AWS to GCP to Azure Services Mapping

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Funnily enough, the hardest part working with multi-cloud providers has been remembering the names of the services and what is the equivalent across each of the cloud providers.

These mappings help me when jumping between the different cloud providers, and therefore are a great reference point.

I hope this helps you to be able to link your knowledge across the different cloud providers, making it easier in your conversations, study and work.

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Let’s Explore the Cloud Certification Journey

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Anyone who knows me knows this is a passion of mine.

Everyone I know on a Cloud Certification Journey has or has had a very personal and different journey.

Each person having different motivations that drive them for the certifications, whether that is:

  • for career recognition and progression
  • learning and growing their knowledge
  • or to simply have badges of honor

Each drive varies the pursuit plan and ultimately the outcome.

Let’s explore this further.

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Introduction to the Cloud

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Working in the IT industry, many of my friends and family approach me when it comes to anything “computer” related, due to them having very little knowledge about IT in general with one of the most mysterious topics for them being the Cloud.

They often hear terms like, “it is in the cloud“, or they own devices like an iPhones and find themselves receiving messages that their “cloud storage is almost full“.

In reality this can be confusing when they don’t really know what that means or what they should do.

This post is to help people understand the Cloud, clarifying certain terminology and hopefully take away the mystery that surrounds the Cloud.

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Best Cloud Training Providers for 2020

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2020 has been a challenging year for many people and many reasons.

However, if we focus in on the cloud and cloud training, it has been a noteworthy year.

Many cloud training providers have provided free content to help those that have been impacted due to COVID-19. While others have simply provided free content to help the wider community. It has been inspiring to see the cloud leaders and community gather together and support one another.

Cloud solutions are continuing to grow at a rapid rate. Cloud Providers like Amazon (AWS), Google (Google Cloud), and Microsoft (Azure) have been continuing to advance and providing leading cloud platforms in the industry.

There are other available platforms such as Red Hat, VMWare, Rackspace, and others that offer platforms or specialised platforms as well.

So with all of these platforms available, there is a strong and rapidly growing need for qualified and educated employees.

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AWS, GCP & Azure Certification Study Material

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In my journey of acquiring certifications, I have been introduced too many different and fantastic study materials.

These study materials have not only helped me in acquiring my certifications, but they have also helped me to cement the knowledge that I have acquired and to be able to confidently apply it in the real world.

I hope these study materials will also help in serving you.

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How I passed the Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 Exam

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Microsoft’s Cloud Azure is one of the large cloud providers that has now been around for quite a few years, and with good reason, Microsoft has always been a big player when it comes to computing and software and it is only natural that they also participate and play an important role as a cloud provider.

This certification is the entry point into the Azure certifications, while it is the easiest of the Azure certifications, it will give you a good foundation and overall understanding of the services Azure has to offer as well as provide a good foundation of cloud concept in general as well as help you understand the security, compliance, support and pricing that the cloud provider has to offer.

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Why all cloud providers need a CDK

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Before we delve into why all cloud providers need a CDK.

If you are working with Cloud Infrastructure, you will most likely be aware of the various different services, tooling and frameworks available to support the provisioning of your cloud infrastructure.

With that being said I would like to explain the benefits that a Cloud Development Kit (CDK) brings, and highlight why it would be an advantage for all cloud providers to support this approach and provide the relevant services, tooling and frameworks.

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Choosing Event Streaming or Messaging for your Architecture

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Want to understand what to consider when choosing Event Streaming and Messaging for your Architecture?

They both are heavily used when it comes to Architecture, they are fantastic ways to manage the interactions, communication and behaviour between your services or systems and often there is not a one size fits all approach you should take.

Just because you have taken one of these approaches in a previous solution does not mean that it the right approach for your next, hopefully this post will be able to give you a high level overview on what you should consider and help you to mange your Architecture decision.

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Best Cloud Training Providers for 2019

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Organizations are utilising cloud solutions at a rapid growth rate. Cloud Providers like Amazon (AWS), Google (Google Cloud), and Microsoft (Azure) have been taking advantage by providing some of the leading cloud platforms in the industry.

There are other available platforms such as Red Hat, VMWare, Rackspace, and others that offer platforms or specialised platforms as well. So with all of these platforms available, there is a strong and rapidly growing need for qualified and educated employees.

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