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..

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 computing has benefited many enterprises by reducing costs and..

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..

What You Need to Know About AWS’s Per-Second Billing

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..

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 guarantees one-time delivery of a..

The New AWS Certified Security Specialty exam (beta) – tough but fair

The new AWS specialty certifications—Security, Advanced Networking, and Big Data—are each three-hour exams that require your full attention and respect. I recently sat the AWS Certified Security Specialty exam (beta) at 7 a.m. on day one of this year’s re:Invent in Las Vegas. In this post, I’ll be sharing my overall impressions, as well as..

4 Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2016

AWS re:Invent 2016: 4 Takeaways Looking back on AWS re:Invent 2016, we have a great wrap up of the many announcements made during the show. Check out Alex’s great posts for all the details. Even if you weren’t able to be at the event, there are some simple takeaways for cloud students no matter where you are. Now is..