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Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: The Fight for Serverless Cloud Domination

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
September 6, 2019

Serverless computing: What is it and why is it important? A quick background The general concept of serverless computing was introduced to the ma...

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  • Google Cloud Platform

The Rise of Containers & Kubernetes 

Tomer Hadassi
Tomer Hadassi
August 19, 2019

Containers have become the standard output of the development process, and Kubernetes has emerged as the standard for container orchestration platf...

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  • CaaS
  • Kubernetes
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Microservices: Using Distributed Tracing for Monitoring & Troubleshooting

Ran Ribenzaft
Ran Ribenzaft
July 12, 2019

Modern applications can be found everywhere today. Distributed microservices, cloud-native, managed resources, and serverless are parts of this com...

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  • jaeger
  • OpenTracing
  • Python

Top 20 Open Source Tools for DevOps Success

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Adam Hawkins
July 9, 2019

Open source tools perform a very specific task, and the source code is openly published for use or modification free of charge. I've written about ...

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  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • configuration management
  • DevOps
  • devops tools
  • Docker
  • infrastructure-as-code
  • Kubernetes
  • telemetry

Introduction to Monitoring Serverless Applications

Hen Peretz
Hen Peretz
February 21, 2019

Serverless as an architectural pattern is now widely adopted, and has quite rightly challenged traditional approaches when it comes to design. Serv...

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Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda: Fight for Serverless Cloud domination Begins

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Alex Casalboni
August 10, 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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How to Implement a Scheduled Low Cost and High Performance Microservice

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Luca Zacchetti
June 30, 2017

Sometimes, we need to execute scheduled tasks with a time/event based approach and we need to have enough capacity to complete these tasks quickly,...

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  • FaaS

Zappa! or How to go Serverless with Django and Never Look Back

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Cloud Academy Team
June 8, 2017

Maybe you’ve heard all the buzz about serverless technology? It offers the promise of never again spending time on web server configuration, meddli...

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  • Zappa

How to write GraphQL Apps using AWS Lambda

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Dhruv Kumar
May 18, 2017

At present, most backends/APIs are dominated by a REST architecture, which allows us to create and access data in a structured manner. This approac...

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  • AWS
  • Lambda
  • Serverless

Cloud Academy 2017 Conferences and Events Worldwide!

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Talia Wise
April 20, 2017

Our second quarter got off to a spectacular start, down under, at AWS Summit Sydney. We had the great pleasure of starting off our visit by hosting...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • DevOps
  • Google Cloud Platform

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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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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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  • Hardware Virtual Machine
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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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