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Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Migrating to the Cloud


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Migrating services to the public cloud has a number of unique challenges. This course explores the steps you should take in determining if your infrastructure has components that are suitable for a cloud solution. It discusses the Service Oriented Architecture or SOA and grid computing, and highlights characteristics that make these infrastructures suitable or unsuitable for extension to the cloud. The course also explores the recommended steps of analyzing your current infrastructure to inventory data, services, and processes used, as well as identifying problem areas that may be addressed through a cloud solution. Upon completion of your analysis, it is time to determine cloud service candidates and match cloud services, as well as look at examples of how to leverage different services to your problem areas. Finally, you'll learn about the use of private clouds as an alternative to public clouds.

Target Audience
IT professionals including managers, engineers, and technical staff evaluating or implementing cloud computing applications and services

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.1

Lesson Objectives

Cloud Computing Fundamentals: Migrating to the Cloud

  • start the course
  • describe service oriented architecture
  • list the benefits of Service Oriented Architecture or SOA compared to traditional IT solutions
  • describe the link between Service Oriented Architecture or SOA and cloud computing
  • describe common application architectures and how they relate to Service Oriented Architecture or SOA and the cloud
  • contrast grid computing and cloud computing
  • plan deployment of services to the cloud
  • describe the function of a service directory in deploying cloud services
  • describe the process of migrating IT services and business processes to the cloud
  • contrast loosely and tightly coupled processes when considering a cloud migration
  • describe the technical factors affecting a migration to the cloud
  • describe the business factors affecting a migration to the cloud
  • assess cloud platforms for a migration to the cloud
  • describe potential privacy, regulatory, and security issues with public clouds
  • describe strategies to mitigate potential privacy, regulatory, and security issues with public clouds
  • describe how private and hybrid clouds can mitigate potential privacy, regulatory, and security issues with public clouds
  • assess a service for migration to public or private clouds, and determine which cloud type to select
  • Course Number:
    cl_cctf_a04_it_enus