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Heroku vs. AWS: Which Cloud Solution Works Best in 2020

Vitaly Kuprenko
Vitaly Kuprenko
February 4, 2020

Сloud-based platforms get more and more recognition. According to Statista, just in the third quarter of 2019, cloud market revenues reached $27.5 ...

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  • AWS
  • heroku

How to Unlock Complimentary Access to Cloud Academy

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
January 31, 2020

Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Python, Java, or ano...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • cloud academy content
  • complimentary access
  • GCP
  • on the house

Python: What Is It and Why Is It so Popular?

Vijayakumar Athithan
Vijayakumar Athithan
January 29, 2020

Python is a general-purpose programming language. If you see any survey on popular programming languages over the last few years, Python always com...

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  • Python
  • what is python

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: Top 5 AWS Salary Report Findings, How To Become a Cybersecurity Professional, 8 Financial Benefits of Cloud Migration, and more

Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
January 28, 2020

The Cloud Academy Monthly Blog Digest keeps you up-to-date on the latest technology trends and best practices on AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud, and ...

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  • AWS
  • aws salary
  • blog digest
  • Cloud Academy
  • Cloud Adoption
  • Cloud Migration
  • Cybersecurity

Learn Cloud Computing: Prerequisites

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
January 23, 2020

Learn how you can use cloud computing to upgrade your business or career. We’ll show you how to get started with the biggest platforms on the...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning

Top 5 AWS Salary Report Findings

Patrick Navarro
Patrick Navarro
January 22, 2020

Jefferson Frank recently released the latest AWS Salary Survey Report at re:Invent, collated from months of extensive research into the AWS marketp...

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  • AWS
  • salary

Kubernetes: The Current and Future State of K8s in the Enterprise 

Samantha Kaylee
Samantha Kaylee
January 21, 2020

On July 21, 2015, Google Cloud announced a new application management technology named Kubernetes. It is not like a conventional inclusive Platform...

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  • enterprise
  • k8s
  • Kubernetes

8 Financial Benefits of Cloud Migration

Monica Rodriguez
Monica Rodriguez
January 16, 2020

Companies that have long migrated to the cloud many times have confirmed the effectiveness of this solution from a practical point of view. This gi...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Migration

Labs: Building Practical Cloud Skills at Scale

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
January 15, 2020

An interview with Giacomo Marinangeli and Logan Rakai, Product Managers for Hands-on Labs Time and time again, studies and customer feedback show ...

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How to Become a Cybersecurity Professional

Simran Arora
Simran Arora
January 9, 2020

Highly skilled cybersecurity professionals are in high demand, and now is the perfect time to get involved in this highly exciting and fascinating ...

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  • Cybersecurity
  • cybersecurity certifications

Popular Posts

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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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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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Andrew Larkin
— June 6, 2019

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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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
— June 18, 2019

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 11 certifications that cover major cloud roles including Solutions Architect, De...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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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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  • AWS
  • S3
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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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  • AWS
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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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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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
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John Chell
— June 13, 2019

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate: A Study Guide

The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some clear benefits: Increases marketability to employers Provides solid credentials in a growing industry (with projected growth of as much as 70 percent in five years) Market anal...

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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

What is the AWS CLI? | The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is for managing your AWS services from a terminal session on your own client, allowing you to control and configure multiple AWS services and implement a level of automation. If you’ve been using AWS for some time and feel...

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  • AWS
  • AWS CLI
  • Command line interface
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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
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— August 6, 2019

Google Cloud vs AWS: A Comparison (or can they be compared?)

The "Google Cloud vs AWS" argument used to be a common discussion among our members, but is this still really a thing? You may already know that there are three major players in the public cloud platforms arena: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...

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  • AWS
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes