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Course: CloudJump - Fundamentals of Cloud Computing


This is 2 days jumpstart into cloud computing, which starts from “What is a Cloud?” and covers all aspects of cloud computing hands-on and in-depth. Attendees will also be trained hands-on on creating, configuring and managing private cloud infrastructure as well as on planning for a cloud environment and assessing the current IT landscape and providing solutions and advice for migrating to the cloud.

Target Audience:

This training is ideal for anyone wanting to move to cloud computing, which has taken the IT world by storm, and upgrade their skills and enter the new, in-demand cloud job market as a Cloud Architect, Consultant or Cloud Professional. Everyone from IT professionals (right up to CIO level), engineers, students, managers and marketing professionals can benefit vastly from attending this course

Additional benefit:

Apart from a RK trans2cloud Certification at the end of this training, the content also covers almost 70% of the “IBM Cloud Computing Infrastructure Architect” certification, which is a globally-recognised certification in cloud computing. Reference material provided along with this training covers the entire 100%, and also includes several sample questions for the certification. Those who have undergone CloudJump training have consistently cleared this certification with flying colours.

Pre-requisites to attend:

  • None (however, a little knowledge of IT systems always helps)

Total Course Duration:

  • 2 Days

Course Contents:

Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • What is a Cloud? Definition, Characteristics, History, evolution, comparison with Grid, parallel computing, VM, etc.
  • What makes a cloud? – Server, Storage, Network and application virtualisation

Cloud Computing models

  • Cloud Computing Service Models - IaaS, PaaS, SaaS ,BPaaS
  • Cloud Deployment Models -Private, public, community and hybrid clouds

Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing

  • Cloud Computing benefits – Cost, Speed, Ease of Use, Scalability, etc.
  • Cloud Computing concerns – Security, privacy, reliability, performance, etc.

Cloud Computing landscape – Comparison of Top Cloud Providers

  • Amazon Web Services, RackSpace, GoGrid, Microsoft Windows Azure, Salesforce.com Google App Engine, etc.

Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

    Provisioning a server, adding storage, logging into the instance, installing and running applications on the cloud

Setting up and configuring a private cloud

    Selecting the right hardware for compute and storage, installing the popular private cloud solution “Eucalyptus”, configuring the OS, hypervisor and cloud software, testing and rolling out private cloud services.

Cloud Computing Platform-as-a-Service demonstration

    Creating web applications, converting them to cloud applications, testing in the PaaS emulator, uploading to PaaS platform and running the application.

Demonstration of Private Cloud

    Creating instances, allocating storage, managing network, managing access, etc.

Combining public and private clouds to create Hybrid Cloud

    Enabling hybrid cloud mode, configuring the netowrk for connection, adding public cloud to the private cloud console

Planning for cloud infrastructure

  • Design principles
  • Evaluation of current IT landscape
  • Capacity Planning
  • Setting up the cloud infrastructure

Setting up compute and storage

  • Setting up network and security
  • Setting up a virtual private cloud
  • Setting up highly available systems on the cloud
  • Setting up backup/recovery on the cloud
  • Setting up DR/BCP on the cloud

Managing/Administering the cloud

  • Identity and access management
  • Managing storage and compute resources
  • Monitoring of cloud infrastructure
  • Network management on the cloud
  • Usage management – billing and metering

Advanced cloud services

  • Content Delivery Networks
  • Queuing and messaging
  • Caching
  • Mail and notification
  • DNS
  • Collaboration
  • Cloud APIs

Cared and Crafted by: Velociter

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