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,..
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..
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..
This week on Cloud Academy, we’ve added new learning paths and hands-on labs in networking, serverless, big data, storage, and other cloud services that you need to know about in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. Learning Paths AWS Network Specialty Certification Exam Advanced networking skills are essential for any IT team, whether you’re leading..
On July 10 at the Microsoft’s Inspire event, Azure Stack became available for order. (Azure Stack brings Azure into your data center). This is significant for everyone watching the Azure Stack project and will, I think, be game-changing for cloud technology as a whole, regardless of the platform you favor. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of Azure Stack..
This week, we’ve got lots of new content to share with you on Cloud Academy! Explore our newest learning paths, video courses, and hands-on labs on AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform on security, cloud architecture, containers, and many more topics. Learning Paths AWS Security Services When implementing cloud services, ensuring that your data..
The availability of so much data is one of the greatest gifts of our day. But how does this impact a business when it’s transitioning to the cloud? Will your historic on-premise data be a hindrance if you’re looking to move to the cloud? What is Azure Data Factory? Is it possible to enrich data..
Knowing where to focus your time and which resources will best serve you is valuable information for anyone who is working to get AWS certified. With three associate-level AWS certifications under my belt, I thought I would share the information and resources that have served me well in the preparation process. I’ll start with a..
Following on our recent updates to the Cloud Academy web interface, today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve implemented many of these same changes on our mobile app for both iOS and Android. New features of the Cloud Academy mobile app UI You may have already noticed that our mobile interface is now aligned with..
In the first part of this series, Amazon Lightsail: how to set up your first instance, we introduced Amazon Lightsail, a low-cost virtual private server (VPS) platform from Amazon Web Services. As we saw in that post, it’s easy to create a small infrastructure with Lightsail. With the launch of this platform, Amazon is trying to get..