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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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AWS Step Functions: a Serverless Orchestrator

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Giacomo Consonni
March 23, 2017

One of the most applauded announcements at re:Invent 2016 was AWS Step Functions. Step Functions is basically an orchestration service for AWS Lamb...

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Building a serverless architecture for data collection with AWS Lambda

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David Santucci
March 14, 2017

AWS Lambda is one of the best solutions for managing a data collection pipeline and for implementing a serverless architecture. In this post, we'll...

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  • Big Data
  • Lambda

“On-Premises” FaaS on Kubernetes: Webinar Recap and Q&A

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Alex Casalboni
March 3, 2017

Last week, I hosted a Cloud Academy webinar about open-source FaaS and FaaS on Kubernetes. If you missed the live event, you can watch it here. ...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Kubernetes

Microsoft Azure Functions vs. Google Cloud Functions vs. AWS Lambda

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Marco Parenzan
February 21, 2017

Fight for Serverless Cloud Domination Continues In this post, we’ll take a close look at Azure Functions, and we’ll extend it to the analysis that...

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  • Lambda
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How to Minimize Content Latency with Lambda@Edge

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Alex Casalboni
February 16, 2017

Among the AWS Lambda announcements at the 2016 re:Invent, Werner Vogels introduced Lambda@Edge (in preview) for running Lambda functions at CloudFr...

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What is Amazon Athena? The New Game Changer for Big Data

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Antonio Trapani
December 6, 2016

What is Amazon Athena: the 2016 edition of AWS re:Invent was an exciting week of announcements from Andy Jassy and Werner Vogels on pricing reducti...

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re:Invent 2016: What’s New About AWS Lambda?

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Alex Casalboni
December 3, 2016

re:Invent news about AWS Lambda: we have already listed most of the AWS updates announced during the first and second keynote in Las Vegas. In this...

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Serverless News Announced Before AWS re:Invent 2016

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Alex Casalboni
November 22, 2016

Serverless Computing is quickly evolving: Who will be left behind? The 2016 AWS re:Invent will take place in Las Vegas in less than a week. We are...

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Bluemix OpenWhisk: IBM’s Function as a Service

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Alex Casalboni
November 3, 2016

OpenWhisk is the first OSS Serverless platform IBM announced OpenWhisk as an experimental event-driven compute platform earlier this year. As one ...

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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
— March 20, 2020

The 12 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
— 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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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 Certifications
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Stuart Scott
— April 27, 2020

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

Want to take a really impactful step in your technical career? Explore the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certificate. Its new version (SAA-C02) was released on March 23, 2020, though you can still take SAA-C01 through July 1, 2020. This post will focus on version SAA-C02. The AWS...

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  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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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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Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
— January 23, 2020

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

What are the prerequisites and requirements to learn 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 was emailed countless times from our users, and while we have Learning Paths, AWS...

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  • Continuous Learning
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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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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes
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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
  • Cloud Migration
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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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