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2018 Was a Big Year for Content at Cloud Academy

Andrew Larkin
January 15, 2019

As Head of Content at Cloud Academy I work closely with our customers and my domain leads to prioritize quarterly content plans that will achieve t...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • microsoft azure

2019 Cloud Computing Predictions

Cloud Academy Team
December 21, 2018

2018 was a banner year in cloud computing, with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) all continuing to launc...

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  • 2019 Predictions
  • Cloud Computing

Introducing Cloud Roster™ and Cloud Catalog™

Alex Brower
Alex Brower
October 16, 2018

The cloud industry continues to mature and organizations are seeking ways to facilitate adoption to remain relevant and competitive. Leadership res...

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  • Job Roles
  • Product Feature

Cloud Skills: Transforming Your Teams with Technology and Data

Stefano Bellasio
July 31, 2018

How building Cloud Academy helped us understand the challenges of transforming large teams, and how data and planning can help with your cloud tran...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Skill Profiles

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume

Stuart Scott
March 7, 2018

Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2018. Cloud storage services where data re...

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  • AWS
  • encryption

Popular Articles

— June 26, 2018

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 ...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices
— January 24, 2019

The 9 AWS Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

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 p...

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  • AWS
  • AWS certifications
— July 11, 2018

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 Archite...

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  • AWS
— January 27, 2015

Building Ansible Playbooks Step-by-Step

Learn to build Ansible playbooks with our guide, one step at a timeIn our previous posts, we introduced Ansible fundamentals, and dove deeper into Ansible playbooks. Now let's learn to create an Ansible playbook step by step. Working with a playbook, we'll go from deploying a simple H...

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— November 10, 2018

S3 FTP: Build a Reliable and Inexpensive FTP Server Using Amazon’s S3

Is it possible to create an S3 FTP file backup/transfer solution, minimizing associated file storage and capacity planning administration headache?FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast and convenient way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might, at some point, have conf...

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  • Amazon S3
  • AWS
— February 21, 2017

What Exactly is a Cloud Architect and How do You Become One?

Note from Editor: Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly.One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I am sure everyone reading this post has heard of is "Cloud ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing:  Basic Requirements IntroductionWhat are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning Cloud Computing?This is the first article in a series to introduce our members to the Prerequisites to learning  Cloud Computing. This was a question I got a thousa...

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  • Cloud Computing
— August 17, 2018

How to Use AWS CLI

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services.So you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way through all the services....

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  • AWS
— September 8, 2015

What is Cloud Foundry? Key benefits and a real use case

Unlike most other Cloud Computing platform services, which are tied to particular cloud providers, Cloud Foundry is available as a stand-alone software package. You can, of course, deploy it on Amazon's AWS, but you can also host it yourself on your own OpenStack server, or through HP's...

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  • Azure
— June 23, 2016

How Does Cloud Computing Work?

Whether you're looking to become a cloud engineer or you're a manager wanting to gain more knowledge, learn the basics of how cloud computing works.Are you wondering about how cloud computing actually works? I'll explain the basic principles behind this technology. Cloud computing pre...

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  • Cloud Computing
— April 1, 2015

AWS CLI: 10 Useful Commands You May Not Know

The AWS CLI should be your best friendThe AWS console is certainly very well laid out and, with time, becomes very easy to use. However if you are not using the AWS CLI (Command Line Interface) from your local terminal, you may be missing out on whole lot of great functionality and sp...

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  • AWS

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