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Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch: AWS Cloud Search Choices

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
February 21, 2020

Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch: What's the main difference? Let's compare AWS-based cloud tools: Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch. While both services...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • cloudsearch
  • elasticsearch

Cloud Academy Training Tips

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Andrew Larkin
February 20, 2020

We know it’s tough to stay on track. That’s why we’re introducing Cloud Academy’s new training tips to help you stay motiva...

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AWS Reserved Instances and Savings Plans: Challenges and Solutions

Zev Schonberg
Zev Schonberg
February 18, 2020

When Amazon Web Services got started way back in 2006, EC2 On-Demand pricing was an immediate success with developers. They loved the ease of spinn...

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  • AWS Reserved Instances
  • Savings Plans

How to Install and Use Python

Vijayakumar Athithan
Vijayakumar Athithan
February 12, 2020

Python is very simple to install. In this article, I’m going to help you install and use Python and explain how to execute it on your computer.

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  • python for beginners

How Cloud-Based Software Can Benefit Your Hotel Management Business

Ashley Halsey
Ashley Halsey
February 11, 2020

One of the main changes in the hotel industry over the last decade has been the addition of cloud-based software. It gives hotel owners a safe and ...

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  • cloud-based software
  • hospitality management

New on Cloud Academy: Git Labs, CKA and CKAD Lab Challenges, AWS and Azure Learning Paths, AGILE, and Much More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
February 7, 2020

Our Content Team really kicked it into overdrive with tons of new content this month. You’ll be amazed at the number of new learning paths, c...

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  • agile
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Linux
  • OWASP
  • programming
  • red hat
  • scrum

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume

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Stuart Scott
February 6, 2020

Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one of the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2020. Cloud storage services where data...

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  • AWS
  • EBS
  • Encryption

Learn Git With Our First All-Lab Learning Path

Matt Martinez
Matt Martinez
February 5, 2020

Learn Git the real-world way. You’ll learn everything you need to start using Git by working in several hands-on, real-world scenarios.

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  • learning path
  • programming

Heroku vs. AWS: Which Cloud Solution Works Best in 2020

Vitaly Kuprenko
Vitaly Kuprenko
February 4, 2020

Сloud-based platforms get more and more recognition. According to Statista, just in the third quarter of 2019, cloud market revenues reached $27.5 ...

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  • AWS
  • heroku

How to Unlock Complimentary Access to Cloud Academy

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
January 31, 2020

Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Python, Java, or ano...

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  • cloud academy content
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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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  • 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
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Microservices
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
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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
  • S3
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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
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— January 23, 2020

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites and requirements to learn 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 was emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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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
  • Cloud Computing
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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
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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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  • AWS CLI
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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

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
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes