Designing Cloud Computing Solutions

 

 

 

Designing Cloud Computing Solutions Training Class Summary

This two day workshop introduces a Cloud Reference Model and explores 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. This hands-on workshop consists of 50% hands-on labs in an actual Cloud Computing development environment, and 50% lecture and discussion. Students should have some hands-on experience developing software, but the focus of the course is upon architecture and design considerations within the Cloud.

Audience: Information Technology Architects, Developers, and Business Analysts

Prerequisites: Foundational Knowledge in Cloud Computing.

Class Length: 2 days

Designing Cloud Computing Solutions Training Class Objectives
  • How to create a Cloud Reference Model
  • Think Strategies for Designing Cloud Solutions
  • Security in the Cloud
  • Governing Cloud Computing
  • Work with Cloud SLAs
Designing Cloud Computing Solutions Training Class Detailed Outline
  1. Cloud Reference Model
    • The Need for a Cloud Reference Model
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Cloud Infrastructure - Virtual Machines
    • A Bootable OS Image
    • Defining a "Compute Unit"
    • Instance Templates (Flavors)
    • Launching an Instance in OpenStack
    • Block Storage for Instances
    • Cloud Infrastructure - Cloud Object Storage
    • Additional Data Storage Options
    • Cloud Multi-Tenancy Model
    • Common Characteristics of Multi-tenant Applications
    • The PaaS Platform
    • Google App Engine (GAE) PaaS Overview
    • GAE's Stats
    • Google Cloud Storage
    • The SaaS Platform
    • Cloud Service Model Implementations
    • Google Compute Engine's Simplified Architecture
    • Google Cloud Platform
  2. Cloud Services
    • Defining Cloud Services
    • User-Cloud Interaction
    • Cloud Service Characteristics
    • The Typical Cloud Services
    • Application Services
    • Messaging Application Service
    • Email Application Service
    • Cache Application Service
    • Specialized Application Services
    • AWS Analytics Systems
    • Google App Engine (GAE) MapReduce Service
    • Use Cases for MapReduce Jobs
    • Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS)
    • Storage Services
    • Object Storage
    • Archive Storage
    • Relational Storage
    • NoSQL Storage
    • Some AWS Storage Services
    • Data Warehouses in the Cloud
    • Cloud Utility Services
    • Scalability and HA of Your Applications in the Cloud
    • The Auto-scaling Service
    • Monitoring Services
    • Configuring Instance Health Check in AWS
    • Microsoft Azure Services
    • Comparing Cloud Service Stacks
  3. Cloud Development
    • Common Pitfalls for Cloud Developers
    • Ephemeral Storage?
    • Cloud Development Stacks
    • AWS Toolkit for Eclipse
    • AWS Explorer
    • AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio
    • Creating Services for Google
    • Testing Google Cloud Services
    • Consuming Google Services
  4. Cloud Design Strategies
    • Implications of Vendor Lock-In
    • Dealing with Vendor-specific Service API
    • Know Your Cloud Application's Needs
    • Data Physics
    • Cloud Design Strategies
    • Designing for Scalability
    • Designing for Cloud Availability
    • Designing for Failure
    • Designing for Cloud Security
    • Stepping Across Site Silos
    • The OpenID Protocol
    • SAML vs OpenID
    • History of OAuth
    • Stepping Across Site Silos – OAuth
    • Designing the Right Storage
    • Designing for Cloud Management
    • Designing for Cloud Maintainability
    • Other Considerations
    • Designing for Cloud Service Reuse
    • Designing for Cloud Agility
    • Designing for Cloud Usability
    • Additional Usability Considerations
  5. Adopting Your Very Own Cloud
    • What Drives Cloud Adoption?
    • What May Go to the Cloud?
    • Capacity Planning
    • Critical Run-time and Storage Parameters
    • Pre-Cloud Stages
    • Cloud Stages
    • Cloud Adoption Steps
    • Identify your business drivers (Step #1)
    • Get Educated (Step #2)
    • Get Educated (Things to Avoid ... )
    • Articulate a Value Proposition (Step #3)
    • Define one or more scenarios (Step #4)
    • Produce a Road Map (Step #5)
    • Gain Stakeholder Buy-in (Step #6)
    • Establish Governance (Step #7)
    • Invest in Infrastructure (Step #8)
    • Cloud Pilot (Step #9)
    • Scoping the Pilot Project
    • Pilot Project Scope (Contd)
    • Enterprise Roll-out (Step #10)
    • Start Small and Grow Incrementally
    • Amazon WS Technical Lessons When Moving To the Cloud
  6. Designing Cloud Solutions
    • Getting Started
    • Analyzing Cloud Requirements
    • "Good/Not-so-Good" Use Cases for the Cloud
    • Design the Cloud Service Interface
    • Designing for Cloud Non-Functional Requirements
    • Practical Observations and Rules
    • Analysis and Design (A&D) Best Practices
    • A&D Best Practices - Prototyping
    • A&D Best Practices – System Partitioning
    • A&D Best Practices - Leveraging Cloud Platform Services
    • Using Asynchronous Communication Patterns
    • MOM to the Rescue
    • Preempt Possible Data Corruption
    • Caching
    • Staying Hands-On
    • Be Aware of the CAP Theorem Constraints
    • The CAP Triangle
    • Cloud Layering
    • Content Services
    • Separate Static Content from Dynamic Content
    • Logic Services
    • Orchestration in the Cloud
    • Creating Services for OpenStack
    • Creating Applications for OpenStack
    • Testing OpenStack Solutions
    • Consuming OpenStack Solutions
    • Utility - Security Services
    • Architecting for HA in AWS
    • Handling Error Messages in the Cloud
  7. Designing Cloud Web UIS
    • Main User Interface Types
    • Other User Interface Types
    • Primary UI Considerations
    • Additional UI Considerations
    • Real-time Considerations
    • Social Network Considerations
    • Cloud Client and Web User UIs
    • Data Transportation Considerations
    • Emerging Standard - the WebSocket Protocol
    • Mashups in the Cloud
  8. Cloud Security
    • The Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug
    • Cloud Vendor Security Certifications
    • Google Compute Engine Data Security
    • Cloud Access Security Features
    • Security of Cloud Vendor Networks
    • Insecure Interfaces
    • Top Threats for Cloud Computing
    • The Common Cloud Security Concerns
    • Authorization and Data Access Constraints
    • Cloud Security Domains
    • The CIAs of Security
    • Access Control: Physical Security
    • Access Control: Authentication & Authorization
    • Federated Identity Management
    • Access Control: Auditing
    • Identity Management
    • AWS Identity and Access Management Service
    • Security in the Google Cloud
    • GAE Cloud Security Module
    • Application Security
    • Application Multi-Layer Security Design
    • Access Control List Extensions
    • Information and Data Security
    • Data-at-rest Security
    • Amazon S3 Security
    • Network Security
    • Operational Security
    • DevOps Security Concerns
  9. Cloud Standards
    • What Exactly Are We Standardizing?
    • Standardizing on a Definition
    • Why Standardize?
    • imple Concept, Difficult Implementation
    • Perspective #1 Turf Wars
    • 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
  10. Cloud Governance
    • IT Governance
    • Unmanaged Clouds
    • Defining Cloud Governance
  11. Cloud SLAS
    • What is an SLA?
    • Two SLA Management Phases
    • Some SLA Parameters
    • The Importance of Cloud SLAs
    • Amazon Storage SLAs
    • Understanding your SLA
    • Assess Consequences for Your Business
    • Characteristics of a Service Quality Metric
    • Service Quality Metrics
    • SLA Monitoring Components