Cloud Computing

2 Day Course
Code PDN200

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Cloud computing is an approach to computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the private and public infrastructure (i.e. Internet). Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the "cloud" that supports them. The concept generally incorporates combinations of infrastructure, platforms and software as services. Implementations could rely on private, public or combination of both types of infrastructure to satisfy the computing needs of the users. Cloud computing services often provide common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on servers located in the “cloud”. By using this approach to building applications the initial cost of IT infrastructure is reduced significantly and the licensing cost of software could be discounted or avoided.  Computing from anywhere becomes possible by using storage in the cloud, increasing reliability and convenience.

This course examines Cloud Computing and the Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) that can support it. The course examines the value of this approach to building services, explains how they can be constructed and demonstrates examples of implementations.


Course Objectives:

  • Typical Network Architectures
  • Issues with current network architectures
  • Architecture and service components of Cloud solutions
  • Advantages and risks in Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Frameworks and approaches
  • Impact of Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0
  • Advantages of Software as a Service

Target Audience

Strategic planners, network architects, network managers, systems engineers, service planners and carrier operation staff who are responsible for planning, implementing and deploying networks which may require Cloud Computing techniques in the future.


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Typical Network Architectures (3 topics)

  • • Combined data and control planes
  • • Distributed control plane architecture
  • • Popular routing and signaling protocol

Issues with current network architectures (2 topics)

  • • Issues with setup and configuration in distributed architecture
  • • Updates and feature addition in distributed system

The Rise of the Cloud (9 topics)

  • • From Mainframe to Client-Server
  • • From Client-Server to N-Tier Web
  • • From Web to Service Orientation
  • • The Evolution of Grid Computing
  • • Virtualization Everywhere
  • • From ASPs to SaaS
  • • Moving Services to the Cloud
  • • Cloud Framework
  • • Typical Business Cases

Advantages and Risks in Cloud Computing (2 topics)

  • • Centralized computer resources
  • • Concentrated management resources

Cloud Computing Components (7 topics)

  • • Cloud Computing Architecture
  • • Cloud Component - SOA
  • • Cloud Component - Virtualization
  • • Cloud Components using Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0
  • • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • • Cloud Component - SaaS
  • • Cloud Component - Grid Computing

Cloud Frameworks and Types (8 topics)

  • • Data Clouds
  • • Service Clouds
  • • Interface Clouds
  • • Cloud Scope
  • • Public clouds
  • • Private clouds
  • • Opportunities and Risks
  • • Cloud Frameworks

Service Architecture and Virtualization (7 topics)

  • • Service encapsulation
  • • Loose coupling of software units
  • • Service abstraction
  • • Service Reusability
  • • Service Composability
  • • Service Optimization
  • • Service Discovery

Cloud Infrastructure and Tools (8 topics)

  • • Infrastructure and Tools Overview
  • • Enterprise Components
  • • Run-time Components
  • • Design-time Components
  • • Requirements and Recommendations
  • • Build vs Buy Analysis
  • • Vendor Selection Criteria
  • • Cloud Adoption Strategies

Cloud Security (5 topics)

  • • Cloud Security Risk Overview
  • • Security Standards
  • • Internal Threats
  • • External Threats
  • • Countermeasures

Building Software as a Service for the Cloud (6 topics)

  • • Scalable, Configurable, Multi-Tenant-Efficient elements
  • • Building the Secure Virtual Office
  • • Web 2.0 and Rich Internet Applications (RIA)
  • • Client Side Tools, Protocols and Languages
  • • Northbound Interfaces (REST, SOAP)
  • • Server side Tools

Cloud Network Infrastructure and Protocols (4 topics)

  • • VXLAN
  • • NVGRE
  • • IEEE 802.1Qbg Virtual Port Aggregator (VEPA) Model
  • • Nicira Stateless Transport Tunneling Protocol for Network Virtualization (STT) Model

Real World Case Studies (3 topics)

  • • Amazon
  • • Microsoft Azure
  • • Google

Cloud Summary (2 topics)

  • • Advantages of Cloud Computing
  • • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing

Carrier Ethernet and the Cloud (2 topics)

  • • MEF View - Architecture, Definitions & Terminology
  • • CEF View - Architecture, Definitions & Terminology

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