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This course explores the steps you should take in determining if your infrastructure has components that are suitable for a cloud solution. It discusses the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and grid computing, and highlights characteristics that make these infrastructures suitable or unsuitable for extension to the cloud. The course also explores the recommended step of analyzing your current infrastructure to inventory data, services, and processes used, as well as identify problem areas that may be addressed through a cloud solution. Upon completion of your analysis, it is time to determine cloud service candidates and match cloud services, as well as look at examples of how to leverage different services to you problem areas. Finally, if all else fails and you are not comfortable with a public cloud solution, we discuss the use of private clouds as a possible interim solution.
This course is intended for IT professionals including managers, engineers, and technical staff evaluating or implementing cloud computing applications and services. The course outlines the benefits and downfalls of implementing or using services in a cloud and helps IT professionals determine what types of technology or services are suitable for cloud networks and how those services are hosted in a cloud computing environment.