AWS re:Invent 2017 Day 2: AWS AppSync – GraphQL as a Service

Day two at re:Invent 2017 was incredibly packed, crowded, and exciting. My favorite announcement so far is the new AWS AppSync, as it aligns with one of the most promising (yet somehow controversial) design principles adopted by the serverless community: GraphQL. If you are not familiar with GraphQL, we recently explained how to write GraphQL Apps..

AWS re:Invent 2017 Day 1: Build AWS Skills Through Community

re:Invent Day 1: A Community Perspective For me, AWS re:Invent day 1 was about community. Mark Nunnikhoven, Vice President, Cloud Research at TrendMicro, tweeted “Connecting & reconnecting is what this week is all about!” I couldn’t agree more. Community is essential at Cloud Academy. We hear from customers across multiple channels, and user groups are especially..

November ’17 New on Cloud Academy: DC/OS, Serverless, Security, Big Data, and more

Explore the newest learning paths, courses, and hands-on labs on Cloud Academy in November. Learning Paths Introduction to DC/OS In an enterprise environment, running multiple workload types simultaneously can be both difficult and costly, especially when servers aren’t being used to their full potential. DC/OS tames the complexity of managing containers and helps you run..

What is a Network Load Balancer and When Should I Use It?

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..

New on Cloud Academy, November ’17: Scenario-Based Learning Paths

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..