Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

This course will equip you with basic knowledge of Cloud Technologies in use today
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 12/2015 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Fundamentals of Cloud Computing is for anyone with an IT background who is interested in understanding What is Cloud Computing? It will equip you with basic knowledge of Cloud Technologies in use today. Cloud Computing has grown from being just a buzzword to a serious business decision that many businesses are contemplating. Therefore knowledge about it is necessary to make a clear and strategic plan to move applications and services to the Cloud. After completing this course you will achieve fundamental understanding of what is Cloud Computing, you will be able to understand Cloud Segments and Cloud Deployment Models, you will be able to identify Key Cloud Companies and you will gain knowledge of Cloud Services and Cloud Security.

Disclaimer: All Logos & Trademarks used in these course videos belongs to their respective companies.

What are the requirements?

  • Some IT industry work experience or those pursuing a degree in the IT field

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Achieve fundamental understanding of what is cloud computing
  • Be able to understand cloud segments and cloud deployment models
  • Be able to identify key cloud companies
  • Gain knowledge of cloud services and cloud security

Who is the target audience?

  • IT Professionals working in the software industry who wants to formally get the fundamental understanding of cloud computing technologies
  • Software developers who want to understand cloud technologies for developing cloud applications in the future (Level II)
  • Startups that want to build their IT infrastructure in the cloud at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods
  • IT managers who want to reduce the infrastructure management cost by moving to cloud
  • System Administrators who want to be able to manage infrastructure on cloud
  • Students who wish to make their resume more attractive to prospective employers

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Hello Everyone. I am Bhavesh Goswami, Co-Founder and CEO of CloudThat. I have been involved in the Cloud Computing field for about 10 years now.

I started my career in Cloud by being in the initial development team of Amazon Simple Storage Service, also called S3 at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle. I was part of the first launch of S3. After about three and a half years at Amazon, I moved to Microsoft to take up the challenge to help manage Cosmos, the Cloud Storage and Big Data computational engine that powers all of Microsoft’s Online Services, including Bing. About three years ago in March 2012, I co-founded CloudThat, a company that focuses solely on Cloud and Big Data training and consulting. To date we have trained over 3000 thousand people in these niche technologies and our consulting division has clients from all around the world.

I will be your host for this course – Fundamentals of Cloud Computing.


Welcome to the Fundamentals of Cloud Computing course. The course consists of various modules and in this first module we will take a look at some of the key takeaways from the course.


In this video, we are going to take a look at how and what drove cloud computing to become such a buzzword.


We are going to take a look at what it would take to deploy a hosted application on traditional IT infrastructure. There are various layers to traditional IT infrastructure. Let us discuss the various factors you must consider while deploying at each layer.


Let us say MyAccountant is a very popular desktop accounting software used by accounting teams of millions of organizations. MyAccountant decides to move from being a desktop software to a hosted software available online called OnlineAccountant. Let us discuss the challenges MyAccountant will face in doing so.


In this video we are going to a look at how Cloud solves many of the issues associated with Traditional IT Infrastructure.


In this video we will have a look at some of the key attributes a service must possess to call itself a Cloud service.


In this video we will first talk about scaling as an advantage of the Cloud and some companies who have used the Cloud to successfully scale and those that failed to scale. Later we will talk about redundancy as an advantage of the Cloud.


We are now going to understand the features, differences, similarities, advantages and disadvantages of different Cloud Segments. There are three main Cloud Segments: Software as a Service pronounced SaaS, Platform as a Service pronounced PaaS and Infrastructure as a Service pronounced IaaS.


In this video we will talk about various cloud deployment models. There are primarily 4 cloud deployment models: Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Community Cloud and Hybrid Cloud. Let us take a look at each one of them.


In this video we will take a look at some popular public and private Cloud companies, some popular Cloud services and some popular Cloud products.


In this video we are going to take a look at some Cloud use cases, particularly regarding pricing.


In this video we will talk about Cloud security. We will start with what is security?, what are the kinds of security? We will then move on to the Cloud security model. We will end with the challenges and advantages of security in the Cloud.


In this video we will now take a look at the things to watch out for in the cloud.

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Instructor Biography

Bhavesh Goswami, Co-Founder & CEO at CloudThat Technologies

Bhavesh Goswami, the Co-Founder and CEO of CloudThat Technologies, has been working in Cloud Computing space for over 10 years. He was in the initial development team of Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Seattle. He honed his Cloud Computing skills at Amazon where he helped ship the first version of S3 in 2006. He moved to Microsoft after over three years at Amazon to take up the challenge to help manage Cosmos, the Cloud storage and Big Data computational engine that powers all of the Microsoft's Online Services, including Bing.

In 2010, after living in USA for over 10 years, he came to India in search of a challenge. He realized that the rapidly changing technology landscape and the busy schedule of IT professionals were not conducive to acquire new skills. Thus, he started CloudThat Technologies, a company focused on quickly empowering professionals and corporates on Cloud and Big Data through training and consulting services. He has personally trained over 500 people on various Cloud technologies like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine and more. Bhavesh has spoken at various Cloud and Big Data conferences and events like '7th Cloud Computing and Big Data' and have been the Key Note Speaker at International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics. He is passionate about technology and keeps the company up to date on latest Cloud technologies and market trends.

Bhavesh earned MS in Computer Science from University of South Florida, where he was awarded Scholarships for Teaching Assistantship and Research Assistantship in 2003. He gained his Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Nirma University in 2001.

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