It all comes down to security and hardening your infrastructure. Along with other security essentials like firewalls, IDS/IPS, and DMZ’s, static IP’s on GCP are a fundamental aspect of a secure infrastructure build out for almost all companies.
Additionally, many outside vendors require companies to add firewall rules that only allow access via known static IP’s to their protected internal databases or API’s. Or, maybe they require you to only access and route traffic via a third party’s API from specified IPs.
Fortunately, there are a few ways to get the benefits of GCP’s horizontal scalability while still routing critical traffic through a static IP.
GCP offers their own static IP’s for all accounts, which is really exceptional when you compare that that option to other cloud providers. Hats off to Google for enabling that option by default.
However, if you’re building a service a tad bit more mission critical than a routine app, there’s likely strong need to have a managed Static IP service that’s more secure, constantly monitored, and more customizable than the Google out-of-the-box static IP option.
Ahhh, the “Cloud-based Way” – let other people worry about boring infrastructure so you can build awesome apps.
By using a hosted service like QuotaGuard Static IP’s, you will automatically be provided with a set of Static IP address that your traffic will route through via an Elastic Load Balancer. No server setup or management required. All you need to do is configure your app to direct your inbound or outbound traffic through our provided proxy server. We handle all the High Availability, the fail-over requirements, and the load balancing for you.
For users of Google Cloud, QuotaGuard Static is available on our direct site where you can configure your QuotaGuard GCP Static IP address to your app in one click with no need to change the core of your code.
QuotaGuard is not free, but our plans start at $19/month for 20,000 requests and you can tailor your payment package to suit your application needs and business goals.
We believe QuotaGuard is the most robust, scalable and cost effective way of getting a Static IP address on GCP and we offer full support for customers to help you setup, configure, and debug your implementation(s).
If you have any questions about whether QuotaGuard is the right service for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us at QuotaGuard Support.
We answer all support emails within a few hours, so send in your questions and we’ll help figure out if our solution is the right fit for your use case.
We also respond to queries raised through the Google Cloud support channels – but they will take longer to reach us – so we encourage you to just reach out to us directly.
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