Quarterly website statistics on Cloud Marathoner’s Journey

Hi friends,

I was looking into an analytics tool to check the current status of a site, and was blown away by interest in my blog posts.

Your continued interest in the #cloudmarathoner perspective and interest to check and learn – adds extra motivation to my blogging, as it brings a visible value to the community.

All right, without any overdue, here is are the statistics for the last quarter:

Looks like our blog is doing pretty well on all categories. Although most users are visiting from the US and India, there are blog readers from all over the world.Β 

And of course there is not much activity, as i was on a summer break during July and beginningΒ of August πŸ™‚

Just want to say ” HUGEΒ Thank You !!! ” – for continuedΒ interest and support in #cloudmarathoner content!

Support & Subscribe to #cloudmarathoner LinkedIn tag πŸ‘πŸ‘€
Stay tuned for more Azure IoT, Automation & Security related posts.

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New four services added to “Azure free services” catalog

Hi Cloud Marathoner friends!

Who would resist to learn Azure cloud and utilize free services that have been annnces this month?

Yes, you have read this correct, there are 4 more servics added to exisiting 25+ always free and 12 months set of free products, up to the monthly limits. 

Those services are listed on the infographic:

βœ”οΈ Azure Key Vault
βœ”οΈ Azure Database for PostreSQL
βœ”οΈ Azure Media Services
βœ”οΈ Azure Database for MySQL

Have you used these new services in your labs or projects yet?
If not, that is okay. Here is the brief description what you can do with these services listed above:

Azure Key Vault – helps teams to securely store and manage sensitive information such as keys, passwords, certificates, etc., in a centralized storage which are safeguarded by industry-standard algorithms, key lengths, and even hardware security modules.

Azure Database for PostreSQL – with Azure you can run your  PostgreSQL Server workloads in a hosted virtual machine infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or as a hosted platform as a service (PaaS). The PaaS option has multiple deployment choices, each with multiple service tiers that you can use with Azure Database for PostreSQL.

Azure Database for MySQL – take the model tha we described above and apply it to MySQL. That how simple it is..

Azure Media Services – lets you deliver any media, on virtually any device, to anywhere in the world using the cloud. The collection of services provide encoding, live or on-demand streaming, content protection and indexing for video and audio content.

Which products are free for 12 months?

These products are free for 12 months, up to the monthly limits. Availability is based on resource and region.

Check out the details about each of these services on Microsoft Azure’s website.

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#microsoftazureΒ 
#freeΒ #cloudservicesΒ 
#cloudskillsΒ 
#continuouslearning

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Get started with data transformation services in Azure – Global Azure 2021

Azure Global 2021 event in mid-April 2021

Hello friends,
I am back again, this time with another follow-up announcement of a second Global Azure 2021 session in Azure Data focus area, for ALL of you!

I am truly excited to present the following session on April 17th, live from my broadcasting studio in East Cost:)

This session will be a deep dive into different data movement scenarios using first-class tooling in Azure data echo-system and Azure Data Factory (ADF). We will learn about handy new features and data connectors, while copying and transforming datasets from a Data Lake and SQL Relational Database storages. Thus, tune in to learn about latest developments in Microsoft Azure data transformation services.

In my second session, I will share following journey with you:

Abstract of the upcoming session provided below πŸ˜‰

We will learn about what is ETL and ELT stands for in data world, and how Azure Data Factory (ADF) service could help you. Along the way, we will look into inner-workings and fundamentals of a cloud-based ETL and data integration service that allows you to create data-driven workflows for orchestrating data movement and transforming data at scale.

Finally, we will conclude the session with ADF demo and Q&A

TheCloudMarathoner πŸ™‚

Please let me know, what topics are you interested in?

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What is “Cloud native”, how you could define it?


So what is “Cloud Native”? πŸ€”πŸ‘€/

My approach is to hit on Re-FRESH β™» before thinking about Cloud Native; as it is an evolving space that at minimum includes following components:


βœ”οΈ Modern Design
βœ”οΈ Microservices
βœ”οΈ Containers
βœ”οΈ Backbone Services
βœ”οΈ Automation

By the way, check out the official CNCF definition (Cloud Native Computing Foundation) definition for clarity.

Cloud-native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public, private, and hybrid clouds. Containers, service meshes, microservices, immutable infrastructure, and declarative APIs exemplify this approach.

These techniques enable loosely coupled systems that are resilient, manageable, and observable. Combined with robust automation, they allow engineers to make high-impact changes frequently and predictably with minimal toil.

CNCF

More on this topic πŸ‘‰ https://lnkd.in/eUkgs9P#SharingIsCaring❀️

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KEY 30+ free training materials for everyone

Hello my friends!

I have been asked about free, online training resources. I have compiled, to my best knowledge, all recent training resources in this post. However, please feel free to add your comments (aka, 2 cents πŸ’°) and extend this list together πŸ™‚

All the training resources could be used by anyone around the glob 24/7. Note that few training resources are geared toward certain US state learning programs.

I truly hope, you could share these resources with your friends, who might be looking for affordable training, and prepare themselves for a better future.

  1. Microsoft Learn: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/
  2. Google Cloud Training: https://cloud.google.com/training
  3. Oracle OCI training with free exam till May 15, from Raghu Viswanathan: https://www.oracle.com/corporate/blog/free-certifications-oracle-oci-autonomous-033020.html
  4. IBM AI training: https://cognitiveclass.ai/
  5. Pluralsight – free April month: https://www.pluralsight.com/
  6. Harvard University. Pay for official certificate only: https://harvardx.link/sz4ck
  7. Tableau (90 days with code 2020elearning): https://www.tableau.com/learn/training/elearning
  8. Qlik (online training): https://www.qlik.com/us/announcements/covid-19-response
  9. Databricks: https://www.databricks.training/learn-from-home/index.html
  10. Looker: https://training.looker.com/
  11. Coursera: https://blog.coursera.org/coursera-together-free-online-learning-during-covid-19
  12. Atlassian: https://www.atlassian.com/software/free
  13. MicroStrategy (45 days till May 15th 2020): https://www.microstrategy.com/us/free-education
  14. Free Training from BMCC/ NY-Cisco, A+, EMT, Medical Assistant, etc. https://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/ce/
  15. New York Mechanic’s Apprenticeship Program: https://www.nyatlas.org
  16. Web Development training at LaGuardia Community College: https://www.laguardia.edu/Open-Code-Information/
  17. OSHA Training, and several other Free Training – New York: http://www.cb14brooklyn.com
  18. SUNY Bronx- Free Training- GED, Master Barber, Medical Assistant, EMT, etc. http://www.bronxeoc.org/index.html
  19. Learn to code: https://www.freecodecamp.org/
  20. Training in programming and IT : https://www.npower.org/
  21. Training in Cyber Security, Net +, A+, System Admin, etc: https://perscholas.org/
  22. Year Up for 18-24 years old offered in several states in the US. 12 months program with internship: https://www.yearup.org/
  23. Training in IT, Construction, Medical Admin Assistant: usa.generation.org/regeneration
  24. Free IT Training with Certificate: https://thegymnasium.com
  25. Training in several states and online for CompTIA A+ : https://www.creatingitfutures.org
  26. Salesforce training : https://trailhead.salesforce.com/
  27. Sign up for Free trial to take cert exams like: A+, Net, CySa+, Cisco, PMP : https://www.ucertify.com/
  28. Python training from Google: https://www.udacity.com/course/programming-for-data-science-nanodegree–nd104
  29. University of the People- Free degree program in Computer Science, Business Administration, Health Services: https://www.uopeople.edu
  30. Much more online training from @Rajanand’s post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/free-learning-resources-rajanand-ilangovan/
  31. Atlassian free product training catalog: https://training.atlassian.com/free-training-catalog

These list is not complete and I look forward for your contributions #linkedinfamily  to keep this post updated #SharingIsCaring❀️

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How to start Cloud Journey in your organization?

Hi Cloud Marathoners!

It is usually hard to start a new initiative within a company due to a myriad of reasons. πŸ€”
Thus, this post will focus on how to follow some descriptive steps in starting a new Cloud Journey whereever you are in your life πŸ™‚

Let’s check a simple approach πŸ’‘ below that could guide us on cloud ☁️ (AWS, Azure, GCP, Oracle Cloud) adoption journey πŸ—Ί

Choosing the right cloud solution provider for your customers?

1️⃣ Step: Check on Team Alignment with cloud fundamentals
βœ”οΈ Every team member should have a basic understand of how specific cloud works
βœ”οΈ Portfolio of candidate workloads should be available to all team members to be used during strategic, release planning and completion of technical tasks 
βœ”οΈ The technical strategy should include clarity on which levels of the hosting hierarchy will be used and what those terms mean in our business
βœ”οΈ A naming and tagging standard should be established, maintained, and enforced to guide implementation and resource organization
βœ”οΈ The hosting hierarchy should be reflected in a resource organization design (account or subscription design)
βœ”οΈ Align cloud capabilities, teams, and RACI structure to the fundamental concepts above

As an addition, what would you add into first checklist ? πŸ€”

Please, share your thoughts in comments section πŸ‘Β #SharingIsCaring❀️️

Looking πŸ‘€ for more?
Follow the #cloudmarathoner tag on LinkedIn and via blog postsΒ πŸ’‘

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#cloudjourney
#cloudskills
#firststeps
#cloudadoption
#continuouslearning

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Welcome to the cloud journey blog!

Welcome friends!

I will use this platform to blog intresting stuff on my cloud journey and help other friends in the community to succeed.
Every opinion expressed here belongs to me and not to my employer company.


Please be patient with me; while I will be migrating my posts into this blogging platform. Thanks!

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