Cloud Computing Training

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Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
Yes, we provide Cloud consulting services.
Yes, group discounts are provided.

Course Description

 
Every few years, a major shift in computing and Information Technology strategy comes along. One of the latest such innovations is Cloud Computing. Part technology innovation and part financial strategy, Cloud Computing holds tremendous potential for organizations of all shapes and sizes. This course provides foundational knowledge in Cloud Computing components, foundational technologies, architecture, design, and business value. Attendees are provided with a broad survey of Cloud Computing concepts and given an opportunity to explore Cloud from multiple angles. Concepts are reinforced through analysis of real world case studies and group discussion.
Course Length: 1 Days
Course Tuition: $450 (US)

Prerequisites

There are no formal knowledge pre-requisites

Course Outline

 

1. The Rise of the Cloud
  Objectives
Where did Cloud Computing originate?
Cloud Computing
Wikipedia Entry
Five Attributes of Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing Examples
The Cloud Computing Spectrum
Understanding by Analogy
What is so special about Cloud?
Synergy is Powerful
Moving to the cloud
By the Numbers
Summary
 
 
2. Cloud Computing Value Proposition
  Objectives
Why does Cloud matter?
Cloud Value Proposition
Cloud Value Business Case #1
Cloud Value Business Case #2
Cloud Value Business Case #3
Cloud Value Business Case #4
Cloud Business Cases
Do Clouds Compute?
1. Select Expected Benefits
2. Identify applicable cost scenario
3. Calculate initial, simple return
4. Calculate returns for on-going usage
Summary
 
 
3. Cloud Computing Components
  Objectives
The Cloud Computing Stack
Cloud Computing Components
Tightly Coupled Enterprise
Breaking the Silos
Understanding SOA
Applying SOA to the Cloud
Cloud Computing without SOA
Cloud Component - Virtualization
Applying Virtualization to the Cloud
Cloud Component - SaaS
Applying SaaS to the Cloud
Web 2.0 Should I upgrade?
Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0
Applying Web 2.0 to the Cloud
Summary
 
 
4. Categorizing Clouds
  Objectives
Consider the kind of cloud
Cloud Scope Public clouds
Cloud Scope Private clouds
Cloud Scope Hybrid clouds
Discussing Cloud Scope
Cloud Types
Discussing Cloud Types
Intersection of Scope & Type
Cloud Role
Discussing Cloud Categories
Summary
 
 
5. Real World Case Study Analysis
  Objectives
Case Study - Amazon
Amazon EC2 Value
Discussing Amazon
Case Study TuneCore
TuneCore s Value
Discussing TuneCore
Case Study Salesforce.com
Salesforce.com Value
Discussing SalesForce
Case Study Google Apps
Google Apps Value
Discussing Google
Case Study Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes Value
Discussing Pitney Bowes
Summary
 
 
6. Cloud Risks and Risk Mitigation
  Objectives
Failure-As-A-Service
Service Reliability
Service Quality
Secure Cloud Calling
Problem Resolution
Data Back-up
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Provisioning
The Scale of Scale
Financial Management
Managing Service Levels
Redundancy / Failover
Vendor Lock-In
Liability
Security
Identifying Cloud-ready Solutions
Governing Cloud Services
Business alignment
Asset Ownership
Contract-driven Services
Financial Management and Tracking
Governance and Risk Mitigation
Some Best Practices
Summary 1/2
Summary 2/2
 
 
7. Adopting Your Very Own Cloud
  Objectives
How can my organization explore Cloud?
Cloud Adoption Best Practices
Cloud Adoption Phase 1
1. Identify your business drivers
2. Get Educated
3. Articulate a Value Proposition
4. Define one or more scenarios
Cloud Adoption Phase 1
Cloud Adoption Phase 2
5. Produce a Road Map
6. Gain Stakeholder Buy-in
Cloud Adoption Phase 2
Cloud Adoption Phase 3
7. Establish Governance
8. Invest in Infrastructure
9. Cloud Pilot
Scoping the Pilot Project
Pilot Project Scope (cont d)
10. Enterprise Roll-out
Start small and grow incrementally
Summary 
 

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