Get Started with HashiCorp Vault

Ongoing threats of data breaches and cyber attacks remain top of mind for every team responsible for securing cloud workloads and applications, especially with the challenge of managing secrets including passwords, tokens, API keys, certificates, and more. Complexity is especially notable with the adoption of emerging technologies such as containers or microservices architecture. HashiCorp Vault..

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..

Open Source Software Security Risks and Best Practices

Enterprises are leveraging a variety of open source products including operating systems, code libraries, software, and applications for a range of business use cases. While using open source comes with cost, flexibility, and speed advantages, it can also pose some unique security challenges. Given that open source components may be present in up to 96%..

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..

Introducing Training Plans

It’s difficult for organizations to keep up with the pace of change in cloud. Too often, best efforts to “train for what’s next” are overtaken by short-term priorities at the expense of the team. Organizations need more control over the training process and the confidence that teams are on track. They need a platform that..

A New Paradigm for Cloud Training is Needed (and Other Insights We Can Democratize)

It’s no secret that cloud, its supporting technologies, and the capabilities it unlocks is disrupting IT. Whether you’re cloud-first, multi-cloud, or migrating workload by workload, every step up the ever-changing cloud capability curve depends on your people, your technology, and your business requirements. Any new technology comes with growing pains. As cloud computing increasingly becomes..

New on Cloud Academy, March ’18: Machine Learning on AWS and Azure, Docker in Depth, and more

Introduction to Machine Learning on AWS This is your quick-start guide for building and deploying with Amazon Machine Learning. By the end of this learning path, you will be able to apply supervised and unsupervised learning, ML algorithms, deep learning, and deep neural networks on AWS. It includes 3 Hands-on Labs where you will work..