchey

**DISCLAMER - To get this setup working you will need paid account for both AWS and Google Cloud Platform. Fees do apply for both AWS and GCP

Connecting a AWS VPC to Google’s Cloud Platform over VPN is pretty straight forward compared to connecting a AWS Region to Region.

To get started you will need to sign up for a Google account. From there you can log into the Google Developer Console (http://console.developers.google.com).

From here you have to create what Google calls a project. A project encapsulates most of the Google Cloud products. You can have multiple projects in your account. A project in GCP can be compared to a VPC in AWS, but there is not a complete 1 to 1 mapping with products and features. A project offers a degree of logical separation, authentication and billing to your GCP account. You can get a project setup free. For this post I am focusing in on the Networking and VPN setup. To get going with these features you have to enable billing for your project. Google does free trials in the form of starter credits. This will give you 300$ to use up in 90 days https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/.

Quick Start - Using Static Routing