AWS Summit New York 2018: Keynote Highlights

Despite heavy afternoon rains that caused downtime for portions of the Javits Center, an estimated 10,000 cloud computing practitioners descended upon New York City this week for AWS Summit. With access to a vendor exposition and breakout sessions focused on technical and non-technical topics around the world of Amazon Web Services (AWS), attendees got a..

AWS Summit New York: Sessions You Can’t Miss

Cloud Academy is proud to be a sponsor at the AWS Summit New York on Tuesday, July 17 in New York City. This event is an opportunity for organizations to learn how they can stay ahead of the curve in areas including artificial intelligence (AI), security, cost optimization, cloud migration, and more. The AWS Summit..

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 nine certifications that cover the major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator. Exams are offered at the..

How Does Azure Encrypt Data?

In on-premises environments, data security is typically a siloed activity. A company’s security team tells the various technology groups (i.e., server administration, database, networking and so on) what needs to be protected (or, ‘hardened’ )against intrusion and technologists do their best to make it happen.  This approach, which is not without problems on-premises, is absolutely..

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to compute resources including 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 to do your homework first. Cloud computing has benefited many enterprises by reducing costs and..

Preparing for the Microsoft Azure 70-535 Exam

The credibility of Microsoft Azure continues to grow in the first quarter of 2018 with an increasing number of enterprises migrating their workloads, resulting in a jump for Azure from 10% to 13% in market share. Most organizations will find that simply “lifting and shifting” applications and data to Azure is not as simple as..

Open Source Software Security Risks and Best Practices

Enterprises are leveraging a variety of open source products including operating systems, code libraries, software, and applications for a range of business use cases. While using open source comes with cost, flexibility, and speed advantages, it can also pose some unique security challenges. Given that open source components may be present in up to 96%..

What is Static Analysis Within CI/CD Pipelines?

Thanks to DevOps practices, enterprise IT is faster and more agile. Automation in the form of automated builds, tests, and releases plays a significant role in achieving those benefits and creates the foundation for Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. However, is it possible to integrate security into the mix without slowing down the process? One..

AI-Driven Automated Testing to Enhance Continuous Delivery

The demand for continuous delivery has changed the approach to development and release tools, especially in keeping up with the high demand of DevOps and agile development practices. This has coincided with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and subsequent AI-driven automated testing. “Agile testing” is another term to describe AI-driven automated testing. Legacy testing..