It is all about Cloud: Key Concepts, Players, and Technologies Training Course

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cloudcpt

Duration Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

General knowledge of distributed computing and application development concepts

Overview Overview

Audience

IT architects, mid-level IT managers, IT consultants

Format of the course

Currently 100% lectures.

Course Outline Course Outline

1.Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • How did we get here - 
    • From application hosting to SaaS to public & private cloud
  • Cloud definition
    • Chose your flavor: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
  • A cloud reference architecture
  • Typical cloud usage scenarios
    • SaaS vs. traditional enterprise computing
    • The programmable Web: an API in the cloud
  • Moving into the cloud
    • Better utilization through resource virtualization
    • Cloud management for elasticity: automated, on-demand provisioning of resources
    • Evolving the economy of scale through shared infrastructure and applications
  • Cloud benefits and challenges

2.Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

  • IaaS architecture and key features
    • What to look for when selecting an IaaS provider?
    • Overview of major IaaS providers
  • IaaS examples
    • Microsoft Windows Azure
      • Web Roles & Worker Roles
      • Scalability, load balancing, fail over
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
      • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) & Amazon Machine Images (AMI)
      • IaaS+: AWS Application Services and Marketplace
      • Regions & Availability Zones
      • Networking & security
      • Monitoring, Auto Scaling, & Load Balancing
      • Building scalable and fault-tolerant applications
      • The big AWS outage & how to protect yourself
      • Management interfaces

3.Private & Hybrid Cloud

  • Private cloud: drivers & challenges
  • Defining the requirements
  • A Methodology for building a private cloud
  • How to manage the private cloud
  • Who can help: vendor overview
    • VMware
    • Abiquo
    • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
  • Hybrid clouds
    • Use cases
    • Product example: Eucalyptus
  • How to select a private cloud model

4.PaaS: Key Concepts & Major Players

  • PaaS defined
  • A complete PaaS stack
    • Where to draw the line: IasS+ or pure-PaaS or custom-SaaS?
    • What functionality do we need to build applications for the cloud?
  • Multi-Tenancy
    • What is a multi-tenant system?
    • Evolving the economy of scale
    • Customizing the application for a tenant
    • Considerations for multi-tenant applications:

Stability, SLA, legal & regulatory, security, maintenance, 3rd-party components

  • A detailed look at major PaaS providers:
    • Microsoft Windows Azure
    • Google App Engine
    • Force.com
  • Outlook: the future of PaaS

5.Synergy of SOA and Cloud Computing

  • Services and SOA defined
    • Service Layer Model & the concept of loose coupling
    • SOA + Event Driven Architecture (EDA) = e-SOA
    • What is REST and why is it important for the cloud?
  • Synergy of SOA and Cloud - the industry view
  • SOA / SaaS synergy
  • SOA / PaaS synergy
    • Approaches to meet demand
    • Applying SOA principles to the cloud: loose coupling, encapsulation, asynchronous services
    • Building multi-tenancy applications based on SOA
    • Migrating legacy systems into the cloud
  • SOA / IaaS synergy
    • Service-Oriented Infrastructure (SOI)
    • Service virtualization vs. server virtualization
    • Automated, on-demand resource provisioning

6.Cloud Integration

  • The need for cloud integration and its challenges
  • How SOA can help: focus on integration
    • From application integration to Service Oriented Integration (SOI)
  • The need for (inter)mediation
    • Mediation functionality
  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) reference architectures
  • What are the particular requirements for cloud integration?
    • From ESB to “Internet Service Bus”
  • Product Examples:
    • Windows Azure AppFabric
    • IBM Cast Iron
    • Fiorano

7.Standards and Open Source Software

  • Cloud standards
    • Portability & interoperability: problem statement
    • Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF)
      • Open Virtualization Format (OVF)
      • Open Cloud Standards Incubator
    • Apache Libcloud
    • Open Source Software (OSS)
      • OpenStack

8.Securing the Cloud

  • The evolution to Cloud Security
    • From traditional Web applications to SOA to Cloud
    • Public cloud vs. on-premise datacenter
  • Cloud security is a multi-dimensional problem
    • Dimension 1: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS
    • Dimension 2: Network, VM, application, data
    • Dimension 3: CSP, tenant
  • Identity, Entitlement & Access Management (IdEA)
    • Authentication & Access Control
    • SAML, XACML, and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP)
    • Security across on-premise systems & multiple Clouds
  • Cloud Security Alliance standards
    • Cloud Controls Matrix, Consensus Assessments Initiative, Cloud Audit, Cloud Trust Protocol
    • Security, Trust, and Assurance Registry

9.Governance for Cloud-based Services

  • Business vs. IT vs. EA vs. SOA vs. Cloud Governance
  • Why SOA governance can (should) be the basis for Cloud governance
  • SOA governance frameworks, standards, technologies
    • Open Group’s Service Integration Maturity Model (OSIMM)
    • Open Group SOA Governance Reference Model (SGRM)
    • SOA Governance Vitality Method (SGVM)
  • Cloud governance
    • Similarities and differences to SOA governance
    • Delineating responsibilities: cloud provider vs. cloud customer
    • Switching cloud providers – the worst case test for your governance
  • A Cloud governance methodology
  • Technologies for implementing governance

10.Outlook and Conclusions

  • Outlook and usage for cloud computing
  • Hadoop – gaining popularity in the Cloud
  • Cloud Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

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