Join David Linthicum for an in-depth discussion in this video Soft costs, part of Cloud Architecture: Design Decisions.
- [Instructor] So in contrast to hard costs,…soft costs are cost savings that are more difficult defined,…such as time to market or agility,…or there may be some other cost advantage that we don't see…as a hard cost, or something that's easy to define.…So these cost savings have a tendency to have…much more impact on the business than hard cost savings.…And the reason is, they're more strategic in nature,…and so in other words, if I'm able to bring more…agility to the business, the business can move more faster…around changing opportunities in the marketplace.…
You know, for example with, they want to buy a product line,…if they want to launch a new product,…if they want to get into a different market…space than they're currently in now,…then they have the ability to do it with…the use of cloud computing because it's just a matter…of provisioning the stuff you need,…you don't have to go through months and months…of hardware and software buying cycles…to get the infrastructure you need…in essence to build your business.…
This course is targeted at IT professionals who have a basic understanding of the cloud and are ready to move on to creating a cloud architecture. David Linthicum begins with the business case and requirement patterns, and then moves onto mapping requirements to individual architecture concepts. There are multiple aspects to consider: storage, processing, governance, management and monitoring, security, performance, and more. David also includes discussion of advanced topics such as serverless architectures and containers. Watch and learn how to make sense of today's requirements, and plan your cloud-based architecture to scale with what your company needs to succeed tomorrow.
- Advanced architecture
- Building a business case
- Defining storage, processing, database, and other requirements
- Mapping requirements
- Performance and security