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Cloud Computing requires a degree of cognitive shift on the part of technologists working on designing solutions for the Cloud. This Designing Cloud Computing Solutions using OpenStack two day learning course provides students with a frame of reference of needed concepts, means and techniques that will enable them to make informed decisions when designing solutions for the Cloud. This hands-on workshop includes 9 labs, 4 of which use OpenStack to illustrate the main aspects of the IaaS platform.

Topics include:

  • Cloud Reference Model
  • Designing Cloud Solutions
  • Cloud Design Best Practices
  • Security in the Cloud
  • Cloud Governance
  • Cloud SLAs

Designing Cloud Computing Solutions using OpenStack

Course Code

GTC4

Duration

2 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

N/A

Target Audience

Information Technology Architects, Developers and Business Analysts

Attendee Requirements

Foundation Knowledge in Cloud Computing.

If you have any questions or doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites for this course, or indeed are wondering which course best suits you, please consult with us to discuss your suitability for course attendance.

 

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Course Description

Cloud Computing requires a degree of cognitive shift on the part of technologists working on designing solutions for the Cloud. This Designing Cloud Computing Solutions using OpenStack two day learning course provides students with a frame of reference of needed concepts, means and techniques that will enable them to make informed decisions when designing solutions for the Cloud. This hands-on workshop includes 9 labs, 4 of which use OpenStack to illustrate the main aspects of the IaaS platform.

Topics include:

  • Cloud Reference Model
  • Designing Cloud Solutions
  • Cloud Design Best Practices
  • Security in the Cloud
  • Cloud Governance
  • Cloud SLAs
Course Outline

Chapter 1. Cloud Reference Model

  • The Need for a Cloud Reference Model
  • Cloud Reference Model
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Cloud Infrastructure – Virtual Machines
  • A Bootable OS Image
  • Defining a “Compute Unit”
  • Instance Templates (Flavors)
  • Launching an Instance in OpenStack
  • Block Storage for Instances
  • Cloud Infrastructure – Cloud Object Storage
  • Additional Data Storage Options
  • Cloud Multi-Tenancy Model
  • Common Characteristics of Multi-tenant Applications (1/2)
  • Common Characteristics of Multi-tenant Applications (2/2)
  • The PaaS Platform
  • Google App Engine (GAE) PaaS Overview
  • GAE’s Stats
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • The SaaS Platform
  • Cloud Service Model Implementations
  • Google Compute Engine’s Simplified Architecture
  • Google Cloud Platform

Chapter 2. Cloud Services

  • Defining Cloud Services
  • User-Cloud Interaction
  • Cloud Service Characteristics
  • The Typical Cloud Services
  • Application Services
  • Messaging Application Service
  • Email Application Service
  • Cache Application Service
  • Specialized Application Services
  • AWS Analytics Systems
  • Google App Engine (GAE) MapReduce Service
  • Use Cases for MapReduce Jobs
  • Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS)
  • Storage Services
  • Object Storage
  • Archive Storage
  • Relational Storage
  • NoSQL Storage
  • Some AWS Storage Services
  • Data Warehouses in the Cloud
  • Cloud Utility Services
  • Scalability and HA of Your Applications in the Cloud
  • The Auto-scaling Service
  • Monitoring Services
  • Configuring Instance Health Check in AWS
  • Amazon Web Services Integration Diagram
  • Google App Engine (GAE) Services Integration Diagram
  • Microsoft Azure Services
  • Comparing Cloud Service Stacks

Chapter 3. Cloud Development

  • Common Pitfalls for Cloud Developers
  • Ephemeral Storage?
  • Cloud Development Stacks
  • AWS Toolkit for Eclipse
  • AWS Explorer
  • AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio
  • Creating Services for Google
  • Testing Google Cloud Services
  • Consuming Google Services

Chapter 4. Cloud Design Strategies

  • Implications of Vendor Lock-In
  • Dealing with Vendor-specific Service API
  • Know Your Cloud Application’s Needs
  • Data Physics
  • Cloud Design Strategies
  • Designing for Scalability
  • Designing for Cloud Availability
  • Designing for Failure
  • Designing for Cloud Security
  • Designing for Cloud Security – OWASP 10
  • Designing for Cloud Security – OWASP 10 (Cont’d)
  • Designing for Cloud Security – Multi-Factor Security
  • Stepping Across Site Silos
  • Stepping Across Site Silos – the SAML Protocol
  • Stepping Across Site Silos – t
  • he OpenID Protocol
  • SAML vs OpenID
  • History of OAuth
  • Stepping Across Site Silos – OAuth
  • Selecting the Right Storage
  • (Cont’d)
  • Designing for Cloud Management
  • Designing for Cloud Maintainability
  • Other Considerations
  • Designing for Cloud Service Reuse
  • Designing for Cloud Service Reuse (Cont’d)
  • Designing for Cloud Agility
  • Designing for Cloud Usability
  • Additional Usability Considerations

Chapter 5. Adopting Your Very Own Cloud

  • What Drives Cloud Adoption?
  • What May Go to the Cloud?
  • Capacity Planning
  • Critical Run-time and Storage Parameters
  • The Cloud Adoption Stages (Example)
  • Getting to the Cloud (Example Road Map)
  • Pre-Cloud Stages
  • Cloud Stages
  • Cloud Stages (Cont’d)
  • Cloud Adoption Steps
  • Identify your business drivers (Step #1)
  • Get Educated (Step #2)
  • Get Educated (Things to Avoid … )
  • Articulate a Value Proposition (Step #3)
  • Define one or more scenarios (Step #4)
  • Produce a Road Map (Step #5)
  • Gain Stakeholder Buy-in (Step #6)
  • Establish Governance (Step #7)
  • Invest in Infrastructure (Step #8)
  • Cloud Pilot (Step #9)
  • Scoping the Pilot Project
  • Pilot Project Scope (Cont’d)
  • Enterprise Roll-out (Step #10)
  • Start Small and Grow Incrementally
  • Amazon WS Technical Lessons When Moving To the Cloud
  • Hype Cycle and Technology Adoption Model

Chapter 6. Designing Cloud Solutions

  • Getting Started …
  • Analyzing Cloud Requirements
  • “Good/Not-so-Good” Use Cases for the Cloud
  • Design the Cloud Service Interface
  • Designing for Cloud Non-Functional Requirements
  • Practical Observations and Rules
  • Analysis and Design (A&D) Best Practices
  • A&D Best Practices – Prototyping
  • A&D Best Practices – System Partitioning
  • A&D Best Practices – Leveraging Cloud Platform Services
  • A&D Best Practices –
  • Using Asynchronous Communication Patterns
  • MOM to the Rescue
  • A&D Best Practices – Preempt Possible Data Corruption
  • A&D Best Practices –
  • Caching
  • A&D Best Practices – Staying Hands-On
  • Be Aware of the CAP Theorem Constraints
  • The CAP Triangle
  • Cloud Layering
  • Cloud Layering Overview
  • Content Services
  • Separate Static Content from Dynamic Content
  • Logic Services
  • Orchestration in the Cloud
  • Creating Services for OpenStack
  • Creating Services for OpenStack (Cont’d)
  • Creating Applications for OpenStack
  • Testing OpenStack Solutions
  • Consuming OpenStack Solutions
  • Utility – Security Services
  • Out-of-the-Box Security Service Example
  • Layering Example – 1/5
  • Layering Example – 2/5
  • Layering Example – 3/5
  • Layering Example – 4/5
  • Layering Example – 5/5
  • Architecting for HA in AWS (Same Data Center)
  • Architecting for HA in AWS (Different AZs)
  • Handling Error Messages in the Cloud

Chapter 7. Designing Cloud Web UIs

  • Main User Interface Types
  • Other User Interface Types
  • Primary UI Considerations
  • Additional UI Considerations
  • Real-time Considerations
  • Social Network Considerations
  • Cloud Client and Web User UIs
  • Data Transportation Considerations
  • Emerging Standard – the WebSocket Protocol
  • Mashups in the Cloud
  • Review – 1 / 2
  • Review – 2 / 2

Chapter 8. Cloud Security

  • The Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug
  • A Notable Breach (a Spear-phishing Attack Example)
  • Cloud Vendor Security Certifications
  • Google Compute Engine Data Security
  • Cloud Access Security Features
  • Security of Cloud Vendor Networks
  • Insecure Interfaces
  • Top Threats for Cloud Computing
  • The Common Cloud Security Concerns
  • Authorization and Data Access Constraints
  • Cloud Security Domains
  • The CIAs of Security
  • Access Control: Physical Security
  • Access Control: Authentication & Authorization
  • Federated Identity Management
  • Access Control: Auditing
  • Identity Management
  • AWS Identity and Access Management Service
  • Security in the Google Cloud
  • GAE Cloud Security Module
  • Application Security
  • Application Multi-Layer Security Design
  • Access Control List Extensions
  • Information and Data Security
  • Data-at-rest Security
  • Amazon S3 Security
  • Amazon S3 Security (Cont.)
  • Network Security
  • Operational Security
  • DevOps Security Concerns

Chapter 9. Cloud Standards

  • What Exactly Are We Standardizing?
  • Standardizing on a Definition
  • Why Standardize?
  • Simple Concept, Difficult Implementation
  • Perspective #1 – Turf Wars
  • Perspective #1 – Turf Wars (Cont.)
  • Turf Wars
  • Turf Wars (Cont.)
  • Turf Wars
  • Other Groups Defining Standards
  • Recent Progress
  • Perspective #2 – Let the Market Decide
  • Standardization is Restrictive not Creative
  • Fostering Creativity
  • Survival of the Fittest
  • OpenStack Foundation Model
  • Perspective #3 – The Simple View
  • Standards to Date
  • OCCI Details
  • OCCI Client Handshake
  • OCCI Server Response…
  • OCCI Server Response (cont.)
  • OCCI Cloud Infrastructure Categories
  • Best Practices for Working with Cloud Standards: Building Cloud Solutions Today
  • Advice #1 – Build on Proven Standards
  • Advice #2 – Focus on Solid Design
  • Advice #3 – Good Standards Take Time

Chapter 10. Cloud Governance

  • IT Governance
  • IT Governance (Cont’d)
  • Unmanaged Clouds
  • Defining Cloud Governance
  • Defining Cloud Governance (Cont’d)
  • An Internal Service Registry and Repository
  • IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (Example)
  • Cloud Risks to Consider
  • Top Cloud Computing Consumer Risks
  • Top Cloud Computing Provider Risks
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Governance and Risk Mitigation
  • Cloud Governance Model
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Governing Cloud Services
  • Business alignment
  • Asset Ownership
  • Contract-driven Services
  • Contract-driven Services (Cont’d)
  • Agile IT in the Cloud
  • The Cloud Systems Checklist
  • Capacity Planning Concepts and Challenges
  • Governance Best Practices
  • Governance Best Practices (Cont’d)
  • Governance Gotchas

Chapter 11. Cloud SLAs

  • What is an SLA?
  • Two SLA Management Phases
  • Some SLA Parameters
  • The Importance of Cloud SLAs
  • Amazon Storage SLAs
  • Understanding your SLA
  • Example of Google Infrastructure Failure Rates
  • Assess Consequences for Your Business
  • Characteristics of a Service Quality Metric
  • Service Quality Metrics
  • SLA Monitoring Components
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