4 Best Practices to Get Your Cloud Deployments GDPR Ready

With GDPR coming into force later this month, security and compliance will be the top-most priority for any cloud deployment that contains personal data of EU citizens. While leading providers have moved to make their platforms and services compliant, ensuring compliance requires more than just technology. Companies will also need to invest time and resources..

AWS Summit London 2018: Our Top Picks

Cloud Academy is proud to be a sponsor of AWS Summit London coming up May 9-10 at the ICC, ExCeL, London.  Join us in booth S24, Level 1 where our AWS experts will be on hand to answer your questions and walk you through our latest content and newest platform features.  Book a meeting with..

New on Cloud Academy: Machine Learning on Google Cloud and AWS, Big Data Analytics, Terraform, and more

A 2017 IDC White Paper “recommend[s] that organizations that want to get the most out of cloud should train a wide range of stakeholders on cloud fundamentals and provide deep training to key technical teams” (emphasis ours). Regular readers of the Cloud Academy blog know we’ve been talking about this for a long time. Future-proofing your..

Top Cloud Skills in Demand for 2018: Big Data, AI, Machine Learning

Cloud is a pathway to innovation. Where yesterday’s cloud deployments were about moving an on-premises infrastructure in your data center to a cloud environment, companies today are using cloud platforms to build new features for their products and services that are integrated at a software level. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data capabilities are..

Azure Migration Strategy: A Checklist to Get Started

By now, you’ve heard it many times and from many sources: cloud technology is the future of IT. If your organization isn’t already running critical workloads on a cloud platform (and, if your career isn’t cloud-focused), you’re running the very real risk of being overtaken by nimbler competitors. Cloud enables the consumption of technology services..

Introducing Training Plans

It’s difficult for organizations to keep up with the pace of change in cloud. Too often, best efforts to “train for what’s next” are overtaken by short-term priorities at the expense of the team. Organizations need more control over the training process and the confidence that teams are on track. They need a platform that..

A New Paradigm for Cloud Training is Needed (and Other Insights We Can Democratize)

It’s no secret that cloud, its supporting technologies, and the capabilities it unlocks is disrupting IT. Whether you’re cloud-first, multi-cloud, or migrating workload by workload, every step up the ever-changing cloud capability curve depends on your people, your technology, and your business requirements. Any new technology comes with growing pains. As cloud computing increasingly becomes..

GDPR Compliance: Low Cost, Zero-Friction Action Items

George Gerchow is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic and Adjunct Honorary Lecturer at Cloud Academy. View the on-demand recording of our recent webinar, Establishing a Privacy Program: GDPR Compliance & Beyond with Mr. Gerchow and Jen Brown, Data Protection Officer at Sumo Logic. In 2016, my Data Protection Officer and I felt like the..

Choosing the Right AWS Certification 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 provider in the cloud computing space, AWS is..