Many traditional enterprises use legacy systems and applications that often struggle to achieve the scale and speed needed to meet modern customer expectations. Business leaders and IT decision makers constantly have to choose between maintenance of legacy systems and investing in innovative new products and services.
This course explores the challenges of an outdated IT infrastructure and how businesses can modernize it using cloud technology. It begins by exploring the different compute options available in the cloud and the benefits of each, before turning to application modernization and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The course also considers a range of Google Cloud solutions that can help businesses to better develop and manage their systems, such as Compute Engine, App Engine, and Apigee.
Welcome to Infrastructure and Application Modernization with Google Cloud! In this module, you'll meet the instructor, learn about the course content, and how to get started.
Module 1: Modernizing IT Infrastructure with Google Cloud
This module covers what it means to modernize an IT infrastructure and why it matters. It then turns to the different compute options available, before moving onto private, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. It ends with an overview of the Google Cloud global infrastructure.
Module 2: Modernizing Applications with Google Cloud
This module explores how businesses can modernize their existing applications and build new ones in the cloud. It focuses on five common change patterns for businesses who want to modernize their applications. Next, the module turns to some key application development challenges that businesses face, before highlighting two Google Cloud solutions for these challenges: Google Kubernetes Engine and App Engine.
Module 3: The Value of APIs
This module explains how APIs are a tool for both digital integration and digital transformation. It begins by defining legacy systems and the specific barriers to the demands of the digital age. It then defines APIs and explains how they can modernize legacy systems and create new business value. The module closes with a description of Apigee, an API management tool, along with customer use cases.
This module provides a summary of the key points covered in each module and steps you can take to continue your learning.