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Getting Started With Site Reliability Engineering

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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  • DevOps
  • SRE

Google Cloud Certification: Preparation and Prerequisites

November 21, 2018

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has evolved from being a niche player to a serious competitor to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In 2018, rese...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud

New on Cloud Academy, September '17. Big Data, Security, and Containers

September 19, 2017

Explore the newest Learning Paths, Courses, and Hands-on Labs on Cloud Academy in September.Learning Paths and CoursesCertified Big Data Specialt...

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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Google Cloud

What is a Chatbot? How to Build One and What Platforms You Should Use

September 14, 2017

What is a Chatbot? A chatbot is a conversational interface that can be used to interact with a product or service. While the term is well known in ...

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  • AWS
  • Chatbots

Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: Fight for serverless cloud domination begins

July 4, 2017

A not entirely fair comparison between alpha-release Google Cloud Functions and mature AWS Lambda: My insights into the game-changing future of ser...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud

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 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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— March 13, 2018

Choosing the Right AWS Certification 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
— 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
— April 13, 2017

Ordering Messages In An Amazon SQS Queue

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...

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  • AWS
— June 23, 2016

How Does Cloud Computing Work?

Just getting started? Whether you're looking to become a cloud engineer or you're a manager wanting to learn more about this industry, learn the basics about cloud computing here.Are you wondering about how cloud computing actually works? I'll explain the basic principles behind this ...

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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
— 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
— 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
— 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

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