Cloud Computing for Architects

Private training pricing for 3-12 students.

 

 

 

Cloud Computing for Architects Training Class Summary

This four day, hands-on boot camp begins with an examination of the Cloud Computing concept, the structure and key characteristics of Clouds, and takes a look under the hood at how they operate. From there, students are introduced to a Cloud Reference Model and explore various aspects of Cloud solution design from discovery throughout the lifecycle of a Cloud solution all the way to retirement. Special attention is given to requirements and Cloud utilization analysis, Cloud solution design strategies, and deployment scenarios. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the Cloud Computing environment and practical experience in designing, developing, and deploying Cloud-based solutions.

Audience: Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Information Technology Architects, Senior Developers, and Team Leads.

Prerequisites: Foundational Knowledge in distributed computing and Web-based architecture

Class Length: 4 days

Cloud Computing for Architects Training Class Objectives
  • Understanding the origination of the Cloud
  • Calculating the Cloud’s value
  • Categorizing Clouds
  • Analysis of Case Studies
  • Weigh Cloud Risks
  • Build on Standards and Design
  • Define Cloud Services
  • Design & Develop Strategies
  • Adopt Your Own Cloud
Cloud Computing for Architects Training Class Detailed Outline
  1. The Rise of the Cloud
    • Where did Cloud Computing originate?
    • Cloud Computing
    • Wikipedia Entry
    • Gartner on Cloud
    • The NIST Perspective
    • Five Characteristics
    • The Cloud Computing Spectrum / Service Models
    • Cloud Deployment Models
    • Understanding by Phone Service Analogy
    • Understanding by Electrical Power Grid Service Analogy
    • What is so special about Cloud?
    • Synergy is Powerful
    • Moving to the Cloud
    • Capacity Planning
    • Challenge – Measuring Capacity
    • Capacity Planning Concepts and Challenges
    • Capacity Planning – Utilization Risk
    • Utilization Risk – Mitigation
    • Capacity Planning – Different Workloads
    • Multi-Tenancy Model
    • Common Characteristics of Multi-tenant Applications (1/2)
    • Common Characteristics of Multi-tenant Applications (2/2)
    • Data Management in the Cloud
    • Data Physics
    • By the Numbers
  2. Cloud Computing Value Proposition
    • Why does Cloud matter?
    • Cloud Value Proposition
    • Cloud Value Business Case #1
    • Cloud Value Business Case #2
    • Cloud Value Business Case #3
    • Cloud Value Business Case #4
    • Cloud Business Cases
    • Cloud Economics
    • Do Clouds Compute?
    • Select Expected Benefits
    • Identify applicable cost scenario
    • Calculate initial, simple return
    • Calculate returns for on-going usage
  3. Cloud Computing Myths
    • Myth #1: Cloud = Virtualization
    • Myth #2: Cloud = Grid
    • Myth #3: Cloud = SAAS
    • Myth #4: Cloud = SOA
    • Myth #5: Cloud = Security Risk
  4. Cloud Computing Components
    • The Cloud Computing Stack
    • Cloud Computing Components
    • Tightly Coupled Enterprise
    • Understanding the SOA
    • Applying SOA to the Cloud
    • Cloud Computing without SOA
    • Cloud Component – Virtualization
    • Hypervisors
    • Hypervisor Types
    • Applying Virtualization to the Cloud
    • Cloud Component – SaaS
    • Applying SaaS to the Cloud
    • Web 2.0 Should I upgrade?
    • Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0
    • Applying Web 2.0 to the Cloud
  5. Categorizing Clouds
    • Consider the kind of Cloud
    • Cloud Scope - Public Clouds
    • Cloud Scope - Private Clouds
    • Cloud Scope - Hybrid Clouds
    • Discussing Cloud Scope
    • Cloud Types
    • Discussing Cloud Types
    • Intersection of Scope & Type
    • Cloud Role
    • Discussing Cloud Categories
    • Cloud Integration
  6. Real World Case Study Analysis
    • Case Study – Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Amazon EC2 Value
    • Discussing Amazon
    • TuneCore s Value
    • Discussing TuneCore
    • Salesforce.com Value
    • Discussing SalesForce
    • Google Apps Value
    • Discussing Google
    • Pitney Bowes Value
    • Discussing Pitney Bowes
    • OpenStack Value
    • Discussing X.Commerce/OpenStack
  7. Cloud Risks and Risk Mitigation
    • Failure-As-A-Service in 2009
    • Failure-As-A-Service in 2010
    • Notable Breaches in 2011
    • The Cost of Failed Clouds
    • Risks When Consuming Clouds: Service Reliability
    • Service Quality
    • Problem Resolution
    • Data Back-up
    • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
    • Risks When Supporting Clouds: Provisioning
    • The Scale of Scale
    • Financial Management
    • How to Practically Estimate Your Cloud Bill?
    • Managing Service Levels
    • Redundancy / Failover
    • Vendor Lock-In
    • Liability
    • Security
    • Cloud Security
    • Access Control
    • Application Security
    • Application Multi-Layer Security Design
    • Information and Data Security
    • Network Security
    • Operational Security
    • Mitigating Cloud Computing Risks: Identifying Cloud-ready Solutions
    • Governing Cloud Services
    • Business alignment
    • Asset Ownership
    • Contract-driven Services
    • Financial Management and Tracking
    • Governance and Risk Mitigation
    • Some Best Practices
  8. Cloud Standards
    • What Exactly Are We Standardizing?
    • Standardizing on a Definition
    • Why Standardize?
    • Simple Concept, Difficult Implementation
    • Turf Wars
    • Other Groups Defining Standards
    • Recent Progress
    • Perspective #2 – Let the Market Decide
    • Standardization is Restrictive not Creative
    • Fostering Creativity
    • Survival of the Fittest
    • OpenStack Foundation Model
    • Perspective #3 – The Simple View
    • Standards to Date
    • OCCI Details
    • OCCI Client Handshake
    • OCCI Server Response…
    • OCCI Cloud Infrastructure Categories
    • Best Practices for Working with Cloud Standards: Building Cloud Solutions Today
    • Advice #1 – Build on Proven Standards
    • Advice #2 – Focus on Solid Design
    • Advice #3 – Good Standards Take Time
  9. Cloud Computing Infrastructure
    • Does It Really Matter?
    • Cloud Infrastructure Categories
    • Understanding Virtualization
    • Cloud Management
    • Controllers and Agents
    • More Cloud Management Strategies
    • Abstracted Networking
    • Abstracted Computing
    • Abstracted Storage
    • Pulling it all together
    • Eucalyptus
    • OpenStack
    • What is OpenStack?
    • OpenStack main components
    • OpenStack Conceptual Architecture
  10. Looking Under the Cloud Hood
    • Amazon Cloud Overview
    • Working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Building an Amazon Cloud Service
    • Google Cloud Storage
    • Working with the Google App Engine
    • Building a Google App
    • Microsoft Azure Overview
    • Working with Windows Azure
    • Building an Azure Cloud Service
    • OpenStack Overview
    • Working with OpenStack
    • Building OpenStack Environment
    • Building OpenStack environment by hand
    • Using automated configurators
    • Creating OpenStack VM Instances
    • Managing OpenStack Clouds
  11. Cloud Services
    • Defining Cloud Services
    • The Typical Cloud Services
    • Application Services
    • Messaging Application Service
    • Email Application Service
    • Cache Application Service
    • Specialized Application Service
    • Storage Services
    • Object Storage
    • Archive Storage
    • Relational Storage
    • NoSQL Storage
    • Monitoring Services
  12. Cloud Computing Sanity Check
    • The Cloud Shift
    • Adapting to a Broader Market
    • Before you leap to the Cloud
    • Cloud Sanity Check #1
    • Cloud Sanity Check #2
    • Cloud Sanity Check #3
    • Cloud Sanity Check #4
  13. Adopting your very own Cloud
    • How can my organization explore Cloud?
    • Cloud Adoption Best Practices
    • Cloud Adoption Phase 1
    • Articulate a Value Proposition
    • Define one or more scenarios
    • Cloud adoption Phase 1
    • Cloud adoption Phase 2
    • Produce a Road Map
    • Gain Stakeholder Buy-In
    • Cloud Adoption Phase 2
    • Cloud Adoption Phase 3
    • Establish Governance
    • Invest in Infrastructure
    • Cloud Pilot
    • Scoping the Pilot Project
    • Enterprise Roll-out
    • Start small and grow incrementally
  14. Cloud Reference Model
    • Defining Cloud Services
    • Parsing the Cloud Service Model
    • Cloud Reference Model
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Cloud Infrastructure – Vendor Comparison
    • Cloud Infrastructure - Cloud Storage
    • Cloud Platform
    • Cloud Software
    • SaaS - Cloud Services
    • SaaS - Cloud Applications
    • OpenStack Solution Stack
    • OpenStack main components/services
    • Compute (Nova)
    • Main Compute (Nova) modules/services
    • Image (Glance)
    • Object Store (Swift)
    • Components of Swift
    • Block Storage (Cinder)
    • Identity (Keystone)
    • Network (Quantum)
    • Dashboard (Horizon)
    • Pulling It All Together
    • The Typical Cloud Services
    • Application Services
    • Messaging Application Service
    • Email Application Service
    • Cache Application Service
    • Specialized Application Service
    • Storage Services
    • Object Storage
    • Archive Storage
    • Relational Storage
    • NoSQL Storage
    • Monitoring Services
  15. Cloud Layering
    • Cloud Layering
    • Cloud Layering Overview
    • Content Services
    • Logic Services
    • Orchestration in the Cloud
    • Utility - Security Services
    • Security Service Example
    • Utility - Data Services
    • Layering Example – 1/5
    • Layering Example – 2/5
    • Layering Example – 3/5
    • Layering Example – 4/5
    • Layering Example – 5/5
  16. SDLC in The Cloud
    • Software Development Lifecycle Phases
    • SDLC Models
    • Waterfall
    • RAD SDLC Practices
    • The Criticisms of RAD
    • Enterprise Technology Delivery Frameworks
    • ETDF Phases
    • Project Initiation
    • Project Classification
    • Requirements Discovery
    • Analysis and Design
    • Development
    • Testing
    • Production Implementation
    • Post-implementation Monitoring of Cloud Solutions
    • Retirement
  17. Requirements Discovery
    • Discovering Cloud Requirements
    • Discovery Workshops
    • Running a Discovery Workshop
    • Cloud Requirements
    • Scoping Cloud Requirements
    • Documenting Expected, Average and Peak Usage
    • Defining Cloud Service Levels
    • Discovery Best Practices
    • What is Six Sigma?
    • Discovery Gotchas
  18. Analysis and Design
    • Analysis and Design in the Cloud
    • Analyzing Cloud Requirements
    • Requirements Management
    • Analysis Workflow
    • Mapping Cloud Requirements to Usage Scenarios
    • "Good/Not so Good" Use Cases for the Cloud
    • Introduction to Cloud Design
    • Designing Cloud Service Solutions
    • Design the Cloud Service Interface
    • Designing for Cloud Non-Functional Requirements
    • Analysis and Design Best Practices
    • A&D Best Practices - Prototyping
    • A&D Best Practices – System Partitioning
    • A&D Best Practices -Leveraging Cloud Platform Services
    • A&D Best Practices -
    • Using Asynchronous Communication Patterns
    • A&D Best Practices -
    • Design for Failure
    • A&D Best Practices -
    • Caching
    • A&D Best Practices - Staying Hands-On
    • Analysis and Design Gotchas
    • More Design Gotchas
  19. Cloud Design Strategies
    • Cloud Design Strategies
    • Designing for Cloud Availability
    • Designing for Cloud Security
    • Designing for Cloud Security - OWASP 10
    • Designing for Cloud Security – Multi-Factor Security
    • Designing for Cloud Storage
    • Stepping Across Site Silos
    • Stepping Across Site Silos – SAML and OpenID
    • Stepping Across Site Silos – OAuth
    • Selecting the Right Storage
    • Cloud Storage Model
    • Designing for Cloud Management
    • Designing for Cloud Maintainability
    • Designing for Cloud Service Reuse
    • Designing for Cloud Agility
    • Designing for Cloud Usability
    • Additional Usability Considerations
  20. Cloud Development
    • Implementing Cloud Services
    • Common Pitfalls for Cloud Developers
    • Building Composite Solutions
    • Cloud Development Stacks
    • Creating Services for Amazon WS
    • AWS Toolkit for Eclipse
    • AWS Explorer
    • AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio
    • Testing in the Amazon Cloud
    • Deploying Amazon Web Services
    • Consuming Amazon Web Services
    • Creating Services for OpenStack
    • Creating Applications for OpenStack
    • Testing OpenStack Solutions
    • Consuming OpenStack Solutions
    • Creating Services for Google
    • Testing Google Cloud Services
    • Deploying Google Services
    • Consuming Google Services
  21. Cloud Governance
    • IT Governance
    • Agile IT in the Cloud
    • SOA Governance Overview
    • SOA Governance in Practice
    • Cloud Governance
    • Top Cloud Computing Consumer Risks
    • Top Cloud Computing Provider Risks
    • Risk Mitigation
    • Defining Cloud Governance
    • Cloud Governance Model
    • Key Artifacts
    • Governance Life Cycle
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Governance Best Practices
    • Governance Gotchas
  22. Cloud SLAS
    • The Importance of Cloud SLAs
    • What Belongs in a Cloud SLA?
    • Minimal Cloud SLA
    • Robust Cloud SLA
    • More SLA Items…
    • Governing Cloud Service Quality
    • Supporting Clouds
    • Summary