Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Cloud services overview, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
If you've ever heard the term as a service tacked onto the end of another word like software, …storage or hardware, then you're already familiar with some of the cloud service types that …are available out there. …When we see as a service at the end of an offering, it usually equates to traits like …the ability to share resources among many, many users. It also represents large scalability …and low barriers to entry, meaning services that are easily available and affordable to …small businesses. …There's also device independence allowing users to access the services on different …types of hardware, computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones. And let's begin with a look …at a type of service that's very popular, it's known as a SaaS or Software as a Service.…
In this model, the application is hosted by a provider as a service so customers access …the application via the Internet using their own web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox …or Safari, and because it is a service, the customer does not need to purchase the software, …
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
- Migrating to the cloud
- Training others on cloud use
Skill Level Beginner
1. Cloud Computing Basics
2. Evaluate whether Cloud Computing Is Right for Your Business
3. Explore Cloud Storage
4. Explore Cloud Tools
5. Migrate to the Cloud
Securing data2m 26s
6. Evaluate Cloud Performance in Your Business
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