Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the infrastructure of the cloud, part of Cloud Computing First Look (2012).
Important to understanding how the cloud works is the topic of infrastructure, more specifically …full virtualization and something called paravirtualization. …Cloud computing is not the same for everyone and there are many different ways the infrastructure …can be deployed. The actual infrastructure will depend on the application and how the …provider of that application has decided to build that particular cloud solution. …So there are big advantages to using the cloud from our perspective, maybe our business …needs massive processing power, but we don't have the budget, nor the desire to run it in house.…
And on the other side of the coin, if we require very little processing power it might not …make sense to purchase and run our own dedicated server. The cloud is ideal for both scenarios. …Let's begin with something called full virtualization. …In this setup, a complete installation of software is run on a server, but is displayed on the …clients. Now with this type of deployment you can be running all sorts of unique applications, …
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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