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How DevOps Increases System Security

Adam Hawkins
March 21, 2019

The perception of DevOps and its role in the IT industry has changed over the last five years due to research, adoption, and experimentation. Accel...

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  • DevOps
  • Security

What is Heroku? Getting Started with PaaS Development

Nitheesh Poojary
March 20, 2019

So just what is Heroku? It's a service for developers eager to get their applications online without having to worry about infrastructure details....

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  • Azure
  • Development & deploy

Multiple AWS Account Management using AWS Organizations

Stuart Scott
March 14, 2019

As businesses expand their footprint on AWS and utilize more services to build and deploy their applications, it becomes apparent that multiple AWS...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • Identity Access Management

Understanding Object Storage and Block Storage Use Cases

Nitheesh Poojary
March 12, 2019

Cloud Computing, like any computing, is a combination of CPU, memory, networking, and storage. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms allow y...

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  • Azure
  • Storage

Design Thinking for the 21st Century – An Essential Skill

Chris Gambino and Joe Niemiec
Chris Gambino and Joe Niemiec
March 7, 2019

We live in a digital-driven world with continuous and rapid advances in technology. As such, understanding how to design by harnessing the power of...

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  • Design Thinking
  • IoT

What is Ansible?

Guy Hummel
March 4, 2019

What is Ansible? Ansible is an open-source IT automation engine, which can remove drudgery from your work life, and will also dramatically improve ...

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  • Ansible
  • Cloud Computing

Customize Training Plans in Content Engine

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
February 26, 2019

Training Plans are an integral part of the training process, offering structured learning for organizations during a busy workday. Since launching ...

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  • Content Engine
  • Training Plans

Introduction to Monitoring Serverless Applications

Hen Peretz
Hen Peretz
February 21, 2019

Serverless as an architectural pattern is now widely adopted, and has quite rightly challenged traditional approaches when it comes to design. Serv...

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  • serverless

Keep Training on Track with Auto Nudge

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
February 20, 2019

When Administrators and Managers adopt Training Plans, they gain the ability to manually Nudge individual users. Nudges are reminder mechanisms tha...

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  • Cloud Academy
  • Training Plans

How to Build an Intelligent Chatbot with Python and Dialogflow

David Santucci
February 14, 2019

Chatbots are a powerful example of artificial intelligence (AI) in use today. Just think about Google Assistant and how intelligent the platform be...

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  • Machine Learning

Popular Posts

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.Cloud ...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud
Guy Hummel
— 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
Andrew Larkin
— January 24, 2019

The 9 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 the cloud.As the market leader and most mature p...

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  • AWS
  • AWS certifications
Cloud Academy Team
— July 11, 2018

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 nine certifications that cover the major cloud roles including Solutions Archite...

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  • AWS
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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  • Amazon S3
  • AWS
Sanket Dangi
— January 27, 2015

Building Ansible Playbooks Step-by-Step

Learn to build Ansible playbooks with our guide, one step at a timeIn our previous posts, we introduced Ansible fundamentals, and dove deeper into Ansible playbooks. Now let's learn to create an Ansible playbook step by step. Working with a playbook, we'll go from deploying a simple H...

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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
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing:  Basic Requirements IntroductionWhat 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 thousa...

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  • Cloud Computing
Stuart Scott
— August 17, 2018

How to Use 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.So you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way through all the services....

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  • AWS
Michael Sheehy
— April 1, 2015

AWS CLI: 10 Useful Commands You May Not Know

The AWS CLI should be your best friendThe AWS console is certainly very well laid out and, with time, becomes very easy to use. However if you are not using the AWS CLI (Command Line Interface) from your local terminal, you may be missing out on whole lot of great functionality and sp...

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  • AWS
Vineet Badola
— September 8, 2015

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

Unlike most other Cloud Computing platform services, which are tied to particular cloud providers, Cloud Foundry is available as a stand-alone software package. You can, of course, deploy it on Amazon's AWS, but you can also host it yourself on your own OpenStack server, or through HP's...

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Jeremy Cook
— February 7, 2018

What are the Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud?

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration

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