How to explain cloud computing to pretty much anyone

How to Explain Cloud Computing to Your Boss

taught by Robert Starmer

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.

Robert Starmer
Robert Starmer
Kumulus Technologies, Founder and CTO

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 fields including high performance computing, high frequency trading environments, scale-out workload management, ops automation, and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, datacenter, and application performance and scale enhancements. His current credentials include "Certified Open Stack Administrator" and "Google Cloud Architect." Robert is 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

Welcome to Class
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Module 1 - Introduction to the US NIST Definition of Cloud Computing
06:17
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Module 2 - Cloud Characteristics - What makes a Cloud... a Cloud?
04:30
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Module 3 - Cloud Service Models - What does your Cloud do for you?
05:08
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Module 4 - Cloud Deployment Models - Who can see your Cloud?
04:30
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Module 5 - Cloud for Business
05:08
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Module 6 - The Cloud Value Proposition for Developers
05:02
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Module 7 - Why Cloud Ops is the New IT
04:37
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Conclusion and Next Steps
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