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Original article published by Joe Nemer on cloudacademy.com.

Are you looking to make a jump in your technical career? Want to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Kubernetes, Python, or another in-demand skill?

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Written by: Anastasia Stefanuk

A skilled team of IT talent is crucial for any business that wants to catch up to modern technology, develop software products, and implement a digital transformation. Hiring a full-stack developer that would not just fit the company’s corporate culture and system of values but would also be an outstanding professional is a challenge for Human Resource (HR) departments.

Hiring a full-stack developer is a complex process. And since there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to assessing the candidate’s resume, conducting a job interview, and making the final choice, it’s easy to start making mistakes from the get-go.


Are you looking to get trained or certified on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, DevOps, Cloud Security, Python, Java, or another technical skill? Then you’ll want to mark your calendars for August 23, 2019. Starting Friday at 12:00 a.m. PDT (3:00 a.m. EDT), Cloud Academy is offering complimentary access* to our entire Training Library.

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Five years ago, Giacomo Marinangeli (CTO and Co-founder, Cloud Academy) and I set out to solve what we saw as a building problem for companies of all sizes around the world: How to take advantage of cloud computing and keep people up to date on these quickly changing technologies. Back then, we knew the cloud was going to be increasingly important as a way for companies to grow bigger faster, serve more people, and deliver applications to more and more devices as they come online.

Now, the cloud has become the dominant computing platform globally, with new standards and technology…


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 spare cloud capacity at considerable savings over on-demand instances. While this approach is not without its risks, the opportunity to capitalize on discounted capacity is one that organizations can’t ignore. With the right strategy and tools, cloud teams can take advantage of spot instances to optimize costs without risking downtime or availability.


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 often found within the finance, healthcare, real estate, and manufacturing industries.

Executive support of blockchain is also on the rise. A survey of 1,000 global leaders by Deloitte reported that 74% believe there is a compelling business case for blockchain in their organization. …


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 need for skilled practitioners to migrate applications and architect secure cloud solutions has never been more important, serving as a key driver of competitive differentiation. In just a decade, cloud skills and associated job roles such as cloud architects, DevOps engineers, and security specialists have evolved into critical core competencies in the enterprise.

Unfortunately, the skills gap has yet to…


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 leveraging new ways of doing business for competitive advantage.

The success of cloud initiatives depends on the ability of people, processes, and technology to deliver on the value promised. While IT roles such as cloud architects and others working directly with the cloud are essential for managing day-to-day cloud operations, it’s equally important that business stakeholders including C-suite…


Written by CloudHealthTech

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 in greater detail, it is best to first clarify what a multi-cloud environment is.

What is a multi-cloud environment?

For the purposes of this article, a multi-cloud environment is one in which you use two or more public cloud services from two or more cloud service providers. For example, you might use Azure in the US and Alibaba in Asia to avoid…

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