Women in Tech: Zamira Jaupaj, DevOps Engineer

In building an enterprise culture of cloud, DevOps skills complement the enterprise’s need to automate development, testing, deployment, and operations processes for their public cloud deployments. In this latest post in our Women in Tech series, we’ll be talking to Zamira Jaupaj, a DevOps Engineer at Azatec Consulting in Milan about the benefits of DevOps,..

Mesosphere to Incorporate Kubernetes into DC/OS

The announcement that Mesosphere is going to incorporate Kubernetes into DC/OS has generated a fair amount of buzz in the industry, with the consensus landing largely on the side that this is a sign that Mesosphere is ceding to Google’s open source software. I have a different perspective – namely, that this move is a..

AWS Shared Responsibility Model: Cloud Security

AWS security best practices begin with the AWS Shared Responsibility Model that dictates which security controls are AWS’s responsibility and which are yours. Updated: September 2017 – Inclusion of additional models Over my next several posts, I’ll be discussing AWS security best practices from different perspectives and covering different AWS services. The overall goal is to..

Application Load Balancer vs Classic Load Balancer

Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) is one of the key architecture components for many applications inside the AWS cloud. In addition to auto scaling, it enables and simplifies one of the most important tasks of our application’s architecture: scaling up and down with high availability. Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple applications, microservices,..

5 key takeaways from UMAP 2017

The User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP) conference brings together a wide community of researchers and experts working on systems that adapt to users, model their profiles, and eventually personalize their experiences. The 25th annual conference was held this July in Bratislava, Slovakia. As Head of Technology here at Cloud Academy, I’m especially interested in systems that can..