What is Cloud Academy?

You know what, you spend like five months building an online product, like Cloud Academy and then you realize that you never wrote down a post saying what is Cloud Academy! Funny! I guess that now it’s time to fill this info and try to explain to our users what we are really building these months.

Cloud Computing uh? Did you ever try to see how big is this market? Let me give you a couple of hints:
High growth expected in cloud infrastructure services by Gartner

Cloud computing is a growing market, most of its growth is concentrated in the IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) paradigm and in 2012 Gartner has estimated a market of more than 100 billions dollars worldwide, very very huge. Cloud Computing is no more a marketing term, it’s something concrete used by tons of people, startups, and enterprises; public cloud computing is the biggest part of this market and Amazon Web Services is the leader in this field.

Given the growth and the lack of experience with cloud computing platforms like AWS, we found a really nice opportunity, focus our startup in developing a platform to test cloud computing skills, improve the skills of the users through high-quality content and create a marketplace useful for professionals and companies.

So, what exactly is Cloud Academy? Cloud Academy is a marketplace for cloud-related skills to help expert to prove their knowledge solving tests and companies can easily find them.”

We are focused on creating a platform designed for users but also for companies, something that doesn’t exist right now. We have started with only one platform, Amazon Web Services, the most popular one, but we will implement also other platforms in the near future. Thousands of companies are looking for people that are able to help them with cloud computing products, public and private platforms, our goal is helping them to find out the best talents in the world, and vice-versa, give to those talented people the right visibility.

What do you think? I appreciate your suggestions and comments if you still haven’t tried Cloud Academy that’s the right occasion, browse the Cloud Academy’s library and start learning. 

Thank you.

Stefano Bellasio

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Stefano Bellasio

Stefano's a computer engineering guy that loves building products. He's the CEO and co-founder of CloudAcademy.com. All his experience is in the web hosting and cloud computing industry where he started other companies before. He loves talking with all readers of Cloud Academy blog, so feel free to email him at stefano@cloudacademy.com!


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