Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the components of the cloud, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
To better understand cloud computing we need to explore the elements of a cloud computing …solution. There are three main parts, each with its own role and purpose, and first up are the clients. …Now clients are simply the devices end users interact with to access the cloud to manage …their information. These can include desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. There …are three main categories of clients as well. …There are mobile clients like Blackberries, iPhones and Smart phones. There are thin clients …which are simply computers that don't have their own internal hard drives and are used …to display information you access.…
And of course there are thick clients as well, which are your typical computers using a web …browser to access the Internet and connect to the cloud. Next comes the data center which …is a server or a collection of servers housing the applications you subscribe to. …Now these could be housed locally where you would access them directly, or they might reside …
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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