Enterprise Cloud Computing: Course Contents | ALC Training News

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Day 1

1. Cloud Computing Introduction and Perspectives
  • Defining Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Big Picture
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Service Models
  • Cloud Computing Characteristics
  • Enterprise Cloud and Consumer Cloud
  • Business and Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing in the IT and “Telco” Space
  • Aspects of Cloud Service Design
  • Customer decisions on service provider types
2. Data Centre Management
  • Defining Cloud Computing
  • Data Centre, Virtualisation and Cloud
  • From Rack Server to Blade Server
  • Power and cooling in Virtualised Data Centre
  • Benefits of Service Management in Data Centre Management
3. Virtualisation
  • Why Virtualisation makes sense
  • Compute resources
  • Network resources
  • Shared storage in virtualised environment
  • Security issues with Virtualisation
  • Optimising Virtualisation
4. Cloud Computing and Related Environments
  • Open Source Technologies
  • Mobile Computing
  • Social Media
5. Cloud Computing Security and Risk Management
  • Risks in the Cloud versus benefits
  • Specific Cloud risks
  • Managing risks and IT security management
6. In-Course Exercises


7. Green Computing
  • Green IT: Overview, Issues and standards
  • Green Data Centre and optimisation
  • Other considerations on Green Computing
8. Holistic and Balanced Approach to Cloud Computing
  • Life cycle approach for Cloud Services
  • ITIL Lifecycle Processes
  • Project-Service Management for Cloud
  • Continual Service Improvement for Cloud Services
  • Continual Service Improvement Model
  • Critical metrics for continual improvements
9. The Future of Cloud Services and Value Creation
  • Business-Centric Value Creation for Cloud Services
  • Cloud Service Value
  • Breaking the silos of value creation
  • Processes, functions and roles
  • Process model
  • Characteristics of process for cloud
  • Functions for Cloud Service Management
  • Leadership and human resource management for Cloud Service Delivery
  • Service Management as a strategic asset
10. Cloud Lab
  • This is a hands-on session in which delegates gain practical hands-on experience in configuring a Cloud Server. You are required to bring a laptop computer.
11. Summary and Completion

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