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The Convergence of DevOps

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Adam Hawkins
April 16, 2019

IT has changed over the past 10 years with the adoption of cloud computing, continuous delivery, and significantly better telemetry tools. These te...

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  • DevOps
  • Security

NEW: Track Continuing Professional Education Credits on Cloud Academy

Emanuele Brivio
Emanuele Brivio
April 4, 2019

Driving training across a large organization can be a challenge.  Most organizations chalk up training struggles to a lack of motivation among empl...

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  • Cloud Academy
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How to Monitor Your AWS Infrastructure

Paul Hortop
Paul Hortop
April 2, 2019

The AWS cloud platform has made it easier than ever to be flexible, efficient, and cost-effective. However, monitoring your AWS infrastructure is t...

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  • AWS
  • Monitoring

AWS EC2 Instance Types Explained

Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
April 1, 2019

Amazon Web Services’ resource offerings are constantly changing, and staying on top of their evolution can be a challenge. Elastic Cloud Compute (E...

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  • AWS
  • EC2

NEW: Custom Hands-On Labs for Azure and Google Cloud Platform

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Giacomo Marinangeli
March 29, 2019

Harvard Business Review recently estimated that some 90% of corporate training never gets applied on the job. Given the $200B training industry, th...

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  • Azure
  • Content Engine
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Hands-on Labs

How to Become a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect

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Guy Hummel
March 28, 2019

Microsoft Azure is the fastest growing cloud provider. Azure’s revenue grew an incredible 76% in the last quarter of 2018. As more and more busines...

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  • Azure

How DNS Works – the Domain Name System (Part One)

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Nitheesh Poojary
March 26, 2019

Before migrating domains to Amazon's Route53, we should first make sure we properly understand how DNS worksWhile we'll get to AWS's Route53 Doma...

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  • AWS

How Does Cloud Computing Work?

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Scott Huntington
March 25, 2019

Whether you're looking to become a cloud engineer or you're a manager wanting to gain more knowledge, learn the basics of how cloud computing works...

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  • Cloud Computing

How DevOps Increases System Security

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Adam Hawkins
March 21, 2019

The perception of DevOps and its role in the IT industry has changed over the last five years due to research, adoption, and experimentation. Accel...

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  • DevOps
  • Security

What is Heroku? Getting Started with PaaS Development

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Nitheesh Poojary
March 20, 2019

So just what is Heroku? It's a service for developers eager to get their applications online without having to worry about infrastructure details....

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  • Azure
  • Development & Deploy

Popular Posts

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Andrew Larkin
— June 26, 2018

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. In this...

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  • AWS
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Albert Qian
Albert Qian
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices
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Andrew Larkin
— January 24, 2019

The 9 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
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Cloud Academy Team
— July 11, 2018

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 nine certifications that cover the major cloud roles including Solutions Archite...

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Jeremy Cook
— November 10, 2018

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 conf...

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  • AWS
  • S3
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Michael Sheehy
— February 21, 2017

What Exactly is a Cloud Architect and How do You Become One?

Note from Editor: Readers can explore the latest trends in technical skills in demand for Cloud Architects using Cloud Roster™, the data-driven job role matrix updated weekly.One of the buzzwords surrounding the cloud that I am sure everyone reading this post has heard of is "Cloud ...

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  • AWS
  • Cloud Computing
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Stefano Bellasio
— April 29, 2014

Prerequisites to Learn Cloud Computing – Introduction

Learn Cloud Computing: Basic Requirements IntroductionWhat are the prerequisites and requirements to start learning 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 got a thousan...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Continuous Learning
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Stuart Scott
— August 17, 2018

How to Use 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.So you’ve been using AWS for awhile and finally feel comfortable clicking your way through all the services....

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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 worksWhile 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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Alex Casalboni
— July 20, 2017

Amazon Machine Learning: Use Cases and a Real Example in Python

What is Amazon Machine Learning and how does it work"Amazon Machine Learning is a service that makes it easy for developers of all skill levels to use machine learning technology.”UPDATES: I've published a new hands-on lab on Cloud Academy! You can give it a try for free and st...

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  • Analytics
  • AWS
  • Machine Learning
  • Python
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Jeremy Cook
— February 7, 2018

What are the Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud?

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
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Michael Sheehy
— April 1, 2015

AWS CLI: 10 Useful Commands You May Not Know

The AWS CLI should be your best friendThe AWS console is certainly very well laid out and, with time, becomes very easy to use. However, if you are not using the AWS CLI (Command Line Interface) from your local terminal, you may be missing out on a whole lot of great functionality and...

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  • AWS

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