At Cloud Academy, we’re obsessed with creating value for the organizations who trust us as the single source for the learning, practice, and collaboration that enables a culture of cloud. Today, we’re excited to announce the general availability of several new features in our Content Library and user Dashboard, including a new skill assessment capability,..
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,..
Our third episode of Inside the Cloud is all about Microsoft Azure. In this episode, we’ll be focusing on the host of new services and updates on Azure Security, Migration, and Storage recently announced on Microsoft Azure following its annual Ignite conference, held last month in Orlando. Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud platform continues to be a strong..
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 internet was not originally architected to do all of the amazing things that it does today. A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network that serves web content to users based on their geographic location, the origin of the page, and the content delivery server itself. CDNs carry a significant portion of the world’s Internet traffic. In doing..
What is a Chatbot? A chatbot is a conversational interface that can be used to interact with a product or service. While the term is well known in tech circles, to the outside world, chatbots are still a bit of a novelty. Recently, they’ve become increasingly popular thanks to advancements in natural language processing technology that..
For the latest post in our Women in Tech series, we had the chance to talk with LaBrina Loving, a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft. LaBrina holds more than 10 Microsoft Certifications and has 15+ years of experience in cloud architecture, portals and collaboration, enterprise search, custom web and mobile development, business intelligence, customer relationship management, and..
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..
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..
Amazon and Microsoft have emerged as leaders in the public cloud computing space. As a result, many of us have Googled “AWS vs. Azure” or “Azure vs. AWS” to compare each platform’s growing list of service offerings. Some sources, such as this overview from Microsoft and this post on Public Cloud War: AWS vs Azure vs Google offer..