Learn how to make since of what public clouds are you there.
- [Narrator] So let's spend some time normalizing the public cloud offerings. We're going to look at common patterns and how to pick the right solution. Then we'll look at specific public cloud providers including Amazon, Microsoft and Google. So, what's important here is that we're going to focus on infrastructures of service, public cloud platforms in this course. So we're not going to focus on platforms of service and we're not going to focus on softwares of service. The reason why, these are probably more important if you're moving into the Cloud, we're typically going to run our applications and our data and host things that would typically exist in our data center and infrastructures of service public cloud providers.
There are basically four players left in the market and they have similar technology patterns. IBM, Google, Microsoft, Amazon web services or AWS being the leader. The idea is to look at these platforms in the wide and then in the narrow. In other words, understand basically what they do, general patterns and then specifically, what features and functions do they offer? So Amazon web services is considered the market leader in infrastructures of service, offering lower costs, API rich services, targeted towards developers and SMB's and so AWS, Amazon Web Services, has been around for awhile.
I believe since 2006 and what happened is that they focused on the small business base for a long period of time. And in the last few years, have broken out of the small business base into the larger enterprises, the Global 2000. Hugely successful public cloud, most of the features and functions that enterprises are looking for is in Amazon Web Services, which makes it the most popular Cloud today. So it's the market leader, providing the most extensive feature set, largest capacity pool and a wide base of technology partners and they've been significantly successful.
So they're the leader. Primarily successful with small to medium sized businesses and developers but moving into enterprises and governments by providing high security and support. So Amazon's kind of known for doing everything pretty well. And so the feature function that you need if you're in enterprise, Amazon pretty much does most of it. So that's contributed to their success as well as popularity among developers, enterprise architects, folks who are actually building new systems within enterprise IT. So, when you look at the three, look at the top three, taking IBM out of it for now, AWS, Microsoft and Google, you know, this is kind of how they stack up in storage, provisioning, management, governance, networking, compute and security.
And when you look at your own requirements, you're going to provide weighted numbers that are associated with these particular features. In other words, what it means to you, as an enterprise, and then look at the way in which each public could provider is able to support those particular features. And then, by assigning rankings, which you're going to see us do, it allows you to pick the best solution. Now keep in mind that Amazon Web Services, even though it is the most popular infrastructure and service cloud out there, it's not always going to be the right fit and so you may find that Microsoft is a better fit, specifically if you're, you know, Window shop or Google may be a better fit if you're looking at, you know, niche kind of services such as data warehousing and in fast and cheap storage.
- Public cloud benefits
- Considering the costs
- Determining compatibility
- Assessing security and governance
- Reviewing Amazon Web Services (AWS)
- Reviewing Microsoft Azure
- Reviewing Google Cloud Platform
- Reviewing IBM Softlayer