Benefits of Cloud Technology for Business: Getting Started With Migration

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Description

This learning path has been designed to help you understand the benefits of cloud technology and if a strategic decision to move to the cloud is the right choice for your business or organization. It also provides the logical steps for doing so and various points to consider when planning to migrate to the cloud.

You'll learn what cloud computing is and gain the necessary insights to ascertain if this technology would provide positive benefits to your organization. As you move through the learning path, you'll also explore different deployment and service models, along with key cloud concepts and some use cases for cloud technology.

Cloud migration is a huge step for any business and so the main goal of this learning path is to provide you the key information required to be able to answer the question, 'Should my business move to the cloud?'

Cloud migration is not purely a technical challenge, it can also impact the way the whole business works and so we also focus on how cloud adoption can affect internal operations across an organization. This aspect is sometimes overlooked and the full impact is not truly understood from a business point of view. We look at how the business dynamics are affected and how changes affect your employees. There are also important contractual business obligations that need to be addressed, along with any cloud migration risks.

Finally, we provide a number of considerations you must take into account prior to performing your live cloud migration. These points will form a good foundation when putting together your cloud migration strategy plan, which should involve time management, security, vendor selection, service readiness, and new designs, to name just a few!

If you have feedback about this learning path, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a clear understanding of what cloud computing is, its benefits, and key concepts
  • Understand the benefits and constraints of migrating to the cloud
  • Learn which stakeholders would be impacted by a move to the cloud
  • Learn how a migration to the cloud can affect teams and processes within an organization
  • Get a comprehensive understanding of how to create a cloud migration strategy

Intended Audience

This learning path is perfect for IT professionals or management staff who are considering migrating their IT infrastructure to the cloud.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this learning path, you should have a basic understanding of cloud computing and its core concepts, as well as a high-level understanding of how business organizations function at an operational level.

Updates

  • May 16, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam

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Learning Path Steps

1courses

This course provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and its key concepts, deployment models, and service models.

2exam-filled

Knowledge Check: What is Cloud Computing?

3courses

This course will help you determine if the cloud is a good fit for your business by looking at the benefits, constraints and use cases of cloud computing.

4exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Should Your Business Move to the Cloud?

5courses

This course looks at the different areas of your organization and helps give you visibility on how a cloud migration will affect it from a business perspective.

6exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Internal Business Effects in the Cloud

7courses

This course has been designed to highlight the benefits and considerations related to cloud migration processes.

8exam-filled

Knowledge Check: Cloud Migration Strategy Considerations

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Final Exam: Benefits of Cloud Technology - Getting Started with Migration

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 90+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

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.