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..

New on Cloud Academy, March ’18: Machine Learning on AWS and Azure, Docker in Depth, and more

Introduction to Machine Learning on AWS This is your quick-start guide for building and deploying with Amazon Machine Learning. By the end of this learning path, you will be able to apply supervised and unsupervised learning, ML algorithms, deep learning, and deep neural networks on AWS. It includes 3 Hands-on Labs where you will work..

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume

Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2018. Cloud storage services where data resides are frequently a target for hackers, not because the services are inherently weak, but because they are often improperly configured. Encryption—to protect data at rest and in-flight—should be an organization’s..

Three Must-Use Azure Security Services

Keeping your cloud environment safe continues to be the top priority for the enterprise, followed by spending, according to RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud report. The safety of your cloud environment—and the data and applications that your business runs on—depends on how well your teams understand and use the cloud security tools and services..

How to Develop Machine Learning Models in TensorFlow

Predictive analytics and automation—through AI and machine learning—are increasingly being integrated into enterprise applications to support decision making and address critical issues such as security and business intelligence. Public cloud platforms like AWS offer dedicated services that allow companies to easily implement deep learning models, sometimes even without requiring specialized skills in data modeling or..

Cloud Academy Sketches: Encryption in S3

Some of 2017’s largest data breaches involved unprotected Amazon Simple Storage (S3) buckets that left millions of customer data records exposed to the public. The problem wasn’t the technology, but administrators who improperly configured the security settings. For cloud teams in charge of security, understanding the configurations and options available for securing data in the..

4 Practices that Should Be Driving Your Security Strategy in 2018

Securing your data and applications in the cloud has never been more important. The headlines are a constant reminder of the disruptive (or calamitous) impact on a business in the wake of a breach. Many of 2017’s most high-profile breaches were a reminder of the vulnerabilities that can come from both inside and outside your..

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 driving your decision. For companies considering their first cloud migration, there are..