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Azure Internet of Things (Azure IoT) – An Introduction

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Dwayne Monroe
December 17, 2018

IoT, or the ‘Internet of Things’, is an intriguing and rapidly growing technology that's bringing significant change to important elements of moder...

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  • Azure
  • IoT

Azure Storage: A Service Overview

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Thomas Mitchell
November 27, 2018

Azure Storage is a managed cloud storage offering from Microsoft.  It provides a scalable store for data objects, a cloud-based file system, and ev...

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Azure Stack Use Cases and Applications

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Thomas Mitchell
October 30, 2018

This is the second of a two-part series covering Azure Stack. Our first post provided an introduction to Azure Stack.  Why would your organizati...

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  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtualization

Azure Stack Product Overview and Deployment Options

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Thomas Mitchell
October 24, 2018

This is the first of a two-part series. In our second post, we'll discuss use cases for Azure Stack and compare it to Microsoft Azure.  Azure Stac...

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  • Azure Stack
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtualization

Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2018

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Guy Hummel
October 3, 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 was a big success. Over 26,000 people attended Microsoft’s flagship conference for IT professionals in sunny Orlando, Florida...

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  • Cloud Predictions
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Microsoft Ignites Cloud Industry With Nadella Keynote

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
September 25, 2018

On Monday, Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference, an annual gathering of developers and IT professionals. Over the next week, attendees will l...

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  • Security

Planning for Microsoft Ignite 2018 Sessions: What Not to Miss

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Guy Hummel
September 20, 2018

Cloud Academy is proud to be a sponsor of the Microsoft Ignite Conference to be held September 24 - 28 in Orlando, Florida. This is Microsoft’s big...

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  • Azure

How Does Azure Encrypt Data?

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Dwayne Monroe
July 5, 2018

In on-premises environments, data security is typically a siloed activity, with a company's security team telling the internal technology groups (s...

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Preparing for the Microsoft Azure 70-535 Exam

Albert Qian
Albert Qian
June 19, 2018

(Update) The Azure 70-535 exam was retired on December 31, 2018, and it was replaced by the AZ-300 and AZ-301 exams. To prepare for these exams, we...

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  • Azure
  • Compute
  • Database
  • Security

Azure Migration Strategy: A Checklist to Get Started

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Dwayne Monroe
April 12, 2018

By now, you’ve heard it many times and from many sources: cloud technology is the future of IT. If your organization isn’t already running critical...

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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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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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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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  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Cloud Migration

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