4 factors to consider when making the shift to the cloud
For CIOs assessing their organization’s cloud readiness, Andrew Larkin discusses four factors to consider before moving their applications to the cloud.
September 24, 2018
Cloud Academy Launches Assessment Cycles to Further Bolster Skill Measurement Capabilities
The launch, which includes the general availability of Analytics, Assessment Cycles and the continued beta of Skill Profiles, affirms Cloud Academy’s continued commitment to taking a quantified and data-driven approach towards technology learning in the context of driving innovation.
September 20, 2018
SaaS-Based Cloud Courses Offer Hands-on Training for Enterprises
Cloud courses on training platforms such as Cloud Academy help managers see where there are skills gaps, while bringing hands-on experience to employees.
September 17, 2018
Cloud migration best practices: 4 potential problems to avoid
Andrew Larkin, from the Cloud Academy, explains why successful cloud migration strategies require more than just a ‘lift and shift’ approach to maximize the benefits of the cloud.
September 15, 2018
Top disadvantages of cloud computing: What CIOs can do
Andrew Larkin from the Cloud Academy sheds light on cloud computing misconceptions and drawbacks — including downtime — and offers best practices for CIOs to address these risks.
September 14, 2018
Embracing DevOps Into Your Company
Some companies are embarking on a new adventure in DevOps. As organizations start to consider the possibilities of implementing DevOps, they need to think about what problems it solves and what role it will play in their organization.
September 13, 2018
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Microsoft Ignites Cloud Industry With Nadella Keynote
On Monday, Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference, an annual gathering of developers and IT professionals. Over the next week, attendees will learn about upcoming Microsoft innovations in IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cloud (all while getting some good networki...
Planning for Microsoft Ignite 2018 Sessions: What Not to Miss
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 biggest event of the year and is a great way to stay up to date on how to get the most from Microsoft’s products. In this post, I’ll help you p...
How to Optimize Cloud Costs with Spot Instances: New on Cloud Academy
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 Instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) in 2009, spot instances have been a way for major cloud providers to sell sp...
Media and Entertainment Success Story: Turner & Cloud Academy
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What is the Technology Concept of Blockchain?
In 2017, blockchain emerged as a major technology trend, supporting the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Beyond the exchange of money, interest in blockchain is driven by an increased level of security, transparency, and traceability in transactions, a challenge of...
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Whitepaper: A New Paradigm for Cloud Training
By 2020, nearly two-thirds of all enterprise IT infrastructure and software spending will be on cloud-based offerings, led by the availability of cheaper storage, available processing power, and the emergence of new technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning.The ne...
The Benefits Of Cloud Containers
Before getting into a discussion on the benefits of cloud containers, it may be beneficial for some readers if we explain what cloud containers are, as they have developed into more than the latest “buzzword” and are changing the way in which many businesses deploy resources in the clou...
4 Reasons You Need to Include Business Stakeholders in Cloud Training
Digital transformation is changing how organizations in every industry approach their business strategy, serving as the foundation of their technology initiatives. Chief among this includes cloud adoption, which is not just a path to IT savings, but also increasingly where companies are...
Introducing Assessment Cycles
Today, cloud technology platforms and best practices around them move faster than ever, resulting in a paradigm shift for how organizations onboard and train their employees. While assessing employee skills on an annual basis might have sufficed a decade ago, the reality is that organiz...
When To Use A Multi-Cloud Strategy
There are both advantages and disadvantages of multi-cloud environments, and knowing when to use a multi-cloud strategy could depend on how minimizing your dependency on a single provider could affect costs, performance, and security. Before discussing these advantages and disadvantages...