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Introduction to Cloud Computing

Welcome to the Cloud... now, what is it?
Instructor:
Xavier Corbett
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Understand the fundamental elements of cloud computing
Filter out the hype and focus on cloud value

There is no such thing as ‘the cloud,’ it’s just somebody else’s computer” – Did you ever hear that one?I have, and it’s what prompted me to create this course!

In this introduction to Cloud Computing, we answer the key question “What is the cloud?” With a solid, standards based approach and examples from the real word, we look at all the definitions that come together to mean cloud.

After this course you will have the foundation you need to launch into a career using cloud, to spearhead the cloud initiative within your organisation, or simply hold your own in that infuriating water cooler conversation with Simon the datacentre manager about how “there is no such things as ‘the cloud’”.

Using a web browser and an electronic blackboard my style is to talk and draw.There are no technical prerequisites so, let’s get going….

Introduction to Cloud Computing

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Introduction

This is the introduction to the course. We will cover the layout of the sections, and what they cover.

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Buzzwords

Cloud Computing is not a buzzword. By the end of this lesson you will see why.

Service Models

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Introduction

During this lesson we examine a standard computing 'stack', in a traditional IT environment. Now we're ready to look at cloud Service Models.

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

How does IaaS fit into the computing 'stack' model?

3
Platform as a Service (PaaS)

How does PaaS fit into the computing 'stack' model?

4
Software as a Service (SaaS)

How does SaaS fit into the computing 'stack' model?

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Model Comparison

During this lesson we compare the different cloud Service Models, look at real world services that fall between the models, and discuss the value proposition offered by the models.

Essential Characteristics

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Introduction

There are 5 Essential Characteristics of Cloud Computing.

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On-demand self-service

What is on-demand self-service within a real world context?

3
Broad network access

What is 'broad network access' within a real world context?

4
Resource pooling

What is 'rescue pooling' within a real world context?

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Rapid elasticity

Is it magic?! What is 'rapid elasticity' in a real world context?

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Measured service

What is 'measured service' in a real world context?

Deployment Models

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Deployment Models

Can you host private data in public cloud? We explore what is meant by 'public', 'private' and 2 other deployment models.

Wrapping up

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Its a wrap

In this lesson we go over all the topics covered in this course. I hope you enjoyed taking the course as much as I did putting it together. Thanks for taking part.

Please remember to leave your feedback. Tell me what you liked, and anything you didn't. See you next time.

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The Quiz!

A short quiz to help test your understanding of cloud computing.

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