Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

If you want to deliver digital services of any kind, you’ll need to compute resources including 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 to do your homework first. Cloud computing has benefited many enterprises by reducing costs and..

A New Paradigm for Cloud Training is Needed (and Other Insights We Can Democratize)

It’s no secret that cloud, its supporting technologies, and the capabilities it unlocks is disrupting IT. Whether you’re cloud-first, multi-cloud, or migrating workload by workload, every step up the ever-changing cloud capability curve depends on your people, your technology, and your business requirements. Any new technology comes with growing pains. As cloud computing increasingly becomes..

New on Cloud Academy, March ’18: Machine Learning on AWS and Azure, Docker in Depth, and more

Introduction to Machine Learning on AWS This is your quick-start guide for building and deploying with Amazon Machine Learning. By the end of this learning path, you will be able to apply supervised and unsupervised learning, ML algorithms, deep learning, and deep neural networks on AWS. It includes 3 Hands-on Labs where you will work..

Building Your Tech Talent Pipeline

For anyone hiring technology talent today, it’s no secret that the market is competitive, and the pool of qualified candidates is limited. To make sure your team has the skills that your organization needs to succeed and grow, you’ll need to look at short-, medium-, and long-term opportunities and to invest in training for both..

Microsoft Azure: A Guide for Decision Makers

The innovation problem Information Technology is key to the success of nearly every business. This is particularly true of large enterprises who, as they try to meet (and anticipate) customer needs, and meet or exceed Wall Street’s expectations, depend on IT to provide strategic solutions and add value.  To, in a word, innovate. There is,..

Deploying Multiple Virtual Machines on Azure: Azure VM Scale Sets

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an important way to make your projects “go cloud.” However, many real-world projects don’t fit so neatly into one category. When it comes to projects that require flexible scenarios and come with lots of specific requirements, I’ve found Azure Virtual Machines to be a good choice for deployment. In this post,..

Migrating the Smart Way, with Azure

The cloud era is gaining greater speed, and market projections look very healthy for years to come. This growth and the enthusiasm it’s creating for cloud technology is pushing organizations who, until very recently, were resistant to start their own cloud initiatives. This post is about how your organization can migrate the smart way with..

5 key takeaways from UMAP 2017

The User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP) conference brings together a wide community of researchers and experts working on systems that adapt to users, model their profiles, and eventually personalize their experiences. The 25th annual conference was held this July in Bratislava, Slovakia. As Head of Technology here at Cloud Academy, I’m especially interested in systems that can..