Fundamental Cloud Architecture
This course provides a highly technical drill-down into the inner workings and mechanics of foundational cloud computing platforms. Private and public cloud environments are dissected into concrete, componentized building blocks (referred to as "patterns") that individually represent platform feature-sets, functions and/or artifacts, and are collectively applied to establish distinct technology architecture layers.
Building upon these foundations, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments are further explored as compound patterns, comprised of unique and shared building blocks.
The course is structured as a guided tour through these architectural layers, describing primary components, highlighting shared components and explaining how building blocks can be assembled and implemented via cloud computing mechanisms and practices
|The following primary topics are covered:|
|•||Technology Architectural Layers of Cloud Environments|
|•||Public and Private Cloud Technology Architecture|
|•||laaS, PaaS and SaaS Technology Architecture|
|•||Cloud Computing Mechanisms as part of Platform and Solution Technology Architectures|
|•||Bare-Metal and Elastic Disk Provisioning|
|•||Multipath Resource Access, Broad Access and Intelligent Automation Engines|
|•||Usage and Pay-as-You-Go Monitoring|
|•||Platform Provisioning and Rapid Provisioning|
|•||Resource Management and Realtime Resource Availability|
|•||Shared Resources, Resource Pools and Resource Reservation|
|•||Self-Service and Usage and Administration Portals|
|•||Workload Distribution and Service State Management|
Other technology architecture topics pertaining to cloud platforms, cloud-based solutions and services are also explored.
|Course Materials and Supplements
|Module 4: Fundamental Cloud Architecture Official Supplements
|Module 4: Fundamental Cloud Architecture Official Mindmap Supplement
|Cloud Technology Architecture Design Patterns and Mechanisms Mapping Reference Matrix
|Cloud Technology Architecture Design Patterns Mapping Reference Matrix
|Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture Text Book|
|This CCP course module covers a range of in-depth topics that are described in the course booklet and further elaborated by detailed technical coverage and case study examples in the accompanying Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture text book from the acclaimed Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl. |
|When attending this course as part of an instructor-led workshop, the required text book is automatically provided together with the course booklet. When working with self-study kits, the text book needs to be purchased separately.|
|The materials for this course module can be purchased separately as part of the Module 4 Self-Study Kit, which includes additional materials and study aids. These materials are designed to prepare you for Exam C90.04 but they are also suitable for general remote, self-paced study purposes.
|Vendor-Neutral Topic Overview
|Note that all CCP course modules are focused on vendor-neutral cloud computing topics and therefore do not provide detailed coverage of any vendor-specific platforms or technologies. CCP courses are intentionally authored this way so as to provide an unambiguous and objective understanding of cloud computing that can be further complemented with training about products and services offered by cloud computing vendors, such as Amazon, Google, and others.
|Download a printable PDF document with information about this course module and its corresponding self-study kit.