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1. Understanding the Cloud Technologies

  • • What is Cloud Computing?
  • • Definition of Cloud Computing
  • • Deployment models
  • • Service models
  • • Cloud service models in practice
  • • Cloud adoption and migration is workload driven
  • • Infrastructure as a Service
  • • Example IaaS use case: Website publishing scenario
  • • Platform as a Service
  • • Software as a Service
  • • Implications of Cloud Computing
  • • Business benefits of Cloud Computing
  • • Development benefits of Cloud Computing
  • • Industry impact
  • • IaaS: Common storage models
  • • Overview of storage options
  • • IaaS: SoftLayer public cloud
  • • IaaS products and services overview (SoftLayer)
  • • Key takeaways: Cloud Computing

Unit 2 Platform architecture for cloud computing

  • • What an IaaS provider could offer
  • • What an IaaS provider could offer
  • • Location location location
  • • SoftLayer presence
  • • The datacenter
  • • Network architecture
  • • Triple network architecture
  • • The Orchestration Management System
  • • Sample IaaS datacenter
  • • Management web interface capabilities
  • • Monitor/control/change instances from the web interface
  • • Account administration
  • • Adding users to your account
  • • Defining permissions for users
  • • Default permission templates
  • • Defining instance access

unit 3 Server offerings in cloud computing

  • • Compute Nodes in IaaS Cloud
  • • IaaS cloud server offerings (SoftLayer)
  • • Virtual Servers - Public node
  • • Virtual Servers - Private node
  • • All virtual servers:
  • • Bare metal servers
  • • Provisioning server instances
  • • Inspecting server details
  • • Upgrading or downgrading server instances
  • • Accessing server instances
  • • Canceling server instances

Unit 4 Storage options in cloud computing

  • • Introduction to storage: Storage types
  • • iSCSI: Components
  • • NFS components
  • • SoftLayer storage offerings: DAS/san/BLOCK

Unit 5 Networking options in cloud computing

  • • The network is critical to Cloud Computing
  • • Networking had to change
  • • Attributes of Cloud Networking
  • • Example: Data center switch network architecture
  • • Virtual Ethernet switch in a virtualized server environment
  • • Learning about public networks
  • • Understanding the primary features
  • • Understanding bandwidth
  • • Learning about private networks
  • • Learning about management network
  • • SoftLayer network architecture
  • • Using SoftLayer Looking Glass, SoftLayer's IP backbone
  • • Using networking tools with Cpanel
  • • Managing VPN connections to SoftLayer
  • • General concept of VPN
  • • Managing VPN connections to SoftLayer
  • • Direct Link use case

Unit 6 managing a simple IaaS environment

  • • Basics of cloud infrastructure and components
  • • Cloud service model overview
  • • Platform architecture
  • • Locations of platform architecture
  • • Types of servers
  • • Server options
  • • Storage types and protocols
  • • Network types
  • • Basics of cloud infrastructure and components
  • • Conclusion of recap
  • • Technologies enabling transformation of infrastructure
  • • Virtualization
  • • Hypervisor
  • • Provisioning
  • • Managing cloud infrastructure
  • • Cloud infrastructure IaaS key points
  • • Managing cloud infrastructure in IaaS

Unit 7 Server offerings in cloud computing: Advanced topics

  • • Introducing the image template concept
  • • Image template types in SoftLayer
  • • Image template types in SoftLayer: Standard images
  • • Sharing, finding, and deploying the image templates
  • • Provisioning scripts
  • • Usage scenarios in SoftLayer

Unit 8 Storage options in cloud computing: Advanced topics

  • • Backup and recovery solutions in SoftLayer
  • • Snapshots and replication of Endurance storage
  • • Dedicated storage

Unit 9 Networking options in cloud computing: Advanced topics

  • • SoftLayer network topology
  • • IP addresses in SoftLayer
  • • Five steps to start using IPv6 in SoftLayer
  • • Separating devices and subnets with VLANs
  • • VLAN spanning
  • • Load balancing options in SoftLayer
  • • SoftLayer Content Delivery Network
  • • EdgeCast CDN locations
  • • Example SoftLayer CDN users
  • • SoftLayer Content Delivery Network use case
  • • Vyatta appliance
  • • Introduction to OSI model
  • • Understanding TCP/IP addressing and sub-netting basics

 

 

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