Migrating Infrastructure to the Cloud

This course is intended for IT professionals including managers, engineers, and technical staff evaluating or implementing cloud computing applications and services. The course outlines the benefits and downfalls of implementing or using services in a cloud and helps IT professionals determine what types of technology or services are suitable for cloud networks and how those services are hosted in a cloud computing environment.

Prerequisite
Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
60 minutes

Description
This course explores the steps you should take in determining if your infrastructure has components that are suitable for a cloud solution. It discusses the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and grid computing, and highlights characteristics that make these infrastructures suitable or unsuitable for extension to the cloud. The course also explores the recommended step of analyzing your current infrastructure to inventory data, services, and processes used, as well as identify problem areas that may be addressed through a cloud solution. Upon completion of your analysis, it is time to determine cloud service candidates and match cloud services, as well as look at examples of how to leverage different services to you problem areas. Finally, if all else fails and you are not comfortable with a public cloud solution, we discuss the use of private clouds as a possible interim solution.

Objective

Understanding Your Infrastructure Needs

  • describe the importance of SOA to cloud computing
  • differentiate between grid and cloud computing
  • describe the importance of data analysis to any migration to the cloud
  • describe the process for determining the areas or domains in your architecture that may be good candidates for cloud computing
  • identify examples of either tightly or loosely coupled architectural areas
  • identify the factors that make a service, data or process suited to the cloud
  • identify the key enterprise barriers to entering a public cloud
  • classify the characteristics of public cloud alternatives
  • describe the relationship between SOA and cloud computing
  • assess the cloud suitability of an enterprise
  • determine if an application is suited to the cloud
  • propose an alternative to a public cloud solution for a given scenario
  • MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

    $129/month
     

    ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

    $1295/year

    Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.