Cloud Computing Online Training

Cloud Computing Online Training Course Content

Introduction to Cloud Computing
Defining cloud computing
Components of a computing cloud
Differentiating types of clouds: public, private, hybrid

Delivering services from the cloud
Categorizing service types
Comparing vendor cloud products: Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others

Adopting the Cloud
Key drivers of cloud computing solutions
Instantaneous provisioning of computing resources
Handling varied loads with elasticity and seamless scalability
Tapping into an infinite storage capacity
Cost-effective pay-as-you-use billing models

Evaluating barriers to cloud computing
Handling sensitive data
Aspects of cloud security
Assessing governance solutions

Exploiting Software as a Service (SaaS)
Characterizing SaaS
Minimizing the need for local hardware and software
Streamlining administration with centralized installation and updates
Optimizing cost and performance with the ability to scale on demand

Comparing service scenarios
Improving collaboration with business productivity tools
Simplifying business process creation by integrating existing components

Inspecting SaaS technologies
Deploying Web applications
Implementing Web services: SOAP, REST
Choosing a development platform

Delivering Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Exploring the technical foundation for PaaS
Specifying the components of PaaS
Analyzing vendor PaaS provisions
Selecting an appropriate implementation

Building services with solution stacks
Evaluating the architecture of vendor specific platforms
Becoming familiar with service platform tools
Leveraging the power of scalable middleware

Managing cloud storage
Controlling unstructured data in the cloud
Deploying relational databases in the cloud
Improving data availability

Employing support services
Testing in the cloud
Monitoring cloud-based services
Analyzing portability across platforms

Deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Enabling technologies
Scalable server clusters
Achieving transparency with platform virtualization
Elastic storage devices

Accessing IaaS
Provisioning servers on demand
Handling dynamic and static IP addresses
Tools and support for management and monitoring

Building a Business Case
Calculating the financial implications
Analyzing current and future computing requirements
Comparing in-house facilities to the cloud
Estimating economic factors downstream

Preserving business continuity
Selecting appropriate service-level agreements
Safeguarding access to assets in the cloud
Security, availability and disaster recovery strategies

Migrating to the Cloud
Technical considerations
Rearchitecting applications for the cloud
Integrating the cloud with existing applications
Avoiding vendor lock-in

Planning the migration
Incremental vs
one-step solution
Selecting a vendor
Establishing staff skill requirements