Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Continues Momentum With Key Kroger Partnership

Grocery giant Kroger recently announced a new partnership with Google Cloud Platform. The move comes as part of their goal to have a leading role in digital initiatives such as home grocery delivery.

Kroger chose Google Cloud due to their suite of products and services that streamline operations and allow them to scale their efforts without up front investments in legacy on-premises equipment.

This marks another big win for GCP in just the last few months. Cisco, Salesforce, and Marketo are just a few other large organizations who have partnered with Google in the second half of 2017.

As GCP continues to build momentum in the cloud wars, are you ready to take advantage of the opportunities that will present themselves? Stay tuned to Linux Academy for more Google Cloud Platform courses that are currently in development. We have a LOT of new material coming soon that you’ll love. Until then, check out part one of our Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect course, as well as our other GCP offerings.

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Join Us for Our AWS Security Webinar

Information security is more important now than ever. In the news, we see one breach after another, and the impact is huge – not just for businesses, but for consumers as well. Running a large organization means keeping tons of data, and a lot of it is going to be sensitive. Think about what would happen if that data were to fall into the wrong hands, then think about what your company is doing to keep that from happening. We’ve all got questions about security, especially on cloud platforms like AWS. This Friday, November 17, 2017, we’ll be hosting a webinar to answer some of these questions about AWS Security, and how to protect your data.

The webinar will be hosted by AWS Certified Professionals Anthony James and Christophe Limpalair. They’ll be discussing the keys to keeping your infrastructure secure, and how to avoid the mistakes that often lead to the big breaches we see so often in the news. A few of the topics will include:

  • IAM security best practices – how to control access to your resources
  • Data protection – how to protect data lakes using S3 and encryption both at-rest and in-transit
  • Detective control and incident response – how to automate detection and prevention, as well as contain incidents
  • Infrastructure security – which services and features can work to increase security across your infrastructure

Data breaches are increasingly common, and the results are increasingly harmful. Security isn’t a matter of changing a few settings in your configuration, of course. It’s an ongoing process that needs to be constantly reviewed and evaluated. But with our upcoming webinar, we hope to provide a few starting points for those new to AWS security, and tips on how to get better for those with experience.

Can’t make it to the live stream? No problem. Just register below, and we’ll send you a recording once it’s over. We hope you’ll join us!

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Faill to Pass

You Didn’t Pass Your Certification Exam – Now What?!

Grief

It’s happened to most of us. We have gone through countless hours of studying, training, practicing, learning, etc. We have spent long nights watching videos, reading whitepapers, practicing in labs, and taking practice tests. We thought we had this; we KNEW we had this! But when the test was completed, we hit submit, and we get the dreaded score, which is less than what was required for the Powers That Be to award us our certificate. Four of the seven stages of grief pour over you in rapid fire:

“What went wrong?!”

“I can’t believe I just wasted this money!”

“Maybe if I write to the testing board, they’ll understand that they’re wrong.”

“Ugh, this is so laaaaame!”

But, it’s done. It’s time to take this experience, learn from it, and come back and crush this exam! (more…)

AWS re:Invent 2017 Event Guide – Join Us There!

We’re now only 20 days out from one of the most renowned events of the year! You may have heard of it… AWS re:Invent? The largest gathering of the cloud computing community with over 40,000 people attending, 6 campuses, over 1000 technical sessions, hackathons, boot camps, more workshops, and opportunities to get certified. Tickets are selling fast, so get your ticket ASAP! If you can’t make it this year, you can register to view the keynotes each day here.

If you are attending, hopefully you made your schedule and RSVP’d for the popular sessions – they fill up fast. But don’t lose hope just yet! We’ve got an insider tip: if the sessions you want to attend are full, note that they only reserve up to 75% of the seats, so get there early and you may have a chance to be a walk-in.

Of course, that’s not our only tip. Here’s a full list of our recommended activities, hand-picked by our team, for creating unforgettable memories to make the most of your re:Invent experience!

THINGS TO DO AT RE:INVENT 2017

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