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Designing Cloud Computing Solutions using OpenStack

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  • Overview

    Cloud Computing requires a degree of cognitive shift on the part of technologists working on designing solutions for the Cloud. This two day class 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 covered include:

    • Cloud Reference Model
    • Designing Cloud Solutions
    • Cloud Design Best Practices
    • Security in the Cloud
    • Cloud Governance
    • Cloud SLAs
  • Who Should Take This Course

    AUDIENCE

    Information Technology Architects, Developers, and Business Analysts.

    PREREQUISITES

    Foundational Knowledge in Cloud Computing.

  • Schedule
  • 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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary

    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
    • Summary
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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