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What Are Best Practices for Tagging AWS Resources?

October 2, 2018

There are many use cases for tags, but what are the best practices for tagging AWS resources? In order for your organization to effectively manage ...

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  • AWS
  • cost optimization

Building Security Teams in a Competitive Talent Market: These Are The Droids You’re Looking for

October 2, 2018

John Visneski is the Head of Security and DPO at The Pokemon Company International. To register for Mr. Visneski's Cloud Academy webinar, click her...

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  • Security

Content Engine Now Generally Available

October 1, 2018

When we talk to prospects and customers, many of them come to us with a complaint about their existing learning management (LMS) systems. Much of t...

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  • Product Feature

How to Optimize Amazon S3 Performance

September 26, 2018

Amazon S3 is the most common storage options for many organizations, being object storage it is used for a wide variety of data types, from the sma...

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  • Amazon S3
  • AWS

Microsoft Ignites Cloud Industry With Nadella Keynote

September 25, 2018

On Monday, Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference, an annual gathering of developers and IT professionals. Over the next week, attendees will l...

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  • Events
  • IoT
  • Machine Learning
  • Security

Planning for Microsoft Ignite 2018 Sessions: What Not to Miss

September 20, 2018

Cloud Academy is proud to be a sponsor of the Microsoft Ignite Conference to be held September 24 - 28 in Orlando, Florida. This is Microsoft’s big...

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  • Azure

How to Optimize Cloud Costs with Spot Instances: New on Cloud Academy

September 18, 2018

One of the main promises of cloud computing is access to nearly endless capacity. However, it doesn’t come cheap. With the introduction of Spot Ins...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud

Media and Entertainment Success Story: Turner & Cloud Academy

September 18, 2018

In our work with organizations across numerous industries, we’ve learned that the push towards cloud and digital transformation is nearly universal...

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  • Case Studies

What is the Technology Concept of Blockchain?

September 14, 2018

In 2017, blockchain emerged as a major technology trend, supporting the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Beyond the exchange ...

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  • Blockchain

Preparing for the Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam

September 12, 2018

In a production environment, speed, efficiency, and predictability are top priorities. Container technologies have truly changed the game by allowi...

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  • Kubernetes

Popular Posts

— 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.Cloud ...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud
— 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
— January 27, 2015

Building Ansible Playbooks Step-by-Step

Learn to build Ansible playbooks with our guide, one step at a timeIn our previous posts, we introduced Ansible fundamentals, and dove deeper into Ansible playbooks. Now let's learn to create an Ansible playbook step by step. Working with a playbook, we'll go from deploying a simple H...

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— March 13, 2018

Choosing the Right AWS Certification 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 the cloud.As the market leader and most mature p...

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  • AWS
  • AWS certifications
— 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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  • AWS
— 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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  • Amazon S3
  • AWS
— April 13, 2017

Ordering Messages In An Amazon SQS Queue

Last November, AWS released a very useful feature in its FIFO support for Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS). FIFO stands for “first in first out”, which essentially means that a FIFO queue maintains the order of how messages are delivered out of an SQS queue. The FIFO queue feature also...

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— 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 whole lot of great functionality and sp...

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— June 23, 2016

How Does Cloud Computing Work?

Just getting started? Whether you're looking to become a cloud engineer or you're a manager wanting to learn more about this industry, learn the basics about cloud computing here.Are you wondering about how cloud computing actually works? I'll explain the basic principles behind this ...

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  • Cloud Computing
— September 26, 2018

How to Optimize Amazon S3 Performance

Amazon S3 is the most common storage options for many organizations, being object storage it is used for a wide variety of data types, from the smallest objects to huge datasets. All in all, Amazon S3 is a great service to store a wide scope of data types in a highly available and resil...

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  • Amazon S3
  • AWS
— September 8, 2015

What is Cloud Foundry? Key benefits and a real use case

Unlike most other Cloud Computing platform services, which are tied to particular cloud providers, Cloud Foundry is available as a stand-alone software package. You can, of course, deploy it on Amazon's AWS, but you can also host it yourself on your own OpenStack server, or through HP's...

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  • Azure
— 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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  • AWS

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