A Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing made simple with real world practical examples
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A Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (7,355 ratings)
68,072 students
Accurately define what Cloud Computing is and is not
Understand how Cloud Computing differs from traditional IT deployment models
Understand the building blocks of Cloud Computing
Define IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and XaaS and understand how they differ from each other
Understand the IaaS options including virtual machines on shared physical servers, virtual machines on dedicated servers, and dedicated bare-metal servers
Deploy a virtual machine on Amazon Web Services IaaS
Deploy an application on IBM Bluemix PaaS
Give examples of SaaS services they have already signed up for
List the advantages of Cloud Computing over traditional deployment models
Perform a TCO cost comparison between an On Premises or Cloud deployment for a real world IT workload

Requirements

  • A basic foundational level knowledge of computer networks

Description

The 2nd top hit for 'Cloud Computing' on Google says 'Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.' Unfortunately, that definition is completely wrong.

This course is designed to clear up the many misunderstandings about Cloud Computing and to give you a crystal clear and easy to understand explanation of exactly what it is, how it works, the different options available, the advantages provided and how much it's going to cost.

And I'm not just going to give you the theory, I'm going to show you practical examples which you can follow along with yourself so you'll understand exactly how Cloud Computing works in the real world.

I start off with a review in Module 1 of the traditional deployment models of On Premises and Colo so you can understand how Cloud changes things, then explain how server virtualisation revolutionised data center design and paved the way for Cloud.

Module 2 defines Cloud Computing by listing the Essential Characteristics of Cloud services.

You'll learn about the Cloud Service Models of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and XaaS in Module 3. I start with an overview of the different models and then dive deep into the details and options of each. I also give lab demos of how to deploy each type.

The Cloud Deployment Models of Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud are covered in Module 4.

Finally in Module 5 I list out the advantages of Cloud Computing and then break out the spreadsheet to show you how to do a TCO cost comparison when choosing between an On Premise or Cloud deployment for a real world workload.

A verifiable course certificate stating you have completed this training will be provided at the end of the course. This will prove to potential future employers that you have the basic cloud knowledge necessary to be an effective member of their IT team, and the motivation to complete further training and be a real asset to their company.

As a student in this course, you will get an answer to every question you ask in the Ask Question section. I love interaction with my students- anything you want to know, please ask.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. If so, click the Enroll Now button at the top of the page to get started!


Who this course is for:

  • Any decision maker or IT professional who needs an easy to understand explanation of Cloud Computing

Course content

7 sections • 19 lectures • 2h 36m total length
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Instructor

Building your Cloud and Data Center career
Neil Anderson
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  • 215,385 Students
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Hi, I'm Neil Anderson, and my mission is to build the best Cloud and Data Center systems engineers possible.

I dropped out of school with no qualifications or future plans at the age of 15. When I got a little bit older and wiser I realised I should make a career for myself so I pulled myself up by learning about IT technologies through books and online resources. It’s my passion now to help you do the same.

You know how some instructors seem to get a kick out of making things complicated to make themselves look smarter than you? I love to make things as easy to understand as possible and seeing you get that lightbulb moment.

I'm proud of my 'Top Responder' tag on Udemy and unless I'm on an international flight I'll personally answer your questions within 24 hours. I genuinely care about giving you the best experience possible, both in the quality of my training and in ongoing support. 

Nothing makes me feel better than hearing back from students who I've helped move on to the next level in their career. It gives me huge satisfaction to know I've played a part in you achieving your goals.


My experience:

For the last 9 years my main focus has been delivery of technical training and development of course content for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world.

I also provide consultancy to clients and mentoring for the systems engineers in the company I work for.

Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems and network engineering and IT management roles.

If you have any questions about Cloud, NetApp, Cisco or VMware technologies, ping me a message and I'd love to help you out. 


Specialities:

NetApp Storage
Cisco CCIE #17108
Cloud Computing
Data Center
VMware Virtualization
CISSP Security
PRINCE2 Project Management
ITIL Certified