The gcloud command-line tool lets you manage your Compute Engine resources, using the
gcloud compute command group. gcloud compute is an alternative to using the
Compute Engine API.
The gcloud tool is part of the Cloud SDK and is a unified
command-line tool that includes features like statement autocompletion,
in-place updating, command-line help, human-readable and
machine-parsable output formats, and integration with Cloud SDK.