Welcome to Cloud Computing Basics (Cloud 101).
Over the next few weeks, we will discuss the basics of Cloud computing: what it is, what it supports, and how it is delivered. We will delve into storage services, Cloud economics, levels of managed infrastructure, and Azure services. We will also explore different deployment models of Cloud computing, as well as several hosting scenarios. Last but not least, we will compare some of the cloud platforms and discuss the future of cloud computing.
What is the “Cloud”?
In this module, we’ll discuss what the Cloud is, what it supports, and how it is delivered. We’ll also explore computing as a utility, storage services, and Cloud economics, as well as distributed computing, managed infrastructure, and Azure services.
Levels of Managed Service
In this module, we will explore the levels of managed service including Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, and Function as a Service.
In this module, we’ll discuss different deployment models of Cloud computing. We’ll explore private and public deployment models, hybrid cloud, HPC cloud, and big data cloud.
In this module, we’ll take a look at different hosting scenarios including bare-metal computing, VMs, Docker, Kubernetes, on-premises computing, and Cloud computing. We will also discuss best practices and use-cases for cloud computing.
Comparing Cloud Platforms
In this module, we will compare some of the cloud platforms. We’ll discuss Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, and SalesForce.
The Future of Cloud Computing
In this module, we’ll discuss the future of cloud computing. We will explore serverless computing, distributed and decentralized applications, machine learning and AI, and Azure Internet of Things.