Cloud Computing

This course gives an introduction to cloud computing and its techniques. The topics covered include introduction to cloud computing, cloud architecture, cloud service models, Service Oriented Architectures, security in cloud computing, disaster management in clouds.
Cloud computing has become a great solution for providing a flexible, on-demand, and dynamically scalable computing infrastructure for many applications. Cloud computing also presents a significant technology trends, and it is already obvious that it is reshaping
information technology processes and the IT mark

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction

This unit includes following topics: Defining the Cloud, The Emergence of Cloud Computing, Cloud-Based Services, Grid Computing or Cloud Computing, Components of Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing Deployment Models: Public, Private, Hybrid, Benefits of Using a Cloud Model, Legal Issues in Using Cloud Models, Characteristics of Cloud Computing, Evolution of Cloud Computing, Challenges for the Cloud computing, Grid Computing, Distributed Computing in Grid and Cloud.

Unit 2: Cloud Service Models

This unit includes following topics: Communication-as-a-Service (CaaS): Advantages of CaaS, Fully Integrated, Enterprise-Class Unified Communications, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): Modern On-Demand Computing, Amazon’s Elastic Cloud, Amazon EC2 Service Characteristics, Monitoring-as-a-Service (MaaS), Protection Against Internal and External Threats, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): The Traditional On-Premises Model, The New Cloud Model, Key Characteristics of PaaS, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): SaaS Implementation Issues, Key Characteristics of SaaS, Benefits of the SaaS Model, Jericho Cloud Cube Model

Unit 3: Building Cloud Networks

This unit includes following topics: Evolution from Managed service providers (MSP) to Cloud Computing, Single Purpose architectures to multi-purpose architectures, Data center virtualization, Cloud data center, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), Combining and SOA, Characterizing SOA, Open Source Software in data centers

Unit 4: Security in Cloud Computing

This unit includes following topics: Cloud Security Challenges, Software-as-a-Service Security: Security management, Risk Management, Security Monitoring and Incident Response, Security Architecture Design, Vulnerability Assessment, Data Privacy and Security, Application Security, Virtual Machine Security, disaster Recovery, Disasters in cloud, Disaster management