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Introduction to "The Cloud" for Managers

Recommended Duration:
1 Day
Benefits
What is cloud computing? Why do I care about IaaS, PaaS, and/or SaaS?  How can I use Cloud Computing to improve my organization’s applications? Participants in this session will learn that Cloud computing is much more than just a new face on the same-old-thing. Exciting business benefits are made possible by the features of Cloud computing: broad network access, resource pooling, elasticity, metered charging, and self-service. about
advanced topics.
Audience
Managers and Solutions Architects needing a comprehensive overview of "the cloud" and current offerings from major vendors.
Prerequisites
No prerequisites.
Major Topics
  • Cloud Introduction
  • Features of the cloud
  • Broad network access
  • Resource pooling
  • Elasticity
  • Metered charging
  • Self service
  • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS explained
  • IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • PaaS (Platform as a Service)
  • SaaS (Software as a Service)
  • Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud explained
  • When Public Cloud is appropriate
  • When Private Cloud is needed
  • Why Hybrid Cloud may be in your future
  • Cloud Use Cases
  • Should apps and data be moved to the cloud?
  • What is "lift and shift"
  • Current Offerings
  • Managing Cloud Contracts
  • Security
Exercises
There are four group exercises.