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Coming from the Cloud. Reaching for the Stars. An Interview with Riccardo Di Blasio

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Talia Wise
March 24, 2017

The first of a series of thought leadership interviews.  Passion is contagious. When I was in high school, I watched the film A Room with a View...

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vCloud Air from VMware: Launching your First VM on the ‘Other’ Public Cloud

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Nitheesh Poojary
September 3, 2015

vCloud Air provides a public cloud platform based on VMware's vSphere. It certainly isn't the only public cloud provider out there, but you can't i...

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  • Virtualization
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AWS VMware Hybrid Solutions: the Best of Both Worlds

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Nitheesh Poojary
August 12, 2015

Looking for the right hybrid on-premise/cloud balance for your VMware infrastructure? There's probably an AWS VMware solution that's just right. I...

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  • VMware

vCloud Air OnDemand – VMware’s IaaS and Hybrid Infrastructure Service

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Alex Casalboni
June 16, 2015

(Update March 2019) To get a jump start at VMware training, take a look at Cloud Academy's the Introduction to VMware Cloud on AWS course or visit ...

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  • Azure
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  • VMware

Migrating Virtual Machines to the AWS Cloud

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Nitheesh Poojary
February 25, 2015

Migrating Virtual Machines: why? In this blog post, we'll discuss how to migrate your on-premise virtual machines to AWS - focusing mostly on the ...

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  • AWS
  • Virtualization

Cloud Technology and Security Alert News Digest – Issue #12

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David Clinton
February 9, 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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  • Cloud Computing

VMware vLockstep: How to Increase FT of Your VMs

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Prasoon Majumdar
December 31, 2014

Out of the many features that VMware technology support, there is one which is really interesting and lesser known. It is called vLockstep, and it ...

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VMware Acquires Continuent: What it Means for the Cloud World

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Fabio Cecaro
November 14, 2014

Continuent is the leader in DB Clustering and Replication. I'm subscribed to their newsletter for many years. On October 29, I got an email from Ro...

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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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  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
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Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 28, 2020

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 12 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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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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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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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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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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Cloud Academy Team
— July 9, 2020

Which Certifications Should I Get?

The old AWS slogan, “Cloud is the new normal” is indeed a reality today. Really, cloud has been the new normal for a while now and getting credentials has become an increasingly effective way to quickly showcase your abilities to recruiters and companies. With all that in mind, the s...

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  • Certifications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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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
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  • Cloud Migration