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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.

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Class goals :

  • Comparing and contrasting the available delivery models of cloud computing
  • Evaluating the benefits of cloud products, including Salesforce.com, 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 Salesforce.com

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, …

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1180 Bruxelles

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Training Cloud First: Overview, Strategies and Options for Government IT Managers – 1 day

Class overview :

As the world’s largest consumer of information technology, the United States government encounters barriers to achieving optimum productivity and efficiency. Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery.

Class goals :

  • Evaluating cloud computing technologies to improve government service delivery
  • Applying light technology and shared solutions for improved operational efficiency
  • Selecting the best cloud deployment model to meet requirements
  • Aligning cloud solutions with project requirements to identify first movers
  • Examining potential barriers and pitfalls to government cloud adoption
  • Analyzing government-wide initiatives to illustrate successful cloud implementations

Content of Cloud First: Overview, Strategies and Options for Government IT Managers

Cloud Computing Initiative: Defining a New Strategy for Government IT

Exploring the cloud computing landscape

  • Business case for the Cloud-first policy
  • Mapping agency priorities to cloud attributes

Analyzing cloud computing delivery models

  • Public
  • Private
  • Hybrid
  • Community
  • Layering cloud services to create a coherent architecture

Achieving System Agility with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Implementing IaaS for operational efficiency

  • Improving infrastructure procurement lead time
  • Cost-effective, scalable and reliable data storage with Amazon Simple Storage Solution (S3)
  • Immediate response to dynamic system requirements
  • Auto-scaling infrastructure capacity to handle unpredictable demands

Federal, state and local agency case studies

  • Computing intensive tasks with hundreds of servers at minimal cost
  • Hosting a scalable Web application with Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2)

Integrating Software as a Service (SaaS) to Lower the Cost of Government Operations

Benefiting from SaaS

  • Exploring best practices of the SaaS delivery model
  • Minimizing administration costs
  • Improving productivity and collaboration
  • Replacing capital investments with pay-per-use

Federal, state and local agency case studies

  • Implementing a SaaS vulnerability assessment system to reduce costs and increase security
  • Managing and maintaining customer relationships with Salesforce.com

Selecting the Right Cloud Deployment Model

Leveraging public clouds

  • Enabling shared solutions for reduced cost and increased efficiency
  • Choosing a public cloud vendor
  • Identifying the right services to move to the cloud

Implementing private clouds

  • Determining when a private cloud is required
  • Deciding on a private cloud architecture

Federal, state and local agency case studies

  • Improving resource utilization with private clouds
  • Leveraging public clouds for Federal systems

Improving Application Delivery with Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Leveraging PaaS to simplify deployment

  • Employing 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

Evaluating Potential Barriers to Adopting the Cloud

Security implications in the cloud

  • Complying with FISMA requirements
  • Achieving acceptable reliability and service-level agreements
  • Aligning security requirements with cloud solutions
  • Assessing cloud vendors authorized by FedRAMP

Building a strong governance foundation

  • Establishing cloud computing standards
  • Changing to a pay-per-use procurement model
  • Evaluating the impact on employee skill requirements
  • Best practices for government cloud services procurement

Live, in-class demonstration

  • Investigating FISMA certified vendors

Moving Forward to Cloud Adoption

  • Conducting a cloud-based alternatives analysis
  • Selecting services for cloud migration
  • Determining first movers
  • Identifying a pilot project
  • Creating a decision framework for your agency
  • Streamlining RFP processes to relevant cloud services

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, …

PIXYSTREE SCS

Rue Beeckmans, 53
1180 Bruxelles

Tel : +32 2 412 04 10
Fax : +32 2 412 04 19
Gsm : +32 485 212 722
Email : selossej@pixystree.com

http://www.pixystree.com

Training Agile Methods Overview – 1 day

Class overview :

The course provides an overview of the leading agile methods and techniques which are currently being used in I.T. and non-I.T. project environments. The fundamentals of what ‘agile’ really is and how it works are explained by describing and contrasting several methods such as DSDM Atern, Lean, XP and Scrum.

Class goals :

To give delegates a solid understanding of agile approaches and where they fit in relation to typical project structures. It will enable them to understand how and when to apply them by outlining what each approach is aiming to achieve for each project role.

Content of Agile Methods Overview

A brief history of agile

The fundamentals of agile

How do you work in an agile way?

What agile approaches are available?

Where do they fit with respect to:

  • Governance
  • Project Management
  • Product Delivery

Detailed comparison of each approach:

  • Products
  • Roles
  • Techniques
  • Ethos

Moving to agile – what is the best way?

The 10 golden rules for agile success

Agile Methods Overview
Training Agile Methods Overview

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, …

Training Unix Technical Overview – 1 day

Class overview :

This Unix training course is designed to give delegates an overview of the various versions of UNIX available. It is technically orientated to enable staff at all levels to have an appreciation of what UNIX is, and the various features available with the different versions..

The delegates will practise:

  • What UNIX is
  • The History of UNIX from Version 7 and the Various Versions Available
  • OSF/2 POSIX SVR4 Standards
  • Features of the UNIX Operating System
  • UNIX Networking Features
  • What a Process is and how Processes are Controlled
  • Standard Utilities Available with UNIX
  • Applications Available
  • The System Administrator

Class goals :

This UNIX Technical Overview course will provide the delegate with a technical understanding of the UNIX Operating System, from its general structure to its Networking capabilities..

Content of Unix Technical Overview

What is UNIX?

  • The UNIX Kernel
  • What is the Shell?
  • Different Shells Available

History of UNIX

  • Version 7 to SVR4 (System 5 Release 4)

UNIX Standards

  • OSF/1 and OSF/2
  • POSIX Standards
  • SVR4 Standards

Features of UNIX

  • Built in Functions
  • Applications for Users and Programmers

UNIX Networking

  • UUCP
  • TCP/IP
  • NFS (Yellow Pages)
  • NIS and NIS+

Processes and Background Jobs

  • Controlling processes in UNIX
  • Background Jobs
  • CRON and AT

UNIX Applications

  • Editors
  • Programmers Tools
  • System Start-up and Control

UNIX System Administrator

  • The Function and Responsibilities of a System Administrator
Unix Technical Overview
Training Unix Technical Overview

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, …

Training VMware VSphere 5: Overview – 1 day

Class overview :

This hands-on training course introduces the most compelling features of VMware vSphere® 5, which is the foundational component of the cloud infrastructure suite of software from VMware®. This course demonstrates vSphere features that help reduce your IT costs while improving efficiency, availability, scalability, flexibility, and manageability.

Class goals :

By the end of the course, you will be able to explain vSphere 5.0 storage, network, and virtualization concepts and have hands-on experience with the following:

  • Using the VMware vSphere® Client™ to deploy and manage virtual machines
  • Using VMware vSphere® vMotion® to migrate live virtual machines
  • Using vSphere Storage vMotion to migrate live virtual machine data
  • Configuring ESXi clusters to automatically balance virtual machine workloads
  • Hierarchically allocating CPU and memory resources to specific business functions
  • Using vCenter Server alarms and performance graphs to actively monitor the datacenter

Content of VMware vSphere 5: Overview

Course Introduction

  • Understand the course goals
  • Understand the course objectives
  • Become familiar with the course outline

Virtual Infrastructure Overview

  • Describe server virtualization concepts
  • Identify vSphere components, including vCenter Server, ESXi,and the vSphere Client
  • View and describe virtual network and storage components
  • Learn to use the vSphere Client management interface

Creating Virtual Machines

  • Describe virtual machine virtual hardware components
  • Create and use templates to deploy virtual machines
  • Describe the functionality and benefits of installing VMware Tools on virtual machines
  • Automate guest operating system customization

Allocating Compute Resources to Business Functions

  • Describe CPU and memory resource management techniques used in ESXi
  • Use virtual machine resource controls to allocate CPU and memory resources
  • Use resources pools to hierarchically allocate CPU and memory resources

Migrating Virtual Machines

  • Describe the operation and benefits of vMotion and Storage vMotion
  • Use vMotion to migrate a live virtual machine
  • Use Storage vMotion to migrate a live virtual machine’s data

Balancing Virtual Machine Workloads

  • Describe the operation and scalability benefits of vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
  • Configure a DRS cluster and resource pools
  • Describe the operation and scalability benefits of Storage DRS
  • Configure a Storage DRS cluster
  • Describe the operation and cost benefits of vSphere Distributed Power Management

Monitoring the Virtual Datacenter

  • Describe vCenter Server monitoring capabilities, including performance graphs and alarms
  • Use performance graphs to monitor ESXi hosts
  • Configure ESXi host and virtual machine alarms

High Availability and Fault Tolerance

  • Describe the operation and availability benefits of vSphere High vailability
  • Configure a vSphere HA cluster
  • Describe the operation and availability benefits of VMware Fault Tolerance
  • Configure a virtual machine for fault tolerance

Extending VMware vSphere Capabilities

  • Discuss how different VMware products and features work together to reduce the costs and improve the efficiency, availability, flexibility, and manageability of your datacenter
VMware VSphere 5
Training VMware VSphere 5

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, …