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Top 10 Things Cybersecurity Professionals Need to Know

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Paola Di Pietro
July 19, 2019

There has been an increase in data breaches over the recent years. With almost 143 million Americans who have had their data compromised in data br...

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  • Azure
  • cyber security
  • Security

AWS Fundamentals: Understanding Compute, Storage, Database, Networking & Security

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Stuart Scott
July 18, 2019

If you are just starting out on your journey toward mastering AWS cloud computing, then your first stop should be to understand the AWS fundamental...

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  • AWS
  • Compute
  • Database
  • fundamentals
  • networking
  • Security
  • Storage

How to Become a DevOps Engineer

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Adam Hawkins
July 17, 2019

The DevOps Handbook introduces DevOps as a framework for improving the process for converting a business hypothesis into a technology-enabled servi...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • DevOps
  • DevOps Foundation Certification
  • Engineer
  • Kubernetes

Introduction to Streaming Data

Chris Gambino and Joe Niemiec
Chris Gambino and Joe Niemiec
July 16, 2019

Designing a streaming data pipeline presents many challenges, particularly around specific technology requirements. When designing a cloud-based so...

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  • amazon kinesis
  • Big Data
  • Data scoping
  • IoT
  • Streaming data

Microservices: Using Distributed Tracing for Monitoring & Troubleshooting

Ran Ribenzaft
Ran Ribenzaft
July 12, 2019

Modern applications can be found everywhere today. Distributed microservices, cloud-native, managed resources, and serverless are parts of this com...

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  • jaeger
  • OpenTracing
  • Python

Cloud Academy Joins Forces with QA Ltd

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
July 10, 2019

Message from the CEO, Stefano Bellasio Five years ago, Giacomo Marinangeli (CTO and Co-founder, Cloud Academy), Simone Brunozzi (Co-founder and bo...

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  • Cloud Academy

Top 20 Open Source Tools for DevOps Success

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Adam Hawkins
July 9, 2019

Open source tools perform a very specific task, and the source code is openly published for use or modification free of charge. I've written about ...

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  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • configuration management
  • DevOps
  • devops tools
  • Docker
  • infrastructure-as-code
  • Kubernetes
  • telemetry

What is Cloud Foundry? Key Benefits and a Real Use Case

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Vineet Badola
July 6, 2019

Unlike most other cloud computing platform services — which are tied to particular cloud providers — Cloud Foundry is available as a stand-alone so...

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  • Cloud Foundry

AWS Machine Learning Services

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Stuart Scott
July 2, 2019

The speed at which machine learning (ML) is evolving within the cloud industry is exponentially growing, and public cloud providers such as AWS are...

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  • Amazon Machine Learning
  • AWS
  • AWS re:Invent
  • Machine Learning

DevOps: Scaling Velocity and Increasing Quality

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Adam Hawkins
July 2, 2019

All software teams strive to build better software and ship it faster. That's a competitive edge required to survive in the Age of Software. DevOps...

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  • continuous delivery
  • DevOps
  • software
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Andrew Larkin
— June 26, 2018

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to compute resources including CPU, memory, storage, and network connectivity. Which resources you choose for your delivery, cloud-based or local, is up to you. But you’ll definitely want to do your homework first. In this...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

AWS Certification Practice Exam: What to Expect from Test Questions

If you’re building applications on the AWS cloud or looking to get started in cloud computing, certification is a way to build deep knowledge in key services unique to the AWS platform. AWS currently offers 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices
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Jeremy Cook
— November 10, 2018

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache? FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have conf...

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  • AWS
  • S3
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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning Cloud Computing? This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the Prerequisites to learning  Cloud Computing. This was a question I got a thousan...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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Michael Sheehy
— February 21, 2017

What Exactly is a Cloud Architect and How do You Become One?

Note from Editor: Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly. One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I am sure everyone reading this post has heard of is "Cloud ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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  • AWS
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Stuart Scott
— August 17, 2018

How to Use AWS CLI

What is AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services. If you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way thro...

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  • AWS
  • AWS CLI
  • Command line interface
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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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  • Azure
  • Hands-on Labs
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Chandan Patra
— June 11, 2019

Amazon DynamoDB: 10 Things You Should Know

Amazon DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL service with strong consistency and predictable performance that shields users from the complexities of manual setup. Whether or not you've actually used a NoSQL data store yourself, it's probably a good idea to make sure you fully understand the key ...

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  • AWS
  • DynamoDB

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