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How Google, HP, and Etsy Succeed with DevOps

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Adam Hawkins
September 13, 2019

DevOps is currently well developed, and there are many examples of companies adopting it to improve their existing practices and explore new fronti...

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  • Continuous Learning
  • DevOps
  • Velocity

Real-Time Application Monitoring with Amazon Kinesis

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
September 12, 2019

Amazon Kinesis is a real-time data streaming service that makes it easy to collect, process, and analyze data so you can get quick insights and rea...

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  • amazon kinesis
  • AWS
  • Stream Analytics
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7 Key Cybersecurity Threats to Cloud Computing

Chester Avey
Chester Avey
September 10, 2019

When businesses consider cloud computing, one of the major advantages often cited is the fact that it can make your business more secure. In fact, ...

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The 9 Microsoft Azure Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
September 5, 2019

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $22...

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  • Microsoft Azure

You Asked & We Listened: Here’s Our Latest Platform Update

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Stefano Giacone
September 4, 2019

Here at Cloud Academy, we value customer feedback and are always striving to make improvements. Based on your feedback, we made some platform updat...

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Google Vision vs. Amazon Rekognition: A Vendor-Neutral Comparison

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Alex Casalboni
September 3, 2019

Google Cloud Vision and Amazon Rekognition offer a broad spectrum of solutions, some of which are comparable in terms of functional details, qualit...

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  • Amazon Rekognition
  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
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New on Cloud Academy: CISSP, AWS, Azure, & DevOps Labs, Python for Beginners, and more…

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
August 30, 2019

As Hurricane Dorian intensifies, it looks like Floridians across the entire state might have to hunker down for another big one. If you've gone thr...

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Top 5 Mistakes When Hiring a Full-Stack Developer

Anastasia Stefanuk
Anastasia Stefanuk
August 29, 2019

A skilled team of IT talent is crucial for any business that wants to catch up to modern technology, develop software products, and implement a dig...

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  • hiring

How to Accelerate Development in the Cloud

Chris Gambino
Chris Gambino
August 28, 2019

Understanding how to accelerate development in the cloud can prevent typical challenges that developers face in a traditional enterprise. While the...

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  • deployment acceleration
  • development
  • DevOps

Amazon Route 53: Why You Should Consider DNS Migration

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
August 27, 2019

What Amazon Route 53 brings to the DNS table Amazon Route 53 is a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by AWS. I...

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  • Amazon
  • AWS
  • Cloud Migration
  • DNS
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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are 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...

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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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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
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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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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

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 config...

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  • AWS
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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the 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 and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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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
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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  • AWS
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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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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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Vineet Badola
— July 15, 2019

AWS AMI Virtualization Types: HVM vs PV (Paravirtual VS Hardware VM)

Amazon Machine Images (AWS AMI) offers two types of virtualization: Paravirtual (PV) and Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Each solution offers its own advantages. When we’re using AWS, it’s easy for someone — almost without thinking —  to choose which AMI flavor seems best when spinning...

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  • Hardware Virtual Machine
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Vineet Badola
— July 6, 2019

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. If desired, you can deploy it on AWS, but you can also host it yourself on your own OpenStack server, or through HP Helion o...

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  • Cloud Foundry

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