The cloud is another year older but ambiguity still lingers around what the cloud actually is and what it does. Built-in-the-cloud companies like Facebook, Netflix and Dropbox have popularized massively scalable and shareable applications that are easy to navigate and consume. They’ve created the gold standard for accessing software and growing a business on the cloud.
A lot has changed in the cloud industry in the five years since Rackspace launched CloudU, its free vendor-neutral cloud education program for IT professionals, business decision-makers and students. One of the most significant changes is how we talk about the cloud. CloudU has taught learners around the world how to “talk the talk” in the cloud computing world. As one learner put it, “[now] we can now tell our PaaS from our IaaS!”
As web applications, connected devices and the Internet of Things become more prominent, cloud computing has seeped into our personal and professional lives. But if you’re not savvy with system administration or computer programming languages, “the cloud” can be a confusing, abstract concept. If you fall in this camp, fear not – we’ve relaunched Cloud University, aka CloudU, to help you sharpen your cloud knowledge.
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