In this video, Mike looks at the benefits of cloud computing, moving virtual machines out onto the Internet. The cloud VMs enable benefits such as rapid elasticity and on-demand scaling, so you can quickly support any Internet application that needs it. Mike also describes the functions behind the buzzwords of Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service.
- Virtualization on my local machines … is absolutely fantastic, but I've got an idea for you. … What if we took a computer that's full of virtual machines … and put it up into a big server farm somewhere in Colorado, … to their virtual machines? … That's what we call the cloud. … Arguably, the cloud means, any time I don't know physically … where a computer is located but I can access it … by its IP address, is a cloud function. … you are doing a cloud function … 'cause there is a web server somewhere out in the universe, … But when we're talking about cloud in this context, … that you have some degree of control of. … you don't even care, but you can manipulate them, … you can administer them using remote tools. … You have its IP address, you control its URL, … that type of thing. … If we do that, we get some incredible benefits. … For example, we will have what we call rapid elasticity. … So, Mike Meyers comes up with a better mouse track … and he goes www.MikesNewCoolMouseTrap.com, …
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- Internet tiers
- How dial-up and broadband connections work
- File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
- Classic email protocols
- Setting up a generic VPN
- Typical IoT setups and configurations
- Setting up a new virtual machine (VM)
- Networking with VMs
- Cloud ownership