Training Cloud Computing Overview: Evaluating the Opportunities – 1 day

Class overview :

As cloud computing becomes a viable IT solution, increasing numbers of organizations are evaluating how they can benefit from cloud computing technologies.


Class goals :

  • Comparing and contrasting the available delivery models of cloud computing
  • Evaluating the benefits of cloud products, including, Microsoft Azure, Google, and Amazon EC2
  • Deploying Software as a Service (SaaS) to optimize productivity and collaboration
  • Leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS) to streamline application deployment
  • Examining the cost benefits of deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Integrating multivendor cloud products and services

Content of Cloud Computing Overview: Evaluating the Opportunities

Cloud Computing: Defining a New Strategy for IT Delivery

Exploring the cloud computing landscape

  • Defining cloud computing
  • The benefits of cloud computing
  • Cloud computing components

Cloud computing delivery models

  • Analyzing the types of clouds: public, private, hybrid, community
  • Layering cloud services to create a coherent architecture

Integrating Software as a Service (SaaS) for Maximum Business Impact

Defining SaaS

  • Exploiting access anywhere software
  • Exploring best practices of the SaaS delivery model

Benefitting from SaaS

  • Minimizing administration costs
  • Improving productivity and collaboration
  • Replacing capital investments with pay-per-use

Live, in-class demonstrations

  • Capturing, analyzing and presenting data in real time with SaaS
  • Managing customer relationships with

Improving Application Delivery with Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Employing PaaS

  • Leveraging off-premise execution platforms
  • Instantaneous provisioning
  • Achieving transparent application scalability
  • Exploiting prepackaged configurations with Windows Azure and the Google App Engine

Live, in-class demonstrations

  • Deploying applications to the Google App Engine for dynamic scalability
  • Hosting ASP.NET data-driven applications in the Windows Azure cloud

Achieving Organizational Agility with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Implementing IaaS

  • Leveraging on-demand servers
  • Eliminating software license costs with preconfigured servers
  • Migrating existing machine images to the cloud
  • Cost-effective, scalable and reliable data storage with Amazon Simple Storage Solution (S3)

Minimizing risk to your organization

  • Immediate response to market demands
  • Elastically scaling infrastructure capacity to meet organizational demands
  • Evaluating operating systems and software with pay-per-use

Live, in-class demonstration

  • Instantaneous server provisioning with Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2)

Examining Potential Barriers to Adopting the Cloud

Highlighting security implications in the cloud

  • Analyzing security concerns
  • Maintaining privacy of proprietary data
  • Achieving acceptable reliability and service-level agreements

Maintaining business continuity

  • Avoiding vendor lock-in
  • Exploiting multiple cloud providers for cross-platform interoperability
  • Evaluating the impact on employee skill requirements

Live, in-class demonstration

  • Integrating the best of cloud vendor offerings into one customized solution

Moving Forward to Cloud Adoption

Taking the next steps to implement cloud computing in your organization

  • Building a business case
  • Selecting a pilot project

Forecasting the cloud

  • Tracking cloud trends and vendor solutions
  • Monitoring emerging standards and regulations

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, …


Rue Beeckmans, 53
1180 Bruxelles

Tel : +32 2 412 04 10
Fax : +32 2 412 04 19
Gsm : +32 485 212 722
Email :


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s