Course 760:
Overview of Cloud Technology

(1 day)


Course Description

This is a one-day, interactive briefing targeted towards a high-level executive audience. The course starts out by enumerating the business benefits of cloud computing, and explaining why cloud computing services can be both superior and more cost-effective than in-house counterparts. We then examine the different type of services that are available. There will be a series of demos highlighting the three main cloud computing providers: Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. We will finish with a discussion of mixed and hybrid cloud scenarios followed by some time for Q&A.

Learning Objectives

  • Enumerate the business benefits of cloud computing
  • Examine the main players in cloud computing
  • Demonstrate examples of infrastructure, platform, data, and software as services
  • Answer your cloud computing questions

Detailed Session Agenda

  • Why Cloud-Computing: The Business Case
    • Performance
    • Scalability
    • Elasticity
    • Fault Tolerance
    • High Availability
    • Security
    • Lower Cost
  • Cloud Services
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Data as a Service (DaaS)
  • Cloud Provider: Amazon
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • History
    • Benefits
    • Demo of AWS
  • Cloud Provider: Microsoft
    • Microsoft Azure
    • History
    • Benefits
    • Demo of Azure
  • Cloud Provider: Google
    • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
    • History
    • Benefits
    • Demo of GCP
  • Summary
    • Other Cloud Providers
    • Private Clouds
    • Hybrid Clouds
    • Combining Cloud Services
  • Q&A

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