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Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) v2

Course Details

In this course, you will learn how to build cloud infrastructure based on a cloud computing reference model. The reference model includes five fundamental layers (physical, virtual, control, orchestration, and service) and three cross-layer functions (business continuity, security, and service management) for building a cloud infrastructure. For each layer and cross-layer function, you will learn about the comprising technologies, components, processes, and mechanisms. You will also learn about the concepts and technologies, which are further illustrated and reinforced with EMC-related product examples.

The course follows the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a guide for all definitions of cloud computing. Upon completing this course, you will have the knowledge to make informed decisions on technologies, processes, and mechanisms required to build a cloud infrastructure.

Course Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, networking, and databases
  • Experience in compute systems (storage and network infrastructure will be an added advantage)

Course Agenda

1. Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Essential characteristics of cloud computing
  • Cloud service models and cloud service brokerage
  • Cloud deployment models

2. Building the Cloud Infrastructure

  • Cloud computing reference model
  • Deployment options and solutions for building cloud infrastructure
  • Considerations for building cloud infrastructure

3. Physical Layer

  • Compute system
  • Storage system architectures
  • Network connectivity

4. Virtual Layer

  • Virtual layer functions
  • Virtualization software
  • Resource pool and virtual resources

5. Control Layer

  • Control layer functions
  • Control software
  • Software-defined approach for managing IT infrastructure
  • Resource optimization techniques

6. Service and Orchestration Layers

  • Service layer functions
  • Cloud portal
  • Cloud interface standards
  • Protocols for accessing cloud services
  • Service orchestration
  • Cloud service lifecycle

7. Business Continuity

  • Business continuity and service availability
  • Fault tolerance mechanisms
  • Backup and replication
  • Cloud application resiliency

8. Security

  • Cloud security threats
  • Cloud security mechanisms
  • Governance, risk, and compliance

9. Service Management

  • Service portfolio management processes
  • Service operation management processes