Security is still one of the first questions companies have when it comes to the cloud. Ahead of re:Invent 2017, AWS has already announced new encryption and security features for its Simple Storage Service (S3) and a new service, AWS PrivateLink, for keeping traffic secure between AWS services and VPC Endpoints. Naturally, you’ll want to know..
Any business website depends on optimal performance and availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ensuring high performance to handle any kind of traffic — and especially spiky and high-volume traffic — can be a challenge if you aren’t using the right approach for managing requests. Amazon Web Services recently expanded its load..
Building on public clouds often means finding the best solution to a business problem. Understanding how to evaluate requirements, consider options and recommend the right approach comes with experience. Cloud Academy’s scenario-based learning paths give you and your team exposure to how experts tackle real-world challenges and the opportunity to hone those skills yourselves. Scenarios..
At Cloud Academy, we’re obsessed with creating value for the organizations who trust us as the single source for the learning, practice, and collaboration that enables a culture of cloud. Today, we’re excited to announce the general availability of several new features in our Content Library and user Dashboard, including a new skill assessment capability,..
AWS appears to be continuing its strategy of flooding the public cloud market with an endless list of features launched so far in 2017. To understand how 2017 compares to previous years, we analyzed feature announcements posted on the AWS “What’s New” RSS feed since 2014. AWS Announcements Trend Almost as many “What’s New” posts..
As AWS recently announced, per-second billing for EC2 instances will be available in all AWS regions. This new billing model introduces greater precision to how we are charged for using some popular AWS resources. Since the announcement, Google has been quick to react with its own version. But what does this new pricing model mean for customers..
As part of our Women in Tech series, today we have the pleasure of meeting Anna Arshinova, a software engineer based in the U.S. and originally from Russia. Anna has a very interesting story to share, and she’s got great tips and advice for navigating a career in tech working abroad, and for those making..
The less obvious, but really good to know part of Amazon Athena Back in August when I wrote Using Amazon Athena to Query S3 data for CloudTrail logs, I didn’t originally intend for it to be a two-part post. You may have heard the proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, necessity is often the catalyst for..
Explore the newest Learning Paths, Courses, and Hands-on Labs on Cloud Academy in September. Learning Paths and Courses Certified Big Data Specialty on AWS Solving problems and identifying opportunities starts with data. The ability to collect, store, retrieve, and analyze data meaningfully is essential for every business. This learning path is a great way to..
What is a Chatbot? A chatbot is a conversational interface that can be used to interact with a product or service. While the term is well known in tech circles, to the outside world, chatbots are still a bit of a novelty. Recently, they’ve become increasingly popular thanks to advancements in natural language processing technology that..