Training Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction – 3 days

Class overview :

Cloud computing is revolutionizing all aspects of IT, including hardware, operating systems and applications. Faced with a rapidly changing business environment, organizations are under pressure to respond with a flexible IT infrastructure and applications.

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Class goals :

  • Thoroughly assess the architectures, components, operation and tools of cloud computing
  • Leverage cloud vendors, including Force.com, Microsoft Azure, Google and Amazon, for business advantage
  • Exploit Software as a Service (SaaS) to optimize cost and resources
  • Create, deploy and secure applications and services with Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Commission a computing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus
  • Design a cloud implementation strategy that minimizes the risk for your organization

Content of Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction

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

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …

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