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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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Tips For Improving Employee Engagement

The qualities needed to lead a digital enterprise have been well documented. How to ensure worker engagement with digital transformation initiatives and the digital workplace is less clear.

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August 22, 2018

Recent Blog Posts

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Chandan Patra
— February 21, 2020

Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch: AWS Cloud Search Choices

Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch: What's the main difference? Let's compare AWS-based cloud tools: Elasticsearch vs. CloudSearch. While both services use proven technologies, Elasticsearch is more popular, open source, and has a flexible API to use for customization; in comparison, CloudS...

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Andrew Larkin
— February 20, 2020

Cloud Academy Training Tips

Training Tip #003: Set a goal Not sure where to start your learning? Are there too many awesome cloud subjects you want to master? Let’s leapfrog over that option paralysis and let the experts help you out — let’s choose a certification learning path! Why start with a certification? ...

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Zev Schonberg
Zev Schonberg
— February 18, 2020

AWS Reserved Instances and Savings Plans: Challenges and Solutions

When Amazon Web Services got started way back in 2006, EC2 On-Demand pricing was an immediate success with developers. They loved the ease of spinning up a wide variety of AWS EC2 instance types whenever they needed them, all for a reasonable price, and then terminate them when done. Th...

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Vijayakumar Athithan
Vijayakumar Athithan
— February 12, 2020

How to Install and Use Python

Most of the time, people are interested in learning programming languages. They take baby steps in trying out the basics once the installation is done. Typically, installing any software is a cumbersome process, and the initial enthusiasm is usually drained away during these steps — esp...

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Ashley Halsey
Ashley Halsey
— February 11, 2020

How Cloud-Based Software Can Benefit Your Hotel Management Business

One of the main changes in the hotel industry over the last decade has been the addition of cloud-based software. It gives hotel owners a safe and dependable way to run their property, and the cloud gives owners an incredible amount of answers to the problems that on-premises systems ha...

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Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— February 7, 2020

New on Cloud Academy: Git Labs, CKA and CKAD Lab Challenges, AWS and Azure Learning Paths, AGILE, and Much More

We just kicked off our first Free Weekend of 2020. This means we've unlocked our Training Library for just 72 hours. Until Sunday at 11:59 pm (PST), you can get unlimited access to our industry-leading learning paths, courses, certification prep exams, and our most popular hands-on labs...

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Stuart Scott
— February 6, 2020

How to Encrypt an EBS Volume

Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one of the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2020. Cloud storage services where data resides are frequently a target for hackers, not because the services are inherently weak but because they are often improperly configured....

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Matt Martinez
Matt Martinez
— February 5, 2020

Learn Git With Our First All-Lab Learning Path

What is Git? Git is an open-source, widely-used version control system for code repositories. Companies use Git to safely make changes to their codebases, track those changes across time, and combine or even undo changes made — if needed. Ready to learn Git? If you're ready to start ...

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Vitaly Kuprenko
Vitaly Kuprenko
— February 4, 2020

Heroku vs. AWS: Which Cloud Solution Works Best in 2020

Heroku vs. AWS: Introduction Сloud-based platforms get more and more recognition. According to Statista, just in the third quarter of 2019, cloud market revenues reached $27.5 billion. By moving to the cloud, businesses can focus on their strategy and other processes instead of dealing...

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Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— January 31, 2020

How to Unlock Complimentary Access to Cloud Academy

Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Python, Java, or another technical skill? Then you'll want to mark your calendars. Starting Friday, February 7 at 12:00 a.m. PST (3:00 a.m. EST), Cloud Acade...

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Vijayakumar Athithan
Vijayakumar Athithan
— January 29, 2020

Python: What Is It and Why Is It so Popular?

What is Python? Python is a general-purpose programming language. If you see any survey on popular programming languages over the last few years, Python always comes on top of the demand chart each year. People who hate programming are tempted to change their minds by the simplicity o...

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Alisha Reyes
Alisha Reyes
— January 28, 2020

Cloud Academy’s Blog Digest: Top 5 AWS Salary Report Findings, How To Become a Cybersecurity Professional, 8 Financial Benefits of Cloud Migration, and more

Now that it's 2020, how many times have you caught yourself dating a paper 2019? Don't lie. It's happened at least once or twice — or a handful of times — I'm sure. And if you're a member of the "perfect club" that hasn't made any 2020 mistakes, then we're still happy to have you in our...

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