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CNCF and Linux Foundation launch entry-level Kubernetes certification

The Linux Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) are launching their fourth Kubernetes certification, after receiving huge levels of demand for a more entry-level qualification. The Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA) exam is expected to launch at the end of this year after a period of beta testing and is aimed at entry-level developers …

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Google Cloud extends its reach with new Distributed Cloud options

Google Cloud is extending its reach into customers’ data centers and out to the edge under its new Distributed Cloud banner, primarily aimed at customers with unique data sovereignty, latency, or local data-processing requirements. The two new options announced this week are Google Distributed Cloud Edge and Google Distributed Cloud Hosted. Both are underpinned by …

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Cloudflare hopes lack of outbound data fees will convert AWS S3 users to its R2 storage service

Cloudflare is seeking to entice enterprises to use its new R2 object storage service instead of dominant rival Amazon Web Services’ S3 service. The enticement: no “outrageous” charges to move data out of its storage to external services. AWS S3 is known for such egress charges, which can lead to some pretty shocking bills if …

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Open source skills only got hotter during the pandemic

A massive 92% of hiring managers reported difficulty finding and retaining enough open source talent this year, as competition for these skills gets fiercer. That’s according to the latest Open Source Jobs Report by the Linux Foundation and edX, which surveyed 200 technical hiring managers and 750 open source professionals worldwide over the summer. As the …

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Will Google Cloud ever win over enterprises?

It may well have done more to push forward cloud-native computing techniques than any other company on the planet, but Google Cloud continues to struggle to turn that engineering prowess into an enterprise toolkit to rival Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The latest figures from Synergy Research Group, which tracks the cloud infrastructure …

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VMware’s new Tanzu platform aims to unify Kubernetes development

VMware has announced the beta release of the new Tanzu Application Platform (TAP) to help enterprise developers build and run cloud-native applications on Kubernetes through a unified control plane. This opinionated developer platform aims to bring together templated starting points, consistent deployment processes, automated security, and out-of-the-box observability to help developers modernize their application portfolios …

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Docker Desktop is no longer free for enterprise users

Docker will start forcing enterprise customers to sign up for a paid plan to use its popular Desktop application as of August 31, 2021, as part of a major subscription pricing shakeup from the container company. Existing professional Docker Desktop customers who work for a company with more than 250 employees or have $10 million …

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How to nail the Kubernetes certification exams

Kubernetes is hard, and so is getting certified on the container orchestration technology, but there are some surefire resources, tips, and tricks that will help you pass the tough exams. First launched in 2017, there are three primary Kubernetes certfications under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Linux Foundation banners: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer …

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4 reasons to get Kubernetes-certified, and 4 reasons not to

Container orchestration with Kubernetes is one of the most in-demand skills in technology today, but it is also hard, with many IT professionals deciding to pursue certifications to prove their chops. But are these certifications worth the time and money? The answer to that question will of course depend on the individual and their unique …

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