Amazon AWS and Amazon EC2

One of the questions that is often raised on the Learning Tree’s Cloud Computing course is: “What is the difference between Amazon AWS and Amazon EC?” Both words are widely used when describing Amazons Cloud Computing offerings, but often the difference is not clear. The aim of this post is to explain the differences. Starting […]
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Integrating Amazon Lex with Amazon Lambda – Instinctive Language in the Cloud

Amazon announced in a blog post on April 19 that they had made their natural language tool, Amazon Lex, generally available. First of all, Amazon Lex is – according to the Amazon website – “a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text.” Lex provides natural language understanding and speech recognition; […]
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Functions as a Service (FaaS) – A New Cloud Computing Model

Cloud computing is often divided into three models: IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), and PaaS (Platform as a Service). FaaS (Functions as a Service) is the new kid in town. Cloud Models IaaS is a cloud model where the provider supplies a complete infrastructure: virtual machines, virtual networks and potentially […]
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New Year’s Resolution: Back Up Your Data

Two years ago I wrote about backing up your personal data using cloud services, and specifically using Amazon’s Glacier service. I’m writing this post a couple of weeks after New Year’s Day, a time of year to think about getting into better habits. Let’s take another look at this. Some simple commands that you learn […]
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Cloud Service Models: What is IaaS?

Cloud computing has become a widely adopted model for IT infrastructure environments. It is defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as follows: “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can […]
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