Course Description

Ah, "The Cloud." 

Seems like everyone is talking about it, and everyone is using it. But can you really explain it to a co-worker, boss or client? 

By the end of the course, you will be able to articulate what the cloud really is and how it is relevant to your business and professional goals. You'll be able to comfortably and confidently explain cloud computing to others who may not have a high level of technical expertise.

Kumulus Technologies, Founder and CTO

Robert Starmer

With 20 years of experience in automating IT data systems, and a focus on automating not only application deployments, but the underlying infrastructure as well, Robert brings a wealth of knowledge to the full application enablement stack from underlying Infrastructure automation and compliance to application deployment automation. Robert's technology background stems from efforts in such diverse fields as high performance computing and high frequency trading environments, scale-out workload managment, and enabling ops automation and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, datacenter, and application performance and scale enhancements. Robert is currently a founding partner at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay area infrastructure focused Dev/Ops and Cloud Systems consultancy, where he writes, presents, develops, and educates industry on cloud and dev/ops topics.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Class

    • Course Orientation

  • 2

    Module 1 - Introduction to the US NIST Definition of Cloud Computing

    • Lecture 1 - The Official US NIST Definition of Cloud Computing

  • 3

    Module 2 - Cloud Characteristics - What makes a Cloud... a Cloud?

    • Lecture 2 - The Five Essential Characteristics of a Cloud

  • 4

    Module 3 - Cloud Service Models - What does your Cloud do for you?

    • Lecture 3 - Cloud Services - What is Your Cloud Doing for you?

  • 5

    Module 4 - Cloud Deployment Models - Who can see your Cloud?

    • Lecture 4 - NIST Definition - Deployment Models

  • 6

    Module 5 - Cloud for Business

    • Lecture 5 - The Cloud Business Value Proposition

  • 7

    Module 6 - The Cloud Value Proposition for Developers

    • Lecture 6 - Cloud for Application Developers

  • 8

    Module 7 - Why Cloud Ops is the New IT

    • The Value of Cloud for Operators (OpsDevs and Systems Reliability Engineers)

  • 9

    Cloud Native Technologies

    • Cloud Native Development - Containers

    • Cloud Native Development- Serverless

  • 10

    How to think about Digital Transformation

    • Cloud Strategy 101 - An Introduction to Digital Transformation

  • 11

    Conclusion and Next Steps

    • Are You Ready for Digital Transformation?


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