Author: Dheerendra Nath

Building regulatory reporting in the cloud offers many benefits, some of which are unparalleled speed, massive automatic scalability, tight security, very low initial setup cost, flexible operational costs, minimal human intervention, massive drive towards automation, and much more....

Recently, I was hunting around the internet, looking for an easy way to extract an attribute of GCP resource to cross-reference while creating another resource in gcloud. I had reserved a static IP address and I wanted to use it's IP address as the external address of a VM instance. I learnt that such a simple operation was indeed tricky, at least up until some time ago. Here's my journey and welcome aboard!