IBM Cloud Academic User Group

Key Bookmarks for the Academic User

By Appy Ayyagari posted Tue October 20, 2020 11:44 AM


Getting started with IBM Cloud 

veryone's path is a bit different and it can be hard to know where to start. That's why we created this list of top resources to help you on your journey. Here are some links we think will help you get started: 

Unpacking cloud computing

IaaS, PaaS, CaaS, FaaS?  So many acronyms! We get it, there's a fair number of them, and everything seems to be sold 'as a Service'. To help you with the translation of some key acronyms, here's a little refresher:
  • IaaS = Infrastructure as a Service
  • PaaS = Platform as a Service
  • CaaS = Containers as a Service
  • FaaS = Function as a Service
Now, how do you know which 'aaS' options to use and when? Take a look at this article, When to use IaaS, FaaS, PaaS, and CaaS. It gives you a visual tour through all four solutions and covers the basics of who needs them, when to use them and how you can maximize the benefits of each.

Frequently used general resources

In addition to the specific resources above, there are some general ones we recommend you bookmark for easy reference:
  • IBM Cloud Documentation
  • Get productive in no time by familiarizing yourself with the IBM Cloud console and its latest features.
  • IBM Cloud Learn Hub
  • Broaden your expertise in cloud technologies, concepts and methods with this educational learning hub. 
  • Code Patterns
  • Build smarter using with complete solutions to the most common use case problems developers face.
The Technical Library for Developers
Are you participating in Call for Code? We hope so! Check out this technical library for developer starter kits. You'll find technical resources, code patterns and more to help you take on the world’s greatest challenges.
The IBM Academic Initiative
Have you heard of the IBM Academic Initiative? This initiative gives faculty, students and researchers access to IBM tools, courses and resources they need to learn, grow and create the next great thing



Tue January 19, 2021 12:16 PM

Great information...!

Thu January 07, 2021 04:18 AM

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