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Amazon VPC: 5 Reasons to Use and Learn it…with Cloud Academy!

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Stefano Bellasio
January 26, 2014

Amazon VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) is probably one of the most used and famous services inside the Amazon Web Services suite. The reason is simple:...

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AWS Certification Practice Exam: 3 Top Tips For You

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Klaus Conrad
January 24, 2014

Starting out with AWS can be a daunting task. Amazon has done a great job of documenting and presenting systems and services in a clear and concise...

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What is Anki Drive and Why Are They Using Amazon Web Services?

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Stefano Bellasio
January 22, 2014

One of the most amazing things about AWS is the incredible numbers of startups and companies that are relying on Amazon's Cloud Platform to power o...

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  • AWS
  • IoT

OpenStack: PayPal Will Not be The Only One

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Stefano Bellasio
January 3, 2014

If you are reading this post you probably know that Cloud Academy is a platform based, right now, on AWS learning.We are a company that aims to...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • OpenStack

Study Decks: Learning Amazon AWS with Cloud Academy

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Stefano Bellasio
November 21, 2013

In the last month we introduced a new version of CloudAcademy.We spent almost 6 months working not only on a new UX/UI for our product, but also t...

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Why You Should Learn Cloud Computing

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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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  • Chef
  • Cloud Computing
  • Puppet

Cloud Academy is Hiring a “Creator of Cloud Awesomeness”

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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

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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

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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

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

The 11 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 Certifications
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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
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
— 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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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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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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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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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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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 Certifications
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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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Chandan Patra
— June 11, 2019

Amazon DynamoDB: 10 Things You Should Know

Amazon DynamoDB is a managed NoSQL service with strong consistency and predictable performance that shields users from the complexities of manual setup.Whether or not you've actually used a NoSQL data store yourself, it's probably a good idea to make sure you fully understand the key ...

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  • AWS
  • DynamoDB

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