Cloud Computing Industrial Training

 

Introduction to Cloud Computing

Defining cloud computing

  1. Components of a computing cloud
  2. Differentiating types of clouds: public, private and hybrid

Delivering services from the cloud

  1. Categorizing service types
  2. Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others

Adopting the Cloud

Key drivers of cloud computing solutions

  1. Instantaneous provisioning of computing resources
  2. Tapping into an infinite storage capacity
  3. Cost-effective pay-as-you-use billing models

Evaluating barriers to cloud computing

  1. Handling sensitive data
  2. Aspects of cloud security
  3. Assessing governance solutions

Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)

Characterizing SaaS

  1. Streamlining administration with centralized installation
  2. Optimizing cost and performance with scale on demand

Comparing service scenarios

  1. Improving collaboration with business productivity tools
  2. Simplifying business process creation by integrating existing components

Inspecting SaaS technologies

  1. Deploying web applications
  2. Implementing web services: SOAP and REST
  3. Choosing a development platform

Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS

  1. Specifying the components of PaaS
  2. Analyzing vendor PaaS provisions
  3. Selecting an appropriate implementation

Building services with solution stacks

  1. Evaluating the architecture of vendor-specific platforms
  2. Becoming familiar with service platform tools

Managing cloud storage

  1. Controlling unstructured data in the cloud
  2. Deploying relational databases in the cloud
  3. Improving data availability

Employing support services

  1. Testing in the cloud
  2. Monitoring cloud-based services
  3. Analyzing portability across platforms

Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Enabling technologies

  1. Scalable server clusters
  2. Achieving transparency with platform virtualization
  3. Elastic storage devices

Accessing IaaS

  1. Provisioning servers on demand
  2. Handling dynamic and static IP addresses
  3. Tools and support for management and monitoring

Deploying a Private Cloud

  1. Leveraging an existing infrastructure
  2. Comparing OpenStack and Eucalyptus
  3. Managing resources across teams and departments
  4. Integrating with public clouds

Building a Business Case

Calculating the financial implications

  1. Comparing in-house facilities to the cloud
  2. Estimating economic factors downstream

Preserving business continuity

  1. Selecting appropriate service-level agreements
  2. Safeguarding access to assets in the cloud
  3. Security, availability and disaster recovery strategies

Migrating to the cloud

  1. Rearchitecting applications for the cloud
  2. Integrating the cloud with existing applications
  3. Selecting a vendor and avoiding vendor lock-in

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