Cloud Computing Workshop Training

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Yes, this class can be tailored to meet your specific training needs.
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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. 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. Moving beyond the fundamentals of Cloud, this workshop also explores the technical underpinnings of the Cloud, including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Virtualization, Web 2.0, and Software as a Service (SaaS), all from a Cloud Computing perspective. This core background and detailed investigation will provided attendees with an understanding of the internal workings of Cloud environments as well as the external interface that is typically examined. This course provides a hands-on, workshop environment to enable project teams to explore Cloud 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, group discussion, as well as collaborative group-based exercises designed to put these concepts into practice.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $1090 (US)

Prerequisites

No formal knowledge or skill requirements

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?
Select Expected Benefits
Identify applicable cost scenario
Calculate initial, simple return
Calculate returns for on-going usage
Summary
 
 
3. Cloud Computing Myths
  Objectives
Myth #1: Cloud = Virtualization
Myth #2: Cloud = Grid
Myth #3: Cloud = SAAS
Myth #4: Cloud = SOA
Myth #5: Cloud = Security Risk
Summary 1/2
Summary 2/2
 
 
4. 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
 
 
5. 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
 
 
6. 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
 
 
7. 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
 
 
8. Cloud Standards
  Objectives
What Exactly Are We Standardizing?
Standardizing on a Definition
Simple Concept, Difficult Implementation
Turf Wars
Other Groups Defining Standards
Let the Market Decide
Standardization is Restrictive not Creative
Fostering Creativity
Survival of the Fittest
The Simple View
Standards to Date
Building Cloud Solutions Today
Advice #1 Build on Proven Standards
Advice #2 Focus on Solid Design
Advice #3 Good Standards Take Time
Review 1 / 2
Review 2 / 2
 
 
9. Cloud Computing Infrastructure
  Objectives
Does It Really Matter?
Cloud Infrastructure Categories
Understanding Virtualization
Cloud Management
Controllers and Agents
More Cloud Management Strategies
Abstracted Networking
Abstracted Computing
Abstracted Storage
Pulling it all together
Eucalyptus Overview
Management Platform
Management Controllers
Eucalyptus Storage
Summary
 
 
10. Looking Under the Cloud Hood
  Objectives
Amazon Cloud Overview
Working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Building an Amazon Cloud Service
Google Cloud Overview
Google Cloud Storage
Working with the Google App Engine
Building a Google App
Microsoft Azure Overview
Working with Windows Azure
Building an Azure Cloud Service
Summary
 
 
11. Cloud Services
  Objectives
Objects, components, services
When do I need a service?
Defining Services
Service Communication Analogy
Three Key Service Questions
Connecting the Dots
Anatomy of a Service
Service Actors
Service Layering
Cloud Computing
Understanding by Analogy
Moving to the cloud
You Need an Architecture
All Squares are Rectangles
Cloud Without SOA
Cloud With SOA
Review
 
 
12. Cloud Computing Sanity Check
  Objectives
The Cloud Shift
Adapting to a Broader Market
Before You Leap to the Cloud
Cloud Sanity Check #1
Cloud Sanity Check #2
Cloud Sanity Check #3
Cloud Sanity Check #4
Summary
 
 
13. Adopting Your Very Own Cloud
  Objectives
How can my organization explore Cloud?
Cloud Adoption Best Practices
Cloud Adoption Phase 1
Identify your business drivers
Get Educated
Articulate a Value Proposition
Define one or more scenarios
Cloud Adoption Phase 1
Cloud Adoption Phase 2
Produce a Road Map
Gain Stakeholder Buy-in
Cloud Adoption Phase 2
Cloud Adoption Phase 3
Establish Governance
Invest in Infrastructure
Cloud Pilot
Scoping the Pilot Project
Pilot Project Scope (cont d)
Enterprise Roll-out
Start small and grow incrementally
Summary 
 

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