Ready for the real environment experience?
Amazon Linux 2 is a popular, community-supported, free and open-source Linux operating system used by companies around the world. Companies use Amazon Linux 2 if they have a need for Linux operating systems and value operating systems evolved from the highly popular CentOS / Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems, among other reasons. Amazon Linux 2 is also especially valued for its slower but highly-stable releases. It offers great performance, extensive documentation, and easy integration with many AWS services.
The playground is a safe and secure sandbox environment for you to explore your own ideas, follow along with Cloud Academy courses, or answer your own questions all without the need to install any software on your local machine. The extended duration of this playground provides you with ample time to play to your heart's content. You should also feel free to take risks, try unfamiliar Linux tools and commands, and in general learn more about working with Linux, even if it means running into a dead end and needing to start the lab over. Have fun in the playground!
This lab playground is intended for:
- System administrators
- Cloud engineers and architects
- SysOps / DevOps engineers
- Anyone who uses Linux
- Familiarity with the basics of Linux is helpful but not required
Matt has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies as a DevOps Engineer and Solutions Architect. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, and an AWS Certified Solution Architect - Associate. He enjoys reading and learning new technologies.