In this course, author David Rivers explains the essentials of cloud computing and answers the basic question: What is the cloud? The course then explores the benefits and drawbacks of cloud computing, including a candid look at balancing the sharing and privacy issues with the productivity gains of working in the cloud.
David also presents an overview of migration and common cloud technologies as you contemplate a move to the cloud, including Google Apps, Microsoft Windows Live, and more. The final chapter outlines how to evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of the cloud for your business.
Understanding the components and infrastructure of the cloud
Working with storage and database services
Understanding the benefits of cloud computing
Assessing security risks
Obtaining cloud storage
Working with Google Apps, Windows Live, iCloud, and more