The course is part of these learning paths
Cloud Computing Defined
Cloud Use Cases
How Data Center architecture is reflected in the Cloud
With a wide range of Cloud courses already available at a deep technical level, this course is aimed as an introduction to those, looking at Cloud Computing from the perspective of a beginner who may have no previous experience of the topic at all.
Before implementing or adopting Cloud technology you will want to have an understanding of what it is exactly and what options you have when thinking about your deployment. This course covers a wide range of Cloud Computing topics areas providing you with a solid foundation of understanding.
We will start by looking at what Cloud Computing is and its definition before breaking this down to understand what that definition means. We will look at the different deployment models such as Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds before digging into what actually makes a Cloud a Cloud. Here we break down the Cloud model by looking at its key concepts and characteristics that make it so appealing to a wide range of organizations and individuals.
This course also looks at the different service models of Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) providing examples and differences between each.
With all of these different deployment and service options, this course looks at ways other organizations are utilizing the Cloud with some common use cases that you may be familiar with.
Lastly, an overview is given on how typical on-premise data center solutions are reflected within the Cloud. Some people may already be aware of these solutions but are unsure of how certain infrastructure such as networks is architected from a Cloud Computing perspective. As well as networking we will also look at Storage and compute (server) resources and how these are deployed in comparison to on-premise solutions.
The key learning objectives of this course will enable to student to have:
• A clear definition of what Cloud Computing is
• A comprehensive understanding of Cloud Computing
• An understanding of Cloud Computing benefits and key concepts
• An understanding on when and where to use it using the appropriate industry models
This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about Cloud Computing, and that may have NO or very little of it knowledge of it currently. It’s for those of you who are looking to learn more about the Cloud to decide if it's something you want to adopt within your business, or those of you that may be seeking a career move and want to learn the foundation of Cloud principles, then this course is certainly for you.
• Beginners to Cloud Computing
• Business Managers
• A basic understanding of server hardware components
• A basic understanding of what a Data Center is
This Course Includes
• 35 minutes of high-definition video
• 8 Lessons
• Links to key documentation by Public Cloud providers
What You'll Learn
Lesson: Introduction - This lesson provides an introduction to the trainer and covers the intended audience. We will also look at what lessons are included in the course and what you will gain as a student from attending the course.
Lesson: What is Cloud Computing? - Following this lesson the student will be able to explain what Cloud Computing is and the underlying technology that its based upon, virtualization. The student will also be aware of the primary resources of the Cloud: Compute, Storage and Network.
Lesson: Cloud Deployment Models - Following this lesson the student will know the different deployment models available and will be able to give an understanding and distinction between Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds.
Lesson: Key Cloud Concepts - Following this lesson the student will be able to describe what makes a Cloud a Cloud and what its key characteristics and concepts are.
Lesson: Cloud Service Models - Following this lessons the student will be able to explain what Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) are and the differences between them.
Lesson: Common use cases of Cloud Computing - Following this lesson the student will have a comprehensive understanding of the different use cases cloud computing can have.
Lesson: How Data Center architecture is reflected in the Cloud - Following this lesson the student will understand how typical on premise infrastructure is architected differently within the Cloud.
Lesson: Key Points - This lesson will review all of the key points of the previous lesson.
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Hello and welcome to the final lecture within this course, which will recap some of the main points at a high level that I raised throughout the previous lectures. And within these lectures, we learned that cloud computing is a remote virtual pool of on-demand shared resources offering compute, storage, database, and network services that can be rapidly deployed at scale. Cloud computing is based on virtualized technology. Typical cloud foundational resources fall under the categories of compute, storage, database, and network. And there are three main cloud deployment models, these being public, private, and hybrid. The main concepts of cloud computing are on-demand, scalability, economies of scale, flexibility, growth, utility-based metering, shared infrastructure, highly available, and security as shared responsibility. And there are three main cloud service models, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, and software as a service.
And there are a number of different use cases for cloud computing, and among them are migration of production services, traffic bursting, backup and disaster recovery, web hosting, test and development environments, proof of concepts, and big data and data manipulation. That has now brought me to the end of this lecture and to the end of this course. I hope you now have a greater understanding of what cloud computing is and how it can be used, deployed, and the benefits it offers offer a typical data center deployment. If you have any feedback on this course, positive or negative, please contact us by sending an email to email@example.com. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and good luck with your continued learning of cloud computing. Thank you.
About the Author
Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.
To date Stuart has created over 40 courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance
He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.
In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.
Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.