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Understanding Cloud Computing

via DataCamp


A non-coding introduction to cloud computing, covering key concepts, terminology, and tools.

Every day we interact with the cloud—whether it’s using Google Drive, apps like Salesforce, or accessing our favorite websites. Cloud computing has become the norm for many companies, but what exactly is the cloud and why is everyone rushing to adopt it? Designed for absolute novices, this course breaks down what the cloud is and explains terminology such as scalability, latency, and high-availability. You'll learn about the many advantages including ease of remote collaboration, how there are no hardware limitations, and reliable disaster recovery. You'll also discover the range of tools provided by major cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently explain how cloud tools can increase productivity and save money, as well as ask the right questions about how to optimize your use of cloud tools.


Introduction to Cloud Computing
-In this chapter, you’ll learn why cloud computing is growing in popularity, how it compares to an on-premise solution, and what makes it so powerful. Next, you’ll learn about the three different service models—IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS—and how they each satisfy a unique set of business requirements.

Cloud Deployment
-Now that you understand the power of cloud computing, it’s time to discover how it’s implemented using one of three deployment methods—private, public, and hybrid. You'll then find out how data protection regulations can affect cloud infrastructure. Lastly, you’ll meet the important roles within an organization that can make your cloud deployment a reality.

Cloud Providers and Case Studies
-In the final chapter, you’ll be introduced to the major cloud infrastructure players, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. You’ll become more familiar with their market positioning, the products they offer, and who their main customers are and how they use cloud computing.

Taught by

Hadrien Lacroix, Sara Billen and Lis Sulmont


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