Cloud Computing

1 Day / 2 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 1

Course Code: WR1201

Course Summary

A technical introduction to the techniques and protocols that underpin cloud computing services, including an examination of the types of cloud that can be created and the variety of ‘X as a service’ facilities that clouds can make available.

Who would benefit

This course is suitable for engineering, technical management and sales/marketing staff who require a technical overview of Cloud Computing.


A basic understanding of the architecture and technologies that support the internet would be beneficial.

Topic Areas Include

  • What is ‘The Cloud’?

  • Traditional Models vs Cloud Computing

  • Cloud characteristics

  • Cloud deployments models – private, community, public, hybrid

  • Enabling technologies

  • Traditional data centres

  • Virtualization and multi-tenanting

  • SOA and web services

  • Service grids and autonomic computing

  • Types of Cloud services

  • SaaS, PaaS and IaaS

  • XaaS payment models

  • Examples of XaaS services and providers

  • Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing

  • Pros: cost, scalability, resilience, collaboration

  • Cons: security, availability, trust, de-skilling

  • The future of Cloud Computing

Includes practical exercises and demonstrations.