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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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Benchmarking the Digital Workplace

If enterprises cannot plan ahead for and successfully execute their digital transformation from a role and skill-based perspective, they seriously risk losing their competitive edge, says Cloud Academy’s Alex Brower.

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November 9, 2018

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Aviatrix and Cloud Academy Partner to Teach Software-Defined Cloud Routing to Tech Professionals

Aviatrix, the pioneer in software-defined cloud routing, has teamed with the digital skills management platform, Cloud Academy, to teach technology professionals how to build and operate software-defined public cloud networks for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. The course called “Managing Cloud Networks at Scale,” is a series of informal “chalk…

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November 6, 2018

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CEOs are concerned about the cloud skills gap but doing little to remedy it – so plough your own furrow

Organization executives are concerned about the skills gap, but few are willing to invest in the right training resources. Cloud Academy’s benchmarking resources Cloud Roster and Cloud Catalog offer guidance towards how executives can build teams and align training to build digital transformation success.

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November 1, 2018

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Cloud Academy Launches Cloud Roster and Cloud Catalog, Data-Driven Resources to Benchmark Cloud Job Roles & Technical Skill Demand

Cloud Academy announced the launch of industry benchmarking tools designed to help organizations define the critical job roles and technical skills needed for cloud adoption and ongoing competitiveness.

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October 16, 2018

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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.

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September 24, 2018

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Khash Nakhostin
— November 13, 2018

Understanding AWS VPC Egress Filtering Methods

Security in AWS is governed by a shared responsibility model where both vendor and subscriber have various operational responsibilities. AWS assumes responsibility for the underlying infrastructure, hardware, virtualization layer, facilities, and staff while the subscriber organization ...

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  • Aviatrix
  • AWS
  • VPC
— November 10, 2018

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 conf...

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  • Amazon S3
  • AWS
— October 30, 2018

Azure Stack Use Cases and Applications

This is the second of a two-part series covering Azure Stack. Our first post provided an introduction to Azure Stack. Why would your organization consider using Azure Stack? What are the key differences between Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure? In this post, we'll begin to answer bot...

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  • Azure
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtualization
— October 25, 2018

How DevOps Transforms Software Testing

Testing is arguably the most important aspect of software development. Whether manual or automated, testing ensures the software works as expected. Broken software causes production outages, unsatisfied customers, refunds, decreased trust, or even complete financial collapse. Testing mi...

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  • DevOps
— October 24, 2018

Azure Stack Product Overview and Deployment Options

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 Stack: A Product OverviewMicrosoft Azure is growing at an incredible pace.  Organizations are now in a race to the cloud and, for the most par...

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  • azure stack
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Virtualization
— October 18, 2018

Microservices Architecture: Advantages and Drawbacks

Microservices are a way of breaking large software projects into loosely coupled modules, which communicate with each other through simple Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).Microservices have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The modular architectural style,...

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  • AWS
  • Microservices
Alex Brower
— October 17, 2018

Interview: Q&A with John Visneski

Security is a top priority for organizations of all types, with research firm IDC projecting 10% spending growth to $91 billion dollars in 2018. For leadership, security is important considering the cost, regulation, and reputation at stake when breaches occur. According to a joint ...

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  • Security
Alex Brower
— October 16, 2018

Introducing Cloud Roster™ and Cloud Catalog™

The cloud industry continues to mature and organizations are seeking ways to facilitate adoption to remain relevant and competitive. Leadership responsible for this adoption is faced with the need to identify customized cloud strategies, respond to emerging solutions, and staff the role...

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  • Job Roles
  • Product Feature
— October 3, 2018

Highlights from Microsoft Ignite 2018

Microsoft Ignite 2018 was a big success. Over 26,000 people attended Microsoft’s flagship conference for IT professionals in sunny Orlando, Florida. As usual, Microsoft made a huge number of announcements, ranging from minor to major in importance. To save you the trouble of sifting thr...

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  • Azure
  • Ignite
— October 2, 2018

What Are Best Practices for Tagging AWS Resources?

There are many use cases for tags, but what are the best practices for tagging AWS resources? In order for your organization to effectively manage resources (and your monthly AWS bill), you need to implement and adopt a thoughtful tagging strategy that makes sense for your business. The...

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  • AWS
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John Visneski
— October 2, 2018

Building Security Teams in a Competitive Talent Market: These Are The Droids You’re Looking for

John Visneski is the Head of Security and DPO at The Pokemon Company International. To register for Mr. Visneski's Cloud Academy webinar, click here. The reasoning behind the popularity of this perspective is clear, if not unique to the cybersecurity field. Organizations in both the...

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  • Security
Albert Qian
— October 1, 2018

Content Engine Now Generally Available

When we talk to prospects and customers, many of them come to us with a complaint about their existing learning management (LMS) systems. Much of the feedback boils down to the failure of these platforms to provide the adequate support and resources necessary to facilitate a modern inno...

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