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EXEC-102 The Cloud Executive Brief

Cloud Technology for the Business Executive

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Cloud is more than a buzzword these days, it is an essential component for accelerating the growth trajectory of modern businesses. Understanding how cloud fits into the future of your company can make the difference between being able to out maneuver the competition or falling behind. Business cases that use cloud range from essentially being the business (e.g. for cloud-based applications) to providing scalable, cost-effective services to endusers of cloud-based business applications (e.g. cloud-based productivity and CRM tools).

Need to know what's going on in Cloud today? Yes, we'll cover that. We'll also go beyond to look at how a business needs to change to get the most value out of these technologies.

It's not enough to deploy OpenStack and Docker if your team isn't able to make use of these tools. Or would your organization be better served by a set of tools in a central Software-as-a-Service catalog? Improve your ability to identify the Cloud tools and deployment models that will improve your ability to accelerate your business.

In this course cloud executive and Kumulus Technologies Principal/CTO Robert Starmer presents his take on the current state of cloud based on decades of experience building, supporting and fixing cloud systems all over the globe-- from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

This course provides busy executives an actionable, business-centered understanding about cloud technologies. The course provides you a concise, foundational understanding of what "Cloud" is, and then transitions to answer, "what can Cloud do to drive and enhance the growth of my company?" Sign up to get ahead of the cloud learning curve.

Your Instructor

Robert Starmer
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
Much like the Cloud space, there is no beginning or ending. This class is self paced, and will be maintained on a semi-annual basis. Once your'e registered, you'll get the class for as long as this platform exists.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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