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Learning How to Architect with a Design for Failure Approach

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Andrea Colangelo
August 15, 2014

During the last days, we launched some new courses who are getting quite a success, and we got some great feedback about them. But one of them real...

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  • AWS

New Course: Static Website Hosting, Storage and Content Delivery on AWS

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Andrea Colangelo
August 14, 2014

The internet we experience today is so rich in dynamic websites, isn't it? Many of the websites we visit daily (Cloud Academy included, of course),...

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  • AWS

SSH in the Browser: Pros and Cons of the Latest News in Google Developer Console

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Praveen Kumar Muppala
August 13, 2014

Remotely connecting to Linux VM instances using SSH (Secure Shell) with clients like OpenSSH or PuTTY is a common task for developers and administr...

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  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Security

New Course: Introduction to AWS Security Best Practices

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Andrea Colangelo
August 11, 2014

After releasing How to Install a LAMP Stack on AWS course, David Clinton has created a whole new course to give you some hints about hardening your...

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  • AWS
  • Security

Learn the Aruba Cloud Platform With Our New Course

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Andrea Colangelo
August 10, 2014

As you already know if you follow this blog and our social networks, we are pushing hard to generate more and more courses to teach you how to get ...

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  • Cloud Computing

Learning Cloud Computing With Quizzes And Learning Explanations

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
August 9, 2014

(Update) We’ve recently launched Skills Profiles, a visualization of your organization’s cloud competencies. Skills Profiles allows you to track yo...

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  • Cloud Computing

Deploying a MEAN Stack Onto Google Compute Engine

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Madan Ganesh Velayudham (ActOnMagic)
August 8, 2014

Gone are the days where a product team used to spend a considerable amount of time to build a basic web application.  Say Hi to MEAN! If you are fa...

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  • Azure
  • Compute

AWS Solutions Architect – Professional Level Now available

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
August 7, 2014

I'm really glad to announce that a few hours ago we published our last learning path: AWS Solutions Architect - Professional Certification Learning...

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How to Manage EBS Volumes Snapshots in AWS

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Praveen Kumar Muppala
August 4, 2014

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Volumes are highly available and reliable storage volumes that can be attached to any running EC2 instance that is...

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  • EBS

Docker vs. Virtualization

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Janakiram MSV
August 1, 2014

(Update) We've released new training material on Docker, including the Cloud Academy's Docker in Depth Learning Path. This learning path is designe...

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  • Docker
  • Virtualization

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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  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Google Cloud Platform
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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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  • 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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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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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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  • S3
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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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  • AWS
  • AWS Certifications
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
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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  • Cloud Computing
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
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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