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2018 Was a Big Year for Content at Cloud Academy

Andrew Larkin
January 10, 2019

As Head of Content at Cloud Academy I work closely with our customers and my domain leads to prioritize quarterly content plans that will achieve t...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • microsoft azure

What is Azure Machine Learning

Dwayne Monroe
January 8, 2019

The meal was fantastic, the service was friendly and professional, the setting was cozy, and the company was engaging. As the evening ended, howeve...

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  • Machine Learning

DevOps and Agile: Understanding the Relationship

Adam Hawkins
December 27, 2018

Agile development used to be front and center in the conversation about software development. Now, DevOps has taken over the conversation. How do a...

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  • DevOps

2019 Cloud Computing Predictions

Cloud Academy Team
December 21, 2018

2018 was a banner year in cloud computing, with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) all continuing to launc...

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  • 2019 Predictions
  • Cloud Computing

Azure Internet of Things (Azure IoT) – An Introduction

Dwayne Monroe
December 17, 2018

IoT, or the ‘Internet of Things’, is an intriguing and rapidly growing technology that's bringing significant change to important elements of moder...

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  • internet of things
  • IoT
  • microsoft azure

Getting Started With Site Reliability Engineering

Adam Hawkins
December 12, 2018

Much has been written and discussed about SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) from what it is, how to do it, and how it's the same (or different) as...

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  • DevOps
  • SRE

What DevOps Means for Risk Management

Adam Hawkins
December 6, 2018

What Does DevOps Mean for Risk Management?Adopting DevOps makes the unfamiliar uneasy in two areas. One, they see an inherently risky choice betw...

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  • DevOps

Amazon FSx for Lustre Makes High Performance Computing More Accessible

Andrew Larkin
November 30, 2018

One service which attracted my attention from the AWS re:Invent announcements was Amazon FSx for Lustre. While we have seen a lot of performance im...

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  • FSx
  • Lustre
  • re:Invent 2018

Amazon Elastic Inference – GPU Acceleration for Faster Inferencing

Jeremy Cook
November 29, 2018

“Add GPU acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance for faster inference at much lower cost (up to 75% savings)”So you’ve just kicked off the trai...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • Elastic Inference
  • re:Invent 2018

IoT Thrives on AWS — re:Invent IoT Announcement Roundup

Logan Rakai
November 29, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) embeds technology into any physical thing to enable never before seen levels of connectivity. IoT is revolutionizing i...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • IoT
  • re:Invent 2018

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— June 26, 2018

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 ...

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— 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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  • AWS
  • Microservices
— January 27, 2015

Building Ansible Playbooks Step-by-Step

Learn to build Ansible playbooks with our guide, one step at a timeIn our previous posts, we introduced Ansible fundamentals, and dove deeper into Ansible playbooks. Now let's learn to create an Ansible playbook step by step. Working with a playbook, we'll go from deploying a simple H...

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— July 11, 2018

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 Archite...

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  • AWS
— March 13, 2018

The 9 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 the cloud.As the market leader and most mature p...

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  • AWS
  • AWS certifications
— November 10, 2018

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 conf...

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  • Amazon S3
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— February 21, 2017

What Exactly is a Cloud Architect and How do You Become One?

Note from Editor: Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly.One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I am sure everyone reading this post has heard of is "Cloud ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing:  Basic Requirements IntroductionWhat 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 thousa...

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  • Cloud Computing
— August 17, 2018

How to Use 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.So you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way through all the services....

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  • AWS
— April 13, 2017

Ordering Messages In An Amazon SQS Queue

Last November, AWS released a very useful feature in its FIFO support for Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS). FIFO stands for “first in first out”, which essentially means that a FIFO queue maintains the order of how messages are delivered out of an SQS queue. The FIFO queue feature also...

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  • AWS
— June 23, 2016

How Does Cloud Computing Work?

Whether you're looking to become a cloud engineer or you're a manager wanting to gain more knowledge, learn the basics of how cloud computing works.Are you wondering about how cloud computing actually works? I'll explain the basic principles behind this technology. Cloud computing pre...

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  • Cloud Computing
— April 1, 2015

AWS CLI: 10 Useful Commands You May Not Know

The AWS CLI should be your best friendThe AWS console is certainly very well laid out and, with time, becomes very easy to use. However if you are not using the AWS CLI (Command Line Interface) from your local terminal, you may be missing out on whole lot of great functionality and sp...

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  • AWS

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