Migrating to The Cloud

8m 45s

Lesson Description 

This module looks at the relationship between the cloud, DevOps and Agile ways of working, reflecting on the importance of the right application mindset and practices, before identifying the key considerations for migrating services to the cloud. 

Learning Objectives 

The objectives of this lesson are to provide you with and understanding of: 

  • what DevOps is and the importance of the right development mindset. 
  • the role DevOps and cloud computing play in business transformation and their link to agile ways of working. 
  • the primary technical security implications and controls for cloud computing. 
  • the key stages to migrate services in the cloud. 
  • the primary considerations for keeping cloud services up to date. 

Intended Audience 

The lesson is aimed at anybody who needs a basic understanding of what the cloud is, how it works, and the important considerations for using it. 


Although not essential, before you complete this lesson it would be helpful if you have a basic understanding of server hardware components and what a data center is.  


We welcome all feedback and suggestions - please contact us at qa.elearningadmin@qa.com to let us know what you think. 

About the Author
Daniel Ives, opens in a new tab
Head of Learning - Cloud and Principal Technologist – Amazon Web Services
Learning paths

Daniel Ives has worked in the IT industry since leaving university in 1992, holding roles including support, analysis, development, project management and training.  He has worked predominantly with Windows and uses a variety of programming languages and databases.

Daniel has been training full-time since 2001 and with QA since the beginning of 2006.

Daniel has been involved in the creation of numerous courses, the tailoring of courses and the design and delivery of graduate training programs for companies in the logistics, finance and public sectors.

Previous major projects with QA include Visual Studio pre-release events around Europe on behalf of Microsoft, providing input and advice to Microsoft at the beta stage of development of several of their .NET courses.

In industry, Daniel was involved in the manufacturing and logistics areas. He built a computer simulation of a £20million manufacturing plant during construction to assist in equipment purchasing decisions and chaired a performance measurement and enhancement project which resulted in a 2% improvement in delivery performance (on time and in full).