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Web Hosting vs. Cloud Hosting: What’s the Difference?

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Eliza Medley
July 6, 2020

A growing number of businesses go online annually. This is not surprising because the future is in online sales. According to forecasts, only in th...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • cloud hosting
  • web hosting

New Content: AWS, Azure, Typescript, Java, Docker, 13 New Labs, and Much More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
July 2, 2020

This month, our Content Team released a whopping 13 new labs in real cloud environments! If you haven’t tried out our labs, you might not und...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

Can the Cloud be Trusted with Your Business Data?

Chester Avey
Chester Avey
June 30, 2020

There are so many benefits to storing your data in the cloud – but a lot of businesses are against using the cloud due to concerns over security. I...

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Why Another UI Library?

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Alessio Zappa
June 26, 2020

In the last quarter, we have started a plan to completely redesign the user interface (UI) of the Cloud Academy website, and we used this opportuni...

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  • Javascript
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • UI library

The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
June 23, 2020

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $22...

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  • Certifications
  • exams
  • Microsoft Azure

Tech Skills Playbook

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
June 22, 2020

Thanks for landing on our first Tech Skills Playbook! This guide is intended to complement our Tech Skills Training Camp and guides you through our...

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Kickstart Your Tech Training With a Free Week on Cloud Academy

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
June 19, 2020

Starting Monday, June 22 at 12:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 a.m. EDT), Cloud Academy is offering 7 days of FREE access to our industry-leading Training Library.

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  • cloud academy content
  • complimentary access
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Azure Certifications: Our Experts Explain Which Is Best for You

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
June 12, 2020

What types of technology job roles are a good match for an Azure certification? In this short video, Cloud Academy’s Guy Hummel — Azure Conte...

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  • AZ-900
  • Azure
  • Certifications

New Content: AZ-500 and AZ-400 Updates, 3 Google Professional Exam Preps, Practical ML Learning Path, C# Programming, and More

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
June 11, 2020

This month, our Content Team released tons of new content and labs in real cloud environments. Not only that, but we introduced our very first high...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Machine Learning
  • programming

6 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach

Bea Potter
Bea Potter
June 10, 2020

The cloud is a new territory for the digital world. But with all of its benefits, there also comes risks and dangers. If your business depends on t...

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Popular Posts

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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
— March 20, 2020

The 12 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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Stuart Scott
— April 27, 2020

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. This post will focus on version SAA-C02.The AWS...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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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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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
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
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
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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
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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
  • AWS CLI
  • Command line interface