Understanding the Cloud Business Application and Vendor Landscape

  • IT project managers
  • Project managers
  • Project coordinators
  • IT project staff
  • Business analysts
  • Systems analysts
  • IT directors
  • Solution architects
  • Business unit leaders
  • Functional managers
  • Clients who are exploring the cloud landscape and who have been looking to our salespeople as the experts
  • Channel partners who sell cloud products whose clients are exploring the cloud landscape and who have been looking to salespeople as the experts

Prerequisite

  • A basic understanding of cloud technology and the different types of service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and deployments (public, private, hybrid)
  • The ability to conduct internet research and compare and contrast different companies

Expected Duration
1 day

Description

You know the basics of cloud technology and youre ready to adopt it at your organization, but choosing a provider has proven to be confusing. With the large number of cloud providers, and many of them offering similar products and services, it is hard to determine who to trust with your data. Migrating all or part of your business to the cloud will impact your organization, and it is important to remember that the provider you choose will do the same.

Through case study scenarios and hands-on exercises, this course teaches you how to research providers and differentiate between contenders. Given a list of common business needs, you will use the examples of big cloud players such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and IBM Bluemix to research the appropriate provider to meet those needs. You will learn how to assess how well a provider fulfills required services and regulatory requirements. Once you have narrowed your field of choices, you will learn how to interpret the ratings according to given business needs.

You will leave this class with the tools and information you need to map your own business requirements to one or more cloud-based solutions, do your own research, and ask the right questions to determine the solution that best meets your needs.

Objective

1. Introduction

2. Evaluate Solution Requirements

  • Cloud basics refresher
  • Define project drivers

3. Identify Cloud Service Providers

  • References and reference material
  • Research techniques

4. Explore Products

  • Associate product names with common technology features
  • How to build a translation tool

5. Satisfy Requirements

  • Business drivers vs. technical specifications
  • Gather vendor information

6. Size and Plan a Solution

  • Compare cloud providers
  • Use vendor calculators

7. Complete the Research Process

  • Review findings
  • Discuss next steps

SUBSCRIPTION COST


$1,095.00

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