Tag: Virtualization

AWS AMI Virtualization Types: HVM vs PV (Paravirtual VS Hardware VM)

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Vineet Badola
July 15, 2019

Amazon Machine Images (AWS AMI) offers two types of virtualization: Paravirtual (PV) and Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM). Each solution offers its o...

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  • Hardware Virtual Machine
  • Paravirtual
  • Virtualization

AWS Firecracker: Next Generation Virtualization for MicroVMs

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Jeremy Cook
November 28, 2018

“Firecracker is an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant containers and functi...

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  • re:Invent 2018
  • Virtualization

Azure Stack Use Cases and Applications

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Thomas Mitchell
October 30, 2018

This is the second of a two-part series covering Azure Stack. Our first post provided an introduction to Azure Stack.  Why would your organizati...

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  • Azure
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtualization

Azure Stack Product Overview and Deployment Options

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Thomas Mitchell
October 24, 2018

This is the first of a two-part series. In our second post, we'll discuss use cases for Azure Stack and compare it to Microsoft Azure.  Azure Stac...

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  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtualization

Container Virtualization: What Makes It Work So Well?

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Vineet Badola
October 27, 2015

Various implementations of container virtualization (including Docker) are filling compute roles once reserved for hypervisor virtualization. Incr...

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  • Containers
  • Virtualization

vCloud Air from VMware: Launching your First VM on the ‘Other’ Public Cloud

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Nitheesh Poojary
September 3, 2015

vCloud Air provides a public cloud platform based on VMware's vSphere. It certainly isn't the only public cloud provider out there, but you can't i...

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  • Virtualization
  • VMware

Migrating Virtual Machines to the AWS Cloud

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Nitheesh Poojary
February 25, 2015

Migrating Virtual Machines: why? In this blog post, we'll discuss how to migrate your on-premise virtual machines to AWS - focusing mostly on the ...

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Virtualization: Why it’s a Crucial Technology for the Cloud

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Prasoon Majumdar
December 17, 2014

Virtualization is the Holy Grail solution of just everything IT talks about. Being in this industry for some time I really see and have experienced...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • Virtualization

10 Courses to Master Amazon Web Services

Stefano Bellasio
Stefano Bellasio
October 17, 2014

(Update) We've improved our cloud computing plans to cater to both enterprise teams and individuals training needs. You can see our updated pricing...

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  • Storage
  • Virtualization

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

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Cloud Migration Series (Step 2 of 5): Start Planning

This is part 2 of a 5-part series on best practices for enterprise cloud migration. Released weekly from the end of April to the end of May 2021, each article will cover a new phase of a business’s transition to the cloud, what to be on the lookout for, and how to ensure the journey is ...

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Andrew Larkin
— January 31, 2021

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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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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— March 11, 2021

The 12 Microsoft Azure Certifications: Which is Right for You and Your Team?

Cloud computing is one of the fastest-growing technology in this modern era. According to the IDC report, “public cloud spending will grow from $229 billion in 2019 to nearly $500 billion in 2023.” Therefore, nobody can deny the rapid growth of cloud computing in recent years. Many b...

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Thomas Mitchell
— July 14, 2017

How I Prepared for the 70-533 Azure Exam

I have been an IT Professional for over two decades.  In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of...

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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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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 Academy Team
— January 31, 2021

Which Certifications Should I Get?

The old AWS slogan, “Cloud is the new normal” is indeed a reality today. Really, cloud has been the new normal for a while now and getting credentials has become an increasingly effective way to quickly showcase your abilities to recruiters and companies. With all that in mind, the s...

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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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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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Stuart Scott
— July 26, 2019

How to Use & Install the AWS CLI

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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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Stuart Scott
— January 29, 2021

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. The AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification (or Sol Arch Associate for short) offers some ...

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