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..

4 Takeaways from AWS Summit London

The other week, our team attended AWS Summit London, the first of several AWS Summits that we’ll sponsor this year. The London event included a day of workshops on Wednesday, followed by a full agenda of open sessions and a keynote from Amazon CTO Dr. Werner Vogels on Thursday. With AWS re:Invent already open for..

New on Cloud Academy: Machine Learning on Google Cloud and AWS, Big Data Analytics, Terraform, and more

A 2017 IDC White Paper “recommend[s] that organizations that want to get the most out of cloud should train a wide range of stakeholders on cloud fundamentals and provide deep training to key technical teams” (emphasis ours). Regular readers of the Cloud Academy blog know we’ve been talking about this for a long time. Future-proofing your..

Top Cloud Skills in Demand for 2018: Big Data, AI, Machine Learning

Cloud is a pathway to innovation. Where yesterday’s cloud deployments were about moving an on-premises infrastructure in your data center to a cloud environment, companies today are using cloud platforms to build new features for their products and services that are integrated at a software level. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data capabilities are..

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..

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..