This course covers cloud computing infrastructure principles and concepts. It includes related issues from both technical and operational perspectives. Technical issues include virtualization, broad network access, resource pooling, and rapid elasticity. Operational issues include both service and deployment models as well as the relationship between capital and operational expenses. Related issues include the Internet of Everything, Big Data, and Mobility.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
1. Articulate how hardware independence, virtualization, clustering, networking and data centers relate to cloud computing.
2. Compare and contrast Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors.
3. Compare and contrast direct attached storage, network attached storage, and storage area networks.
4. List and explain related technologies including big data, and the Internet of Everything (IoE).
5. Explain common wireless communication principles and standards.
6. Compare and contrast three Cloud Service models (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.) 7. Explain the impact of cloud computing on IT service management.
8. Compare and contrast capital and operational expenses. Explain the impact of Cloud Computing on each.
9. Explain how the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) relates to Cloud Computing.
10. Explain how cloud impacts business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
11. Identify cloud security challenges including risks, threats and mitigation strategies.
12. Explain what Michael Porter means by the “Internet of Everything.”

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