Cloud and Containers for the SRE: Cloud Architectures & Solutions

SRE    |    Intermediate
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When deploying a medium to a large-sized cloud solution, there are many factors to consider, such as the numerous cloud environments to choose from and the different levels of management and security they each require. In this course, you'll explore these environments in detail, with a specific focus on their application in SRE. You'll examine the features, purpose, benefits, and potential drawbacks of services such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Anything as a Service (XaaS). You'll then investigate private, public, hybrid, and community clouds and on and off-premises software. Moving on, you'll delve into cloud architecture-related topics, such as orchestration, automation, elasticity, and cloud bursting. Lastly, you'll study cloud payment models, resource allocation, and on-demand self-service.


  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    describe the core characteristics of Software as a Service (SaaS), name key considerations when choosing SaaS, and recognize the key advantages of using SaaS for SRE work
    define Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), outline what makes up a typical IaaS architecture, and name advantages, limitations, usage considerations, use cases, and key providers of IaaS
    define Platform as a Service (PaaS), name the key characteristics and advantages of PaaS, give examples of providers, and describe the cost considerations of using PaaS
    describe what is meant by Container as a Service (CaaS) and "container services", name components of a container environment, and give examples of orchestration tools and container technologies
    describe what is meant by an Anything as a Service (XaaS) solution and recognize the benefits and potential drawbacks of using XaaS solutions
    define Desktop as a Service (DaaS), outline the services offered by a DaaS provider, and list the individual characteristics and advantages of popular DaaS providers
    give examples of the kinds of processes that constitute Business Process as a Service (BPaaS), describe key characteristics of BPaaS, and name vital considerations when choosing a BPaaS for SRE-related work
    outline what comprises a private cloud, recognize which cloud service models can be delivered in them, describe ways to use them, and distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of their use
    describe the key characteristics of a public cloud, recognize when to implement a public cloud model, and distinguish the advantages and disadvantages to using this model for SRE work
    describe what's meant by a hybrid cloud, name the components of hybrid cloud architecture, and distinguish the advantages and disadvantages of using it for SRE work
    describe what is meant by a community cloud, give examples of its use, and distinguish the advantages and disadvantages to using it for SRE work
  • differentiate between on-premises and off-premises solutions and compare their key advantages in relation to SRE work
    describe how cloud orchestration works and why it's used, recognize its advantages and two model types, and list popular providers
    describe how cloud automation is used and why, recognize its benefits, differentiate between cloud automation and orchestration, and name popular cloud automation tools
    outline what's meant by cloud elasticity, why it's used, and how it relates to resources and costs and recognize its potential drawbacks
    describe what's meant by ubiquitous access for cloud implementation and how this relates to convergence and embedded computers
    outline how cloud computing multitenancy works, distinguish its benefits and drawbacks, recognize how it applies to public and private clouds, and define container architecture and serverless computing
    define what's meant by an on-demand self-service and list the key advantages of using these services for SRE work
    describe what's meant by cloud bursting and how it can help manage peaks in IT demand and recognize the advantages of and considerations for its use
    outline what's involved in cloud security and recognize the challenges and considerations when implementing a secure cloud solution
    differentiate among the various cloud payment models, listing the features of each
    describe the purpose of cloud resource pooling, outline how it works, and name some services that a resource pooling strategy can apply to
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course


  • Playable
    Course Overview
    1m 38s
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    Software as a Service (SaaS) for SRE
    4m 59s
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    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for SRE
    4m 35s
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    Platform as a Service (PaaS) for SRE
    1m 58s
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    Container as a Service (CaaS) for SRE
    3m 44s
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    Anything as a Service (XaaS) for SRE
    2m 12s
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    Desktop as a Service (DaaS) for SRE
    3m 24s
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    Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) for SRE
    1m 49s
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    Private Clouds and SRE
    2m 47s
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    Public Clouds and SRE
    2m 25s
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    Hybrid Clouds and SRE
    3m 21s
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    Community Clouds and SRE
    1m 23s
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    On-premises vs. Off-premises Software for SRE
    2m 44s
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    Cloud Orchestration and SRE
    3m 25s
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    Cloud Automation and SRE
    3m 19s
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    Cloud Elasticity and SRE
    3m 38s
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    Ubiquitous Access for Cloud Implementations in SRE
    1m 42s
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    Cloud Computing Multitenancy and SRE
    3m 4s
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    On-demand Self-service for SRE
    1m 29s
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    Cloud Bursting and IT Demand Management in SRE
    1m 1s
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    Implementing Cloud Security for SRE
    2m 26s
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    Cloud Payment Models and SRE
    1m 29s
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    Cloud Resource Pooling and SRE
    1m 2s
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    Course Summary
    1m 23s


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