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QA Acquires Cloud Academy to Create a World-leading Corporate Skills Platform

QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, today announced it has acquired San Francisco-based Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform.

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July 10, 2019

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Migrating to the Cloud? Avoid These Five Pitfalls

Successful cloud migration often means introducing and adopting a new common language throughout an organization. But there are some guidelines to follow. Read Cloud Academy’s CEO, Stefano Bellasio, take on the topic.

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April 23, 2019

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Cloud Academy Announces Skill Profiles Now Incorporate Hands-on Lab Results

Cloud Academy announced the addition of Hands-on Labs results, empowering enterprises to drive employee training programs with quantifiable measurements of real-world skill competencies. Available for all enterprise customers, Hands-On Labs results now contribute to Skill Profiles, which enable leadership to take a data-driven approach to determine strengths, identify skills gaps,…

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April 17, 2019

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Why Python is the real programming language of data science, not R

Python and R are among the most frequently mentioned skills in job postings for data science positions. But reports on which programming language is actually used most often on the job for these professionals are conflicting, according to a report from Cloud Academy.

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December 27, 2018

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Cloud Academy Research Shows Preferences in Cloud; Emergence of Multi-Cloud

Cloud Academy today released its November 2018 Data Report revealing trends and shifts in the cloud computing industry. The data is collected from Cloud Academy’s publicly available benchmarking tools Cloud Roster and Cloud Catalog. Among the report’s key findings, the emergence of multi-cloud.

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November 29, 2018

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Cloud Academy Launches Technology Partner Program to Extend Value in the Cloud Ecosystem

Cloud Academy announced the launch of its Technology Partner Program, a partner initiative focused on enabling technology vendors to train customers and generate awareness throughout the entire cloud ecosystem by leveraging the Cloud Academy platform. Inaugural partnerships include agreements with cloud ecosystem leaders Spotinst, Aviatrix, HashiCorp, NGINX, and the DevOps Institute.

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November 14, 2018

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Dzenan Dzevlan
— November 20, 2019

Application Load Balancer vs. Classic Load Balancer

What is an Elastic Load Balancer? This post covers basics of what an Elastic Load Balancer is, and two of its examples: Application Load Balancers and Classic Load Balancers. For additional information — including a comparison that explains Network Load Balancers — check out our post o...

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  • ALB
  • Application Load Balancer
  • AWS
  • Elastic Load Balancer
  • ELB
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— November 19, 2019

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: AWS Internet of Things (IoT), Which Certifications Should I Get?, How to Go Serverless, and More

This month's trending articles We've published a lot of new articles this month, so we're going to dive right into the highlights. But if you love to write, make your way down to the bottom of this post to learn how to become a Cloud Academy blog contributor who helps us keep our commu...

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  • blog digest
  • Cloud Academy
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Stuart Scott
— November 14, 2019

AWS Databases: Type, Usage, and Features

AWS offers 14 databases that support diverse data models and include the following types of databases: relational, key-value, document, in-memory, graph, time series, and ledger databases. In this article, we'll cover the following AWS databases: Amazon Timestream Amazon RDS on ...

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  • Amazon Quantum Ledger
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Timestream
  • Databases
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
Nisar Ahmad
Nisar Ahmad
— November 12, 2019

Kubernetes Services: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud

Kubernetes is a popular open-source container orchestration platform that allows us to deploy and manage multi-container applications at scale. Businesses are rapidly adopting this revolutionary technology to modernize their applications. Cloud service providers — such as Amazon Web Ser...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud
  • Kubernetes
Chester Avey
Chester Avey
— November 7, 2019

Cloud Computing Solutions: 7 Trends for the Future

The world of cloud computing is in a state of flux. Not long ago, the cloud was considered an emerging technology, known only to IT specialists. Today it is a part of everyday life – 96% of businesses use the cloud in one form or another, and this number only looks set to grow. Whether ...

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  • Cloud Computing
  • internet of everything
  • multi-cloud
  • Security
  • SEO
Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— November 6, 2019

New on Cloud Academy: AZ-900 Exam Update; MS-100 Exam Prep; PRINCE2 Foundation; Azure, Kubernetes, and Google Hands-on Labs; and Much More

This month, our Content Team really kicked it into overdrive with tons of new content. If you're Team Azure, then you'll be amazed at the number of Azure Courses and Hands-on Labs we published this month alone!  At any time, you can find all of our new releases by going to our Training ...

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  • AZ-900
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Kubernetes
  • MS-100
  • New content
  • PRINCE2
  • Product Feature
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Stefano Giacone
— November 5, 2019

Introducing the New Cloud Academy Search Engine

Here at Cloud Academy, we're constantly adding new content to our training library to keep you up-to-date with the latest technical training content and industry-leading certifications. Our training library has grown exponentially with all of our new content releases, and it has become ...

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  • search engine
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Stuart Scott
— October 31, 2019

AWS Internet of Things (IoT): The 3 Services You Need to Know

The Internet of Things (IoT) embeds technology into any physical thing to enable never-before-seen levels of connectivity. IoT is revolutionizing industries and creating many new market opportunities. Cloud services play an important role in enabling deployment of IoT solutions that min...

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  • AWS
  • AWS IoT Events
  • AWS IoT SiteWise
  • AWS IoT Things Graph
  • IoT
Joe Nemer
Joe Nemer
— October 30, 2019

How to Get Hands-on Experience on AWS, Azure, and GCP: Lab Challenges

Meaningful cloud skills require more than book knowledge. Hands-on experience is required to translate knowledge into real-world results. We see this time and time again in studies about how kids and adults best learn — doing the actual learning task is key. Hands-on Labs and Lab Challe...

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  • AWS Labs
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Hands-on Labs
Simran Arora
Simran Arora
— October 29, 2019

Docker vs. Virtual Machines: Differences You Should Know

What are the differences between Docker and virtual machines? In this article, we'll compare the differences and provide our insights to help you decide between the two. Before we get started discussing Docker vs. Virtual Machines comparisons, let us first explain the basics.  What is ...

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  • Containers
  • DevOps
  • Docker
  • virtual machines
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Adam Hawkins
— October 24, 2019

DevOps: From Continuous Delivery to Continuous Experimentation

Imagine this scenario. Your team built a continuous delivery pipeline. Team members deploy multiple times a day. Telemetry warns the team about production issues before they become outages. Automated tests ensure known regressions don't enter production. Team velocity is consistent and ...

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  • continuous delivery
  • continuous experimentation
  • DevOps