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What is Ansible?

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Guy Hummel
March 4, 2019

What is Ansible? Ansible is an open-source IT automation engine, which can remove drudgery from your work life, and will also dramatically improve ...

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Measuring DevOps Success: What, Where, and How

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Adam Hawkins
February 7, 2019

The DevOps methodology relates technical and organization practices so it's difficult to simply ascribe a number and say "our organization is a B+ ...

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2019 DevOps and Automation Predictions

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Adam Hawkins
February 5, 2019

2019 DevOps and Automation Predictions We recently released our 2019 predictions for cloud computing and are doing the same here for DevOps and au...

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Testing Through the Deployment Pipeline

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Adam Hawkins
January 17, 2019

Automated deployment pipelines empower teams to ship better software faster. The best pipelines do more than deploy software; they also ensure the ...

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DevOps and Agile: Understanding the Relationship

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Adam Hawkins
December 27, 2018

Agile development used to be front and center in the conversation about software development. Now, DevOps has taken over the conversation. How do a...

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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 Predictions

Getting Started With Site Reliability Engineering

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Adam Hawkins
December 12, 2018

Much has been written and discussed about SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) from what it is, how to do it, and how it's the same (or different) as...

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What DevOps Means for Risk Management

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Adam Hawkins
December 6, 2018

What Does DevOps Mean for Risk Management? Adopting DevOps makes the unfamiliar uneasy in two areas. One, they see an inherently risky choice betw...

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How DevOps Transforms Software Testing

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Adam Hawkins
October 25, 2018

Testing is arguably the most important aspect of software development. Whether manual or automated, testing ensures the software works as expected....

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The Benefits Of Cloud Containers

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CloudHealthTech
September 5, 2018

Before getting into a discussion on the benefits of cloud containers, it may be beneficial for some readers if we explain what cloud containers are...

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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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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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Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— November 13, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microservices Architecture

What are microservices? Let's start our discussion by setting a foundation of what microservices are. Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). ...

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  • Docker
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  • Microservices
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jeremy Cook
— September 17, 2019

Cloud Migration Risks & Benefits

If you’re like most businesses, you already have at least one workload running in the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud migration is right for everyone. While cloud environments are generally scalable, reliable, and highly available, those won’t be the only considerations dri...

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  • Azure
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Stuart Scott
— October 16, 2019

AWS Security: Bastion Hosts, NAT instances and VPC Peering

Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This ti...

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