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

Robert has 25 years of experience in automating IT data systems and a focus on automating both application deployments and the underlying infrastructure those deployments rely on. 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 management, and enabling ops automation and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, data center, 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 the industry on cloud and dev/ops topics.

Course curriculum

    1. Course Orientation

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

    1. Lecture 2 - The Five Essential Characteristics of a Cloud

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

    1. Lecture 4 - NIST Definition - Deployment Models

    1. Lecture 5 - The Cloud Business Value Proposition

About this course

  • Free
  • 12 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content


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