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Understanding Cloud Computing Overview


I. Welcome to the Cloud

  • Course Introduction \ History of cloud computing
  •       Virtualization in the Mainframe
  •       Virtualization in the x86 world
  •       Virtualization in HTTP
  •       Virtualization and the Smart Device
  •       Personal Cloud Access
  • The Internet as a Business Medium
  • The Cloud as a Business Case for Enterprises
  • Overview: Cloud Computing Design
  • The Cloud as an outsourcing model
  • Using public cloud services
  • Virtualized Data-Centers becoming "cloudified"
  • Mobility and the cloud / BYOD issues
  • Cloud delivery models Defined
  •       IaaS / IaaS example
  •       PaaS / PaaS example
  •       SaaS / SaaS example
  •       DaaS / Daas example
  •       IDaaS / ISaaS examples
  •       EaaS / Eaas examples
  • Deployment models
  •       Public / Public example
  •       Private / Private example
  •       Public hosting Private / examples
  •       Hybrid / Hybrid example
  •       Community / Community example
  •       Government Cloud models
  • Cloud Computing reference architecture and it's actors
  • The Cloud Stack / Examples
  •       Amazon Elastic Compute
  •       Open Cloud
  •       Open Stack
  •       Open Source verses Propriety design

II. Overview of NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture

  • Overview of the five cloud components (actors)
  •       Consumer
  •       Provider
  •       Broker
  •       Auditor
  •       Carrier
  • Implementation Considerations and insights
  •       The Public deployment model
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities
  •       The Private deployment model
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities
  •       The Community deployment model
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities
  •       The Hybrid deployment model
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud computing consumer responsibilities
  •       The Community deployment model
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities

III. Building the Business Case for Moving to the Cloud

  • Operational Considerations
  •       Servers
  •       Central Storage Advantages
  •       Automation of
  •       Cloud Flexibility
  •       Disaster Recovery Scenarios
  •       Archiving
  • Economic Benefits
  • Pay as Required
  • Reduced Hardware
  • Start-up Efficiencies
  • Deployment changes
  • Power efficiencies
  • Space reductions
  • Maintenance changes
  • Reduced capital
  • Staffing Benefits
  • Reducing or Redeploying
  • Evaluating Cloud Solutions
  • Private Hosting
  • Public SaaS
  • PaaS Solutions
  • Mainframe Solutions
  • Non x86 Solutions
  • Moving from CapX to OpX
  • Network Infrastructure Design Changes
  • Software Licensing Changes

IV. Cloud Computing Security Concerns and Challenges

  • Virtualization and Multi-tenancy Concerns
  •       Risks and challenges
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities
  • Public deployment model
  •       Risks and challenges
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities
  • Private deployment model
  •       Risks and challenges
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities
  • Community deployment model
  •       Risks and challenges
  •       Cloud computing provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud computing consumer responsibilities
  • Hybrid deployment model
  •       Risks and challenges
  •       Cloud provider responsibilities
  •       Cloud consumer responsibilities

V. Virtualization Essentials

  • Server Virtualization Solutions
  • Client Virtualization Solutions
  • Virtualization Vendors
  • Private Cloud Design Criteria
  • Public Cloud Virtualization Designs
  • Open Source Cloud Stacks
  • Orchestration Considerations

VI. Planning Security Controls

  • Configuration Management/Change Management
  • Contingency Planning/Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
  • Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing
  • Data Security and Data Lifecycle Management
  • Encryption and Key Management
  • Identity and Access Management OAuth, OpenID Connect and SCIM
  • Incident Response
  • Application Security
  • Audit Logging

VII. Cloud Computing Compliance

  • Cloud computing compliance challenges
  • Cloud based Risk-Analysis
  • Key Risks and auditing concerns
  • Auditing and assessment techniques
  • SAS 70 and SSAE 16 audit standards
  • Legal concerns and jurisdictional data laws
  • Cloud computing privacy concerns
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Cloud Security Standards

VIII. Cloud Computing Governance and Policy Considerations

  • Establishing effective governance of cloud computing
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Processes
  • Automation
  • Orchestration
  • Internal Service Level Agreements
  • Vendor Service Level agreements
  • Security governance
  • Cloud computing governance models

IX.Cloud Design Best Practices

  • Hosting Provider Considerations
  • Data Locations
  • Data Maintenance Considerations
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Disaster Recovery (DR)
  • Identity Management
  • Standards, Policy and Procedures
  • Cloud computing key considerations
  • Data backup
  • Governance

 

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