Cloud Adoption

2019 Cloud Computing Predictions

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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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  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Predictions

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
October 18, 2018

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Applicat...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices

Whitepaper: A New Paradigm for Cloud Training

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Cloud Academy Team
September 6, 2018

By 2020, nearly two-thirds of all enterprise IT infrastructure and software spending will be on cloud-based offerings, led by the availability of c...

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  • Cloud Adoption
  • Skill Profiles

4 Reasons You Need to Include Business Stakeholders in Cloud Training

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Cloud Academy Team
August 29, 2018

Digital transformation is changing how organizations in every industry approach their business strategy, serving as the foundation of their technol...

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  • Cloud Adoption
  • Security

When To Use A Multi-Cloud Strategy

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CloudHealthTech
August 24, 2018

There are both advantages and disadvantages of multi-cloud environments, and knowing when to use a multi-cloud strategy could depend on how minimiz...

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  • Cloud Migration

What are the Best Practices for a Large-Scale Cloud Migration?

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
August 14, 2018

For organizations of any size, migrating to the cloud presents a challenge. Leaders have many decisions to make, including which applications to mi...

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  • AWS Summits
  • Cloud Migration

Cloud Skills: Transforming Your Teams with Technology and Data

Stefano Bellasio
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

Preparing Your Team for Cloud Transformation

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
July 26, 2018

For many organizations, adopting cloud computing is as much about accelerating innovation as fostering cultural change. With the paradigms of innov...

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  • Cloud Adoption

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

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Cloud Academy Team
April 5, 2018

It’s no secret that cloud, its supporting technologies, and the capabilities it unlocks is disrupting IT. Whether you’re cloud-first, multi-cloud, ...

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  • Cloud Computing

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

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Cloud Academy Team
March 9, 2018

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...

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  • Cloud Migration
  • Docker
  • Machine Learning
  • Security

Popular Articles

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Andrew Larkin
— August 7, 2019

Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to estimate all types of resources, not the least of which are 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...

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  • AWS
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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

The 11 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 cloud computing. As the market leader and most ma...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— June 18, 2019

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 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— 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
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Jeremy Cook
— April 13, 2019

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 config...

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  • AWS
  • S3
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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the 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 and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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  • AWS
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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS Certifications
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Michael Sheehy
— August 19, 2019

What Exactly Is a Cloud Architect and How Do You Become One?

One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I'm sure you've heard is "Cloud Architect." In this article, I will outline my understanding of what a cloud architect does and I'll analyze the skills and certifications necessary to become one. I will also list some of the types of jobs ...

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Nitheesh Poojary
— March 26, 2019

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS works While we'll get to AWS's Route53 Domain Name System (DNS) service in the second part of this series, I thought it would be helpful to first make sure that we properly understand...

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Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Introduction What 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 thousan...

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  • Cloud Computing
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Vineet Badola
— July 15, 2019

AWS AMI Virtualization Types: HVM vs PV (Paravirtual VS Hardware VM)

Amazon Machine Images (AWS AMI) offers two types of virtualization: Paravirtual (PV) and Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Each solution offers its own advantages. When we’re using AWS, it’s easy for someone — almost without thinking —  to choose which AMI flavor seems best when spinning...

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  • AWS
  • Hardware Virtual Machine
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Vineet Badola
— July 6, 2019

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. If desired, you can deploy it on AWS, but you can also host it yourself on your own OpenStack server, or through HP Helion o...

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  • Cloud Foundry

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