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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.

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September 20, 2018

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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.

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September 17, 2018

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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.

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September 15, 2018

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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.

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September 14, 2018

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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.

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September 13, 2018

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Maximizing Your Training Strategy

Organizations that simply make training available will fall behind in their digital transformation. Implementing, and then maximizing, an internal training strategy is the key to staying competitive in today’s business landscape.

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September 13, 2018

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— December 6, 2018

What DevOps Means for Risk Management

What Does DevOps Mean for Risk Management?Adopting DevOps makes the unfamiliar uneasy in two areas. One, they see an inherently risky choice between speed and quality and second, they are concerned that the quick iterations of DevOps may break compliance rules or introduce security vu...

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  • DevOps
— November 30, 2018

Amazon FSx for Lustre Makes High Performance Computing More Accessible

One service which attracted my attention from the AWS re:Invent announcements was Amazon FSx for Lustre. While we have seen a lot of performance improvements in cloud compute and networking recently, I/O performance feels quite stoic despite it often being the bottleneck in high-end com...

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  • FSx
  • Lustre
  • re:Invent 2018
— November 29, 2018

Amazon Elastic Inference – GPU Acceleration for Faster Inferencing

“Add GPU acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance for faster inference at much lower cost (up to 75% savings)”So you’ve just kicked off the training phase of your multilayered deep neural network. The training phase is leveraging Amazon EC2 P3 instances to keep the training time to a...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • Elastic Inference
  • re:Invent 2018
— November 29, 2018

IoT Thrives on AWS — re:Invent IoT Announcement Roundup

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, with management consulting firm McKinsey predicting the IoT market reaching up to $581...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • IoT
  • re:Invent 2018
— November 29, 2018

New Security & Compliance Service: AWS Security Hub

This morning’s Andy Jassy keynote was followed by the announcement of over 20 new services across a spectrum of AWS categories, including those in Security and Compliance, Database, Machine Learning, and Storage.  One service that jumped out to me was the AWS Security Hub, currently...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • re:Invent 2018
  • Security
— November 28, 2018

AWS Firecracker: Next Generation Virtualization for MicroVMs

“Firecracker is an open source virtualization technology that is purpose-built for creating and managing secure, multi-tenant containers and functions-based services.”One of the great things embedded in Amazon Web Services DNA is their unparalleled vision and innovation in the compute...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • Firecracker
  • re:Invent 2018
  • Virtualization
— November 28, 2018

NEW: Custom Key Stores in KMS – Backed by CloudHSM

Another new announcement has made by AWS here at re:Invent, this time in the security category.The Key Management Service (KMS) stores and generates encryption keys that can be used by other AWS services and applications to encrypt your data.  A main component of KMS is the Customer...

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  • Amazon Web Services
  • KMS
  • re:Invent 2018
— November 28, 2018

Two New EC2 Instance Types Announced at AWS re:Invent 2018 – Monday Night Live

Let’s look at what benefits these two new EC2 instance types offer and how these two new instances could be of benefit to you. Both of the new instance types are built on the AWS Nitro System. The AWS Nitro System improves the performance of processing in virtualized environments by...

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  • AWS
  • EC2
  • re:Invent 2018
— November 27, 2018

Azure Storage: A Service Overview

Azure Storage is a managed cloud storage offering from Microsoft.  It provides a scalable store for data objects, a cloud-based file system, and even provides a messaging and NoSQL store.  As a managed service, maintenance and support is handled by Microsoft Azure, taking the care and f...

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  • Azure Storage
  • microsoft azure
— November 26, 2018

New Amazon S3 Features Announced at re:Invent

In true AWS style, a number of new features and services were announced yesterday, the day before the official start of re:Invent.Three of these announcements were related to Amazon S3 which included: S3 Intelligent Tiering (A new storage class) Batch Operations for Object M...

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  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon Web Services
  • re:Invent 2018
  • S3
— November 21, 2018

Google Cloud Certification: Preparation and Prerequisites

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has evolved from being a niche player to a serious competitor to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. In 2018, research firm Gartner placed Google in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service for the first time. In t...

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  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud
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— 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