Cloud Playground comes to ACG for Business
Cloud Playground for ACG for Business gives your workforce risk-free, hands-on cloud learning tools designed to help people learn by doing.
Jun 08, 2023 • 3 Minute Read
You play with cloud, you’re going to get learnedWatching a thing alone won’t make you a pro at that thing. (Trust me. I’ve seen every Fast and Furious movie, and I can’t even parallel park.) Whether you're living life a quarter-mile at a time or trying to boost your team’s cloud abilities, doing is essential to learning. That’s where Cloud Playground comes in. With Cloud Playground, learners can get hands on to hone their cloud skills — following along with ACG courses, experimenting with new tech, and making mistakes in worry-free, safe environments. It pairs ACG’s awesome, engaging cloud skill development content with the perfect practice spaces — with no risks to your production environment, no hidden fees, and no hassles for admins or IT. This set of advanced training tools includes real AWS, Azure, and GCP practice environments and customizable training servers. The rollout of Cloud Playground to ACG for Business is one of the many enhancements to the ACG platform made possible by A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy joining forces.
Get your hands cloudyCloud Playground replaces ACG’s Sandbox Environments. But Cloud Playground is more than sandboxes. It’s a whole playground. (Thus the name!) Here are the trio of tools that make up Cloud Playground and what they let learners do.
- Cloud Sandboxes — These are real-world AWS, Azure, and GCP practice environments for your team to get their hands cloudy. There are no surprise fees from resources left running, no hassles around access or scaling for admins or IT, and no risks for your organization’s production environment.
- Cloud Servers — These customizable pre-configured, auto-provisioned servers running different distributions and tools are ideal for training. Learners can peruse our suite of configurations or try something new. Each user gets an allowance of credits to redeem for Cloud Servers, so they can spin up a bunch of tiny servers or blow it all on a RAM-heavy beast.
- Instant Terminal — This in-browser terminal lets your people access any instance on any provider, even behind a corporate firewall. There are no downloads, extensions, or the need to open SSH ports, which comes with security and compliance risks. (Your sysadmins thank you.)
This will teach them
Your team can learn more by doing with Cloud Playground. Pair our awesome courses, labs, quizzes, and learning paths with Cloud Playground and get those hands cloudy as you build cloud fluency.