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 the cloud. As the market leader and most mature provider in the cloud computing space, AWS is..
From the 22 new features released by AWS today at re:invent 2017, Amazon Rekognition Video stood out to me as the interesting “quiet achiever” I want to tell you about. Amazon Rekognition Video brings object and facial recognition to live and on-demand video content. With this innovative new service you can moderate and even replace..
As someone who has worked in the video industry for many years, I was very excited by Amazon’s recent announcement that AWS Elemental Media Services are now available to all AWS customers as a general release. AWS Elemental Media Services includes five products to simplify the delivery of video content. The most compelling part of..
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..
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..
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 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..
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..
AWS re:Invent 2016 is set to be a great week of technical sessions, workshops, and more. If you are going to Las Vegas, your excitement should be near a fever pitch. If you are not attending don’t worry! The Cloud Academy team will be here on the ground to keep you informed across the sessions..