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.

Google Certified Cloud Architect

New Courses: Azure Exam 70-533 & Google Certified Professional Courses

We’re so excited to announce the release of two brand new courses this week! Doug V refreshed Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Exam 70-533 course to keep you updated in the latest 70-533 exam objectives, and Matt U launched the new Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect – Part 1 course for those of you interested in taking the Google Cloud Architect certification exam!


Google Container Engine

So here we are; we launched a new course at Linux Academy called Google Container Engine! If you’ve worked with AWS before, then you know that containers can function very similarly to EC2 instances; however, this is not the case with Google’s cloud. Instead, you get a stack of servers called a container cluster which are cloud instances that run Kubernetes.

The course covers these various features:

  • An introduction to the Google Container Engine that explains various features for container clusters such as autoscaling, hosting a multizone configuration, and how to use Kubernetes alpha features.
  • An overview of the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  • A look at managing container clusters through the CLI and Console and how to use container cluster features.
  • How to use the Google Container Registry as an alternative to using Docker Hub for creating your own private registry.
  • Learn how to use Kubernetes to create a pod and service using the Hexo blog.
  • Create a microservice with persistent disks using MySQL and Ghost, another blogging platform.
  • How to use the Kubernetes Dashboard with your container cluster.



How Apple Maps Spurred Innovation On iOS… For Google

It’s a cutthroat, dog-eat-dog world in the realm of the smart phone. Microsoft has declared war on all smart phones and the bitter battle between Android and iOS fanboys is certainly not declining. Flame wars, cyber bulling, and every other possible online confrontation seems to take place when talking about phone operating systems. It’s a rare win when we can objectivity look at several events and identify innovation that came from a feud.