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    Day Two Cloud 032: The Foggy Path To Cloud Certification

    Day Two Cloud 032: The Foggy Path To Cloud Certification

    Learning cloud technologies is a daunting task.

    A typical place to start is with certifications, giving you some practical knowledge and a badge for your resume. But where to start?

    AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud all have certifications. Too many certifications in fact. Microsoft and AWS have a combined 22 different certifications along multiple paths.

    What if you chose poorly? How do you prepare? And how do you deal with failure?

    Our guest, Mike Pfeiffer, is here to help us find guidance in the foggy world of cloud certifications.

    We discuss:



    * The value of certifications and reasons for getting them

    * Recommendations for people just getting started

    * Can certifications keep up with cloud tech churn and service releases?

    * Non-cloud certs to consider

    * Exam prep tips

    * More



    Show Links:

    AWS Certifications

    Microsoft Certifications

    Google Cloud Certifications

    Certified Kubernetes Administrator – CNFC

    Mike Pfeiffer on Twitter

    Mike Pfeiffer on LinkedIn

    Mike Pfeiffer’s Web site

    CloudSkills.io

    • 46 min
    Full Stack Journey 038: Exploring Kubernetes And The Contour Project With Steve Sloka

    Full Stack Journey 038: Exploring Kubernetes And The Contour Project With Steve Sloka

    Today’s Full Stack Journey episode explores Contour, an an Envoy-based Kubernetes Ingress controller developed by Heptio/VMware.

    My guest is Steve Sloka (Twitter, GitHub). We discuss Steve’s journey into Docker, containers, and Kubernetes as a developer, and their impact on his career.

    Then, we spend some time chatting about Contour, its benefits, and how it compares to other Ingress controllers.

    Over the course of these two topics, Scott and Steve address questions like:



    * How did getting into Kubernetes and containers impact your career?

    * Was it beneficial to straddle both the infrastructure and software development sides of IT?

    * What is Kubernetes Ingress?

    * Why create and develop Contour?

    * What are some benefits of Contour as compared to other Ingress controllers?

    * How would someone get started as a user of Contour?



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    Show Notes:

    Project Contour

    GitHub repository for Contour

    Steve Sloka on GitHub

    Steve Sloka on Twitter

    • 40 min
    Tech Bytes: Reviewing 2019’s Most Impactful Internet Outages With ThousandEyes (Sponsored)

    Tech Bytes: Reviewing 2019’s Most Impactful Internet Outages With ThousandEyes (Sponsored)

    Today’s show looks back at some of the most impactful Internet outages of 2019 with sponsor ThousandEyes. We’ll discuss what happened in these outages, who was affected, and lessons learned.

    Our guest is Angelique Medina, Director of Product Marketing at ThousandEyes.

    We examine a June 2019 incident that impacted large swathes of Google Cloud, and a June 2019 route leak that snared CloudFlare, though it wasn’t CloudFlare’s fault.

    We discuss:



    * How these outages occurred

    * Why Internet visibility is critical as more applications and services move to the cloud

    * How ThousandEyes can help network engineers understand and diagnose problems

    * Getting mean time to innocence

    * Remediation strategies

    * More



    Show Links:

    Looking Back at the Biggest Internet Outages of 2019 – ThousandEyes

    Network Intelligence Blog – ThousandEyes

    Angelique Medina on Twitter

    ThousandEyes on Twitter

    • 15 min
    Network Break 267: Equinix Buys Packet For Bare Metal; Google, Verizon Flirt With Privacy

    Network Break 267: Equinix Buys Packet For Bare Metal; Google, Verizon Flirt With Privacy

    Today's Network Break podcast analyzes Equinix's acquisition of Packet, privacy announcements from Google and Verizon, a US Senate proposal to spend a billion dollars on 5G, and more tech news.

    • 48 min
    Heavy Networking 498: Creating A Single Source Of Truth For Network Automation

    Heavy Networking 498: Creating A Single Source Of Truth For Network Automation

    For network automation you need a single source of truth that’s programmatically accessible, reflects intended state, and enables others to stand up infrastructure correctly without you getting in the middle of every provisioning request. Tim Schreyack joins us today to discuss network automation approaches using Ansible and Python, and of course, a single source of truth.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Day Two Cloud 031: Melding Network Automation With CI/CD Pipelines And Infrastructure As Code (Sponsored)

    Day Two Cloud 031: Melding Network Automation With CI/CD Pipelines And Infrastructure As Code (Sponsored)

    Today’s Day Two Cloud episode explores network automation through the lenses of infrastructure as code and CI/CD pipelines.

    As network automation permeates organizations, does it make sense for network engineers to adopt more developer-like processes, methods, and tools?

    Can you successfully automate your infrastructure without elements such as code repositories and a CI/CD processes?

    Our guests for this conversation, sponsored by Cisco, are Carl Moberg, Senior Director of Product Management at Cisco; and Kristian Larsson, who has dual roles at Cisco and Deutsche Telekom.

    We discuss:



    * Infrastructure as code as a valid concept

    * Whether network engineers will really use CI/CD pipelines in network automation

    * How many developer tools or concepts need to be embraced by operations teams

    * Building a CI/CD tool chain

    * How to select tools based on your specific requirements

    * How version testing becomes a welcome safety net instead of a pain-in-the-butt task

    * Grappling with the cultural and process changes

    * More



    Show Links:

    Carl Moberg on Twitter

    Kristian Larsson on Twitter

    Kristian Larsson’s blog “Network Automation ramblings”

    Robust Network Automation – Kristian Larsson on YouTube

    Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) – Cisco Systems

    • 56 min

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