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Michael Sheehy
September 22, 2015

(Update March 2019) To get a definition of the roles needed to maximize your organization's investment in cloud, explore the latest skills in deman...

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  • Cloud Computing

PaaS (Platform as a Service): The Top Five Cloud Players

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Michael Sheehy
May 14, 2015

The PaaS choices First up, I guess we'll need to define Platform as a Service. I would describe PaaS environments as cloud computing services plat...

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  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform

Azure Machine Learning: Simplified Predictive Analytics

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Alex Casalboni
May 4, 2015

Azure Machine Learning: A Cloud-based Predictive Analytics Service Last week I wrote about using AWS's Machine Learning tool to build your models ...

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  • Analytics
  • Azure
  • Machine Learning

Microsoft Azure: What to Expect Over the Next 12 Months

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Igor Putilov
March 18, 2015

(Update 2019) We’ve released some great new content on Microsoft Azure over the past few months, visit Cloud Academy’s Azure Training Library for t...

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  • Azure
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning

Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute: Resolving a Frustrating Setup Conflict

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David Robinson
March 10, 2015

ExpressRoute: creating a private connection to the cloud Over at my day job, we've been Microsoft Azure customers now for coming up to three years...

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  • Azure
  • PowerShell

Public Cloud War: AWS vs Azure vs Google

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Motasem Aldiab
March 4, 2015

AWS vs Azure vs Google The competition is heating up in the public cloud space as vendors regularly drop prices and offer new features. In this ar...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Technology and Security Alert News Digest – Issue #14

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David Clinton
February 23, 2015

Update 2019: We've been busy working on some great training content around security, check out the Cloud Academy library to prepare on all-things c...

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  • Azure

Cloud Technology and Security Alert News Digest – Issue #11

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David Clinton
February 2, 2015

Update 2019: We've been busy working on some great training content around security, check out the Cloud Academy library to prepare on all-things c...

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  • Azure
  • Security

Cloud Design Patterns – The Final Post

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Fabio Cecaro
January 23, 2015

We arrive at our last appointment with Cloud Design Patterns. After the first introductory post, we focused on patterns for the AWS cloud, and...

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  • Azure

Azure Cloud Design Patterns

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Fabio Cecaro
January 22, 2015

Azure Cloud Design Patterns Let's talk about Cloud Design Patterns. We introduced the topic of design patterns in this previous post, then we d...

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  • Azure

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
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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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
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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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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • 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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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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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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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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements Where should we start? 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 wa...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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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
  • AWS Certifications
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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
  • AWS CLI
  • Command line interface
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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration
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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
  • Paravirtual
  • Virtualization

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