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Why You Should Learn Cloud Computing

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
November 20, 2013

When I started Cloud Academy I had several discussions with many people involved in the IT industry. Some of them are the best system administra...

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Cloud Academy is Hiring a “Creator of Cloud Awesomeness”

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
May 9, 2013

(Update) Want to join our team? We are looking for ambitious and energetic people to join our growing team and help build Cloud Academy while maint...

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  • Cloud Computing

New Partner for Cloud Academy: Newvem.com, the Cloud Operations Optimization Service

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
April 21, 2013

(Update) We've been busy building relationships with industry leaders with a common vision, helping organizations leverage cloud technology. If you...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Optimization

How Cloud Computing is Changing the Demand for IT Skills

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
January 29, 2013

(Update) We’ve recently released some new product features to further enhance your training experience: Hands-on Labs, live cloud environments f...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • DevOps
  • Skill Profiles

Some Updates on CloudAcademy.com

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
January 28, 2013

CloudAcademy.com is live since October 2012, so far we have just focused our efforts on building great content for Amazon Web Services, but as you ...

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What is Cloud Academy?

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
January 28, 2013

You know what, you spend like five months building an online product, like Cloud Academy and then you realize that you never wrote down a post sayi...

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  • Cloud Computing

The 15 Biggest Mistakes Made with Amazon Web Services

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
April 23, 2012

Well, well, well... While we're busy building a great startup, the nice folks at Newvem wrote a blog post on the 10 biggest mistakes" made with Ama...

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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
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
  • Microservices
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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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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  • Azure
  • Hands-on Labs
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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Certifications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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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
  • Azure
  • Cloud Migration