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Cloud Computing

The Cloud Computing - Essentials training course gives awareness about the Cloud Computing which is becoming next generation architecture to be adopted by many IT companies as a vertical in their business lines. Cloud Computing is an extended form of virtualization technologies that involves delivering hosted services over the Internet. This technology allows consumers and businesses to use applications without installation and access their personal files at any computer with internet access. Cloud Computing allows for much more efficient computing by centralizing storage, memory, processing and bandwidth.

Cloud Computing - Management training course covers introduction to cloud computing, how it affects IT organizations and how it can be employed to maximize user satisfaction and IT effectiveness. This course also covers cloud computing pros and cons from an IT perspective, implications for IT management, the potential to magnify IT resources, possible morale issues, and dealing with high user expectations, capital expenditures, data security and other important issues.

By attending Cloud Computing - Essentials workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Understand the common terms and definitions of Virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Understand the Benefits of Virtualization and Cloud Computing for the company
  • Recognize the major platforms, technologies, methods and different solutions for virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Know the main issues that the company should identify before embarking on a process

  • Basic understanding of a computer operating system.
  • Knowledge of Virtualization would be beneficial.

The Cloud Computing - Essentials class is ideal for:

  • Project / Program / Technical managers
  • Technical / Team leads
  • Software analysts/ engineers
  • Pre-sales consultant
  • Business development managers

The Cloud Computing - Management class is ideal for:

  • IT Managers


Cloud Computing - Essentials
(Duration : 3 Days)


Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Emergence of Cloud Computing
  • The effect of Cloud on the Software Industry & Software users

Key benefits of Cloud

  • A brief discussion on the benefits that Cloud Computing brings in

Operation Models of Cloud

  • Private Cloud
  • Public Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Community Cloud

Operational facets of Cloud

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

Technical nuances of Cloud environment

  • Virtual Environments
  • Clusters
  • Load Balancing

Challenges that Cloud brings in

  • A brief discussion on various challenges that Cloud Computing brings
  • Terms, conditions, legal bindings etc, of the Cloud services

Differences between Cloud and conventional methods of Computing

  • Major changes that happened to Development function due to emergence of Cloud
    • Development environment creation
    • Source code repository
    • Supporting tools - installation and usage
    • Code compiling, submission and code integrity
    • Software Build Compilation
    • Build delivery to QA team
  • Major changes that happened to Testing function due to emergence of Cloud
    • Software Build Generation
    • Build Deployment
    • Data bed preparation
    • Functional Testing
    • Non functional Testing

Working on Cloud

  • Critical preparations required on Cloud
    • Space, access rights
    • Software & hardware environment
    • Set up development environment on Cloud
    • Scalability of hardware & software capabilities
    • Internet Access, network speed
    • Smooth process of Build deployment
    • Plan & Visibility future requirements of infrastructure
  • New Dimensions to Testing
    • Testing the Cloud - infrastructure, platform and services
    • Testing the application deployed on Cloud
    • Cloud Applications
  • Non-Functional Aspects and Test Execution on Cloud
    • Importance of Security Testing
    • Importance of Security Testing
    • Scalability & Elasticity - a critical aspect of Cloud
    • Decisions on Tools, data & environment
Cloud Computing - Management
(Duration : 1 Day)


Description of Cloud Computing

  • Cloud computing definitions including public, private and hybrid clouds
  • Cloud product categories including Saas, PaaS, and IaaS

Major Vendors and Players

  • Overview of major cloud platform, service and software providers
  • Less obvious cloud providers, vendors, and users

Cloud Computing Pros and Cons

  • Various advantages including operational ease, peak load management, and many others
  • Various disadvantages including security, data movement issues, and many others

Finances and Usage

  • Financial ramification of capital expenditures and current period expenses
  • Conceptual cost models within growing and shrinking environments
  • Selecting appropriate vendors, technologies, integrators, and business partners

User Perspective

  • Setting user expectations and understanding their concerns and excitement
  • How cloud computing can provide strategic business advantages for your business

Food for thought (A wide range of potential scenarios including those listed below)

  • Various mini-case scenarios that help illustrate cloud computing pains and payoffs

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  • Trained more than 50,000 Corporate executives across the Globe
  • All our trainings are conducted in workshop mode with more focus on hands-on sessions

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