Course 758:
Journey to the Cloud

(2 days)

 

Course Description

This course begins with an overview of the different cloud computing models and services provided by the major public cloud providers. Several cloud computing concerns like cost, governance, and security are addressed. The course then focuses on enterprise application to cloud concerns including planning and executing a migration, building the business case, managing application dependencies, selecting a proof of concept, and serverless/managed services.

A series of instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on activities provide students with practical, hands-on experience.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what technologies enable cloud computing
  • Understand the definition and characteristics of cloud computing
  • Compare service models: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Serverless
  • Develop the business case for a cloud migration
  • Plan a successful cloud migration
  • Decipher the risks of both development and security with cloud computing
  • Analyze the costs of using cloud computing and an approach to calculating them
  • Objection handling when dealing with projects situations around risk

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in understanding and articulating how cloud computing can make a business more secure and scalable while operating more efficiently.

Recommended for:

  • Business consultants
  • Business leaders
  • IT managers
  • Business analysts

Prerequisites

A general background in IT will enhance your understanding of the area but is not required.


Course Outline

 

Unit 1: Enabling Technologies

  • Networking
  • Virtualization
    • Overview of Virtualization
    • Hypervisors and Containers
    • Security and Virtualization
  • Multi-tenancy

Unit 2: Cloud Computing Concepts

  • Cloud Definition
  • Characteristics of Clouds
  • Cloud Service and Deployment Models
  • Public Cloud Products and Services

Unit 3: Cloud Service Models

  • Comparing Services Offered by Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Azure
  • Compute Services
  • Storage Services
  • Kubernetes Services
  • Serverless and Managed Services
  • Big Data and Machine Learning

Unit 4: Building a Business Case for the Cloud

  • Economic and Financial
    • Understand the Cloud Cost Model
    • Calculating the Cost of a Cloud Solution
    • Transform Capital Expenditures to Operating Expenditures
  • Agility
    • Lower Risk of Adopting and Evaluating New Technology
    • Reduce Time to Market
    • Quickly React as Markets and Requirements Change
  • Risk Mitigation
    • High Quality Infrastructure
    • Reduce Downtime
    • Cloud SLAs
    • Leveraging Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Solutions
  • Staff Utilization
    • Eliminate Mundane Operational Tasks
    • Harness Monitoring and Logging
    • Onboarding Applications and Users

Unit 5: Migrating to the Public Cloud

  • Phases in a Successful Migration
    • Assessment
    • Proof of Concept
    • Data Migration
    • Application Migration
    • Employ Cloud Native Services
    • Cloud Native Development
  • Selecting Workloads
    • Backup / Disaster Recovery
    • Packaged Enterprise Software
    • Custom Applications
    • Open-Source Applications

Unit 6: Security and the Cloud

  • Cloud-based Security Issues
  • Shared Responsibility Model
  • Security Auditing in the Cloud
  • Compliance with Regulatory Constraints

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