Introduction to Cloud Computing

If you need an overview of the Azure/AWS/Google cloud architecture and platform, then this day of training would be ideal for you. It starts from the beginning, and introduces you to cloud concepts and then demonstrates how the cloud providers can be used within your enterprise. Specifically you will see how to launch servers and databases, how to store files, how security works, and some of the more advanced services.

Duration: 1 day

Who is it for: Anyone new to cloud computing who wants to get an overview of what it is and why it might benefit their organisation.

Layout: This session takes the form of lectures along with demonstrations and exercises to consolidate the content being taught.


What is the Cloud

  • Fundamentals of cloud computing
  • Benefits of cloud computing
  • AWS and Cloud Computing

Introduction to Virtual Servers

  • Setting up Servers in the Cloud
  • Virtual Private Clouds, Security Groups, and IPs
  • Configuration options for servers
  • Autoscaling, Load balancing and Elasticity

Introduction to Storage

  • Storage options
  • Relational Databases as a Service
  • NoSQL Databases as a service
  • Object Stores
  • Caching

Security and the Cloud

  • Security Overview
  • Responsibilities of Cloud provider
  • Responsibilities of the cloud Customer
  • Securing your infrastructure
  • Managing teams access to your infrastructure

The Paradigm Shift for Traditional Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure as code
  • Serverless architectures
  • Single click deployment and continuous delivery

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