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Thanks to @mrichter for inspiring this discussion on SBTI (Science Based Targets Initiatives) Let’s hear from you all: what’s working? What are your challenges? Any approaches you’d recommend? If you’d like to hear more about Google’s efforts in this space, check out the recording of our session with Hamidou Dia in October of 2020.
Great report from Bob Evans and John Foley on the 2021 Cloud Database market. They break down their analysis by four primary criteria, which i’ve pasted below. Report here → https://cloudwars.co/cloud-database-report/cloud-database-report-oracle-aws-and-snowflake-take-on-all-challengers/We used four criteria in choosing the Cloud Database Top 20: Enterprise capabilities. Vendors with a complete range of services and support that enterprises may want or need. Fully managed services are a plus. Platform adaptability. Tools, services, and APIs for data integration/migration and application compatibility are must-haves. Innovation. A steady pipeline of new, modern, differentiating capabilities. Demonstrated business value. Customer success is the #1 proof point.
In January, Google published a new whitepaper: Designing and deploying a data security strategy with Google Cloud.In this blog summary, one of the authors -- Anton Chuvakin, Head of Solutions Strategy -- lays out the vision for the white paper as:Specifically, we wanted to explore both the question of starting a data security program in a cloud-native way, as well as adjusting your existing daily security program when you start utilizing cloud computing.Imagine you are migrating to the cloud and you are a traditional company. You have some data security capabilities, and most likely you have an existing daily security program, part of your overall security program. Perhaps you are deploying tools like DLP, encryption, data classification and possibly others. Suddenly, or perhaps not so suddenly, you're migrating some of your data processing and some of your data to the cloud. What to do? Do my controls still work? Are my practices current? Am I looking at the right threats? How do I ma
Great write up from the team at Gartner on the "Top 6 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations in 2021"
Nice little post from the Gartner team on Trends Impacting infrastructure and ops in 2021. → https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/gartner-top-6-trends-impacting-infrastructure-operations-in-2021/Spoiler: Trend 1: Anywhere OpsTrend 2: Optimal InfrastructureTrend 3: Operational ContinuityTrend 4: Core ModernizationTrend 5: Distributed CloudTrend 6: Critical Skills vs Critical Roles
The Professional Cloud Architect beta certification is now open for registration.Delivery of the beta version of the exam, with new case studies and exam questions, will begin February 10 and continue through March 5.As a Beta exam, the registration fee is $120 (plus tax where applicable) instead of $200 (plus tax where applicable) and the length of the exam will be 3 hours.The General Availability version of the Professional Cloud Architect exam is still available to candidates who prefer to take that exam.https://cloud.google.com/certification/cloud-architect
Often we hear many community members ask / share their frustration that they simply don’t know where and how to get started with Anthos given their current estate. The GCP team put out a great blog post on the various deployment options with Anthos. Take a quick read and let us know what you think! 7 Hybrid and multicloud deployment options with Anthos
If you are looking to better understand GCPs various products and solutions, I highly recommend that you check out The Cloud Dev Girl’s site as it is a treasure trove of blog posts, podcasts, videos, and explainers that break things down into simple, byte-sized, and consumable pieces that even a beginner to GCP can understand. My favorites are Priyanka’s: → GCP Sketchnotes
Great writeup from the Developer Relations team on new documentation features which allow developers to quickly and easily search and browse through ready-made code samples available for Google Cloud. Link to the Blog post → Search and browse Google Cloud code samplesLink to the actual code sampling search page → Google Cloud code samples
Great read for professionals building and managing data security programs, especially as you start to navigate your shift to the cloud. A few core questions unpacked:● How does my data security strategy need to change to accommodate a shift to the cloud?● What new security challenges for data protection do I need to be aware of in the cloud?● What does my cloud provider offer that could streamline or replace my on-premise controls? Designing and Deploying Data Security Strategy White Paper
A self-study guide for aspiring machine learning practitionersMachine Learning Crash Course features a series of lessons with video lectures, real-world case studies, and hands-on practice exercises.30+ exercises 25 lessons 15 hours Lectures from Google researches Real-world case studies Interactive visualizations of algorithms in actionAccess it here
C2C General Manager shared this lengthy blogpost by Jeff Dean, Senior Fellow and SVP of Google Research and Health, on behalf of the entire Google Research community. Jeff said, “This is a very lengthy and complex read but is rich with detail, insights, and ideas.”This is a long post, but is grouped into many different sections, which you can jump to directly using the table below. Hopefully, there’s something interesting in here for everyone! · COVID-19 and Health · AutoML · ML for Medical Diagnostics · Understanding ML Algorithms and Models · Weather, Environment and Climate Change · Algorithmic Foundations and Theory · Accessibility · Machine Perception · Applications of ML to Other Fields · Robotics · Responsible AI · Quantum Computing · Natural Language Understanding · Supporting Developers and Researchers · Language Translation · Open Datasets and Dataset Search · Machine Learning Algorithm
This blog by Greg Wilson, Director, Developer Advocacy, has been highly recommended by C2C members since it was published in October of last year. The title alone tells you what it is, so vote for it if this is a resource that helps you. Extra credit:Pick your favorite resource from this list, click +Create Topic and recommend it with your own personal experience. Help us provide more context by crowdsourcing our community. What resource is missing from this list? Follow the same steps to recommend that resource and help us build our C2C collection of community-vetted resources.
In this article from Forbes, Anton Chuvakin, Head of Solutions Strategy, Google Cloud, provides a “look at the cloud/trust paradox, and what your business can take away from it.”Here’s an idea of what’s covered: In the decade since the rise of cloud computing, a lot of research has been generated on the topic of cloud trust. Today, the very concept of “using public cloud” is inseparably connected to “trusting your cloud provider.” One of the clear paradoxes that has emerged is that to be able to trust cloud computing, you need to be able to trust it less. Here’s a look at what that means, and what your business can take away from it.
If you’re a C2C member, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with thee training and certification resources from Google Cloud, but we thought we’d share them just in case. In the spirit of our crowdsourcing efforts, if you’ve used these resources before, please upvote the resource and provide your testimonial in the comments. Your advice and recommendation can help us showcase the value to those considering how and where to start. Learning paths include:Infrastructure modernization Application modernization Hybrid and multi-cloud Smart analytics and data management Apigee and Business Application Platform Networking and security Machine learning and artificial intelligence Google cloud for business Productivity and collaborationCertification paths include: Associate (Recommended experience is 6+ months) Cloud Engineer Professional (Recommended experience is 3+ years) Cloud Architect Cloud Developer Data Engineer Cloud DevOps Engineer Cloud Security Engineer Cloud Networ
Whether you’re looking to get started with GCP, or expand your existing skillset, it doesn’t get much better than free.This resource site from Google Cloud gives you the run down on 20+ free products, as well as a $300 free credit for “New customers also get $300 to fully explore and conduct an assessment of Google Cloud Platform. You won’t be charged until you choose to upgrade.”
This article from YourDevOpsGuy aims “to take you from zero to hero in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in just one article.”It covers:Get started with a GCP account for free Reduce costs in your GCP infrastructure Organize your resources Automate the creation and configuration of your resources Manage operations: logging, monitoring, tracing, and so on. Store your data Deploy your applications and services Create networks in GCP and connect them with your on-premise networks Work with Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning Secure your resourcesCheck it out and upvote it if you think we should feature it on our Learn resource collection.
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