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Cloud Computing

(CLOUD-COMPUTE.AP1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-586-2
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The Cloud Computing Concepts, Technology and Architecture course provides a comprehensive overview of cloud computing, covering the fundamental concepts, underlying technologies, and architectural principles that enable the delivery of computing as a service. You'll explore the history and evolution of cloud computing, examine the different service and deployment models, understand the core technologies powering the cloud (such as virtualization, containers, and serverless), and learn how to design and implement robust, scalable, and secure cloud-based systems. 

Skills You’ll Get

  • Comprehensive understanding of cloud computing paradigms
  • Mastery of cloud architecture design
  • Proficiency in cloud deployment and service models
  • Advanced knowledge of virtualization and containerization
  • Expertise in cloud security and compliance
  • Ability to optimize cloud performance and costs
  • Proficiency in cloud migration strategies
  • Skills in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud management
  • Knowledge of emerging cloud technologies

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20+ Lessons | 98+ Exercises |




  • Objectives of This Course
  • What This Course Does Not Cover
  • Who This Course Is For
  • How This Course Is Organized
  • Resources

Case Study Background

  • Case Study #1: ATN
  • Case Study #2: DTGOV
  • Case Study #3: Innovartus Technologies Inc

Understanding Cloud Computing

  • Origins and Influences
  • Basic Concepts and Terminology
  • Goals and Benefits
  • Risks and Challenges

Fundamental Concepts and Models

  • Roles and Boundaries
  • Cloud Characteristics
  • Cloud Delivery Models
  • Cloud Deployment Models

Cloud-Enabling Technology

  • Networks and Internet Architecture
  • Cloud Data Center Technology
  • Modern Virtualization
  • Multitenant Technology
  • Service Technology and Service APIs
  • Case Study Example

Understanding Containerization

  • Origins and Influences
  • Fundamental Virtualization and Containerization
  • Understanding Containers
  • Understanding Container Images
  • Multi-Container Types
  • Case Study Example

Understanding Cloud Security and Cybersecurity

  • Basic Security Terminology
  • Basic Threat Terminology
  • Threat Agents
  • Common Threats
  • Case Study Example
  • Additional Considerations
  • Case Study Example

Cloud Infrastructure Mechanisms

  • Logical Network Perimeter
  • Virtual Server
  • Hypervisor
  • Cloud Storage Device
  • Cloud Usage Monitor
  • Resource Replication
  • Ready-Made Environment
  • Container

Specialized Cloud Mechanisms

  • Automated Scaling Listener
  • Load Balancer
  • SLA Monitor
  • Pay-Per-Use Monitor
  • Audit Monitor
  • Failover System
  • Resource Cluster
  • Multi-Device Broker
  • State Management Database

Cloud Security and Cybersecurity Access-Oriented Mechanisms

  • Encryption
  • Hashing
  • Digital Signature
  • Cloud-Based Security Groups
  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) System
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) System
  • Hardened Virtual Server Image
  • Firewall
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Biometric Scanner
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) System
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM) System
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
  • Penetration Testing Tool
  • User Behavior Analytics (UBA) System
  • Third-Party Software Update Utility
  • Network Intrusion Monitor
  • Authentication Log Monitor
  • VPN Monitor
  • Additional Cloud Security Access-Oriented Practices and Technologies

Cloud Security and Cybersecurity Data-Oriented Mechanisms

  • Digital Virus Scanning and Decryption System
  • Malicious Code Analysis System
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) System
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • Data Backup and Recovery System
  • Activity Log Monitor
  • Traffic Monitor
  • Data Loss Protection Monitor

Cloud Management Mechanisms

  • Remote Administration System
  • Resource Management System
  • SLA Management System
  • Billing Management System

Fundamental Cloud Architectures

  • Workload Distribution Architecture
  • Resource Pooling Architecture
  • Dynamic Scalability Architecture
  • Elastic Resource Capacity Architecture
  • Service Load Balancing Architecture
  • Cloud Bursting Architecture
  • Elastic Disk Provisioning Architecture
  • Redundant Storage Architecture
  • Multicloud Architecture
  • Case Study Example

Advanced Cloud Architectures

  • Hypervisor Clustering Architecture
  • Virtual Server Clustering Architecture
  • Load-Balanced Virtual Server Instances Architecture
  • Nondisruptive Service Relocation Architecture
  • Zero Downtime Architecture
  • Cloud Balancing Architecture
  • Resilient Disaster Recovery Architecture
  • Distributed Data Sovereignty Architecture
  • Resource Reservation Architecture
  • Dynamic Failure Detection and Recovery Architecture
  • Rapid Provisioning Architecture
  • Storage Workload Management Architecture
  • Virtual Private Cloud Architecture
  • Case Study Example

Specialized Cloud Architectures

  • Direct I/O Access Architecture
  • Direct LUN Access Architecture
  • Dynamic Data Normalization Architecture
  • Elastic Network Capacity Architecture
  • Cross-Storage Device Vertical Tiering Architecture
  • Intra-Storage Device Vertical Data Tiering Architecture
  • Load-Balanced Virtual Switches Architecture
  • Multipath Resource Access Architecture
  • Persistent Virtual Network Configuration Architecture
  • Redundant Physical Connection for Virtual Servers Architecture
  • Storage Maintenance Window Architecture
  • Edge Computing Architecture
  • Fog Computing Architecture
  • Virtual Data Abstraction Architecture
  • Metacloud Architecture
  • Federated Cloud Application Architecture

Cloud Delivery Model Considerations

  • Cloud Delivery Models: The Cloud Provider Perspective
  • Cloud Delivery Models: The Cloud Consumer Perspective
  • Case Study Example

Cost Metrics and Pricing Models

  • Business Cost Metrics
  • Cloud Usage Cost Metrics
  • Cost Management Considerations

Service Quality Metrics and SLAs

  • Service Quality Metrics
  • Case Study Example
  • SLA Guidelines
  • Case Study Example

Appendix A: Case Study Conclusions

  • A.1 ATN
  • A.2 DTGOV
  • A.3 Innovartus

Appendix B: Common Containerization Technologies

  • B.1 Docker
  • B.2 Kubernetes

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