This learning path has been designed to help businesses and organizations understand the benefits of cloud technology to business, if a strategic decision to move to the cloud is the right choice and to provide the logical steps and points of consideration when doing so up to the point and including planning for a cloud migration strategy plan.
It covers Cloud from the very start, defining what cloud computing is to help ascertain if this technology would provide positive benefits to the business. We look at 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 this learning path will provide you the key information required to be able to answer the question of, 'Should your business move to the cloud?' by diving into benefits of cloud technology to business and constraints.
Cloud migration is not purely a technical aspect with technical changes, this brings a change to the whole business and so we also focus on how cloud adoption affects the internal business operations across the 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 compiling your cloud migration strategy plan which involves time management, security, vendor selection, service readiness and new designs to name but a few.
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- May 16, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
Learning Path Steps
This course provides an introduction to Cloud Computing and its key concepts, deployment models, and service models.
Knowledge Check: What is Cloud Computing?
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.
Knowledge Check: Should Your Business Move to the Cloud?
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.
Knowledge Check: Internal Business Effects in the Cloud
This course has been designed to highlight the benefits and considerations related to cloud migration processes.
Knowledge Check: Cloud Migration Strategy Considerations
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Final Exam: Benefits of Cloud Technology - Getting Started with Migration
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 center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.
To date, Stuart has created 80+ courses relating to Cloud, mostly within the AWS category and 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.