Cloud Infrastructure and Services


5 Days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.


  • Basic understanding of computer architecture, operating system, networking, and database
  • Experience in Compute System, storage and network infrastructure is recommended

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn cloud deployment and service models, cloud infrastructure, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing. For all definitions of cloud computing, the course has resorted to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology as a guide. You will cover technologies required to build classic (traditional), virtualized, and cloud data center environments. These technologies include compute, storage, networking, desktop, and application virtualization. You will also focus on backup/recovery, business continuity, security, and management. You will learn about the key considerations and steps involved in transitioning from the current state of their data center to a cloud computing environment. Upon completing this course, you will have the knowledge to make informed decisions about migrating to cloud infrastructure and how to choose the best deployment model for their organization.

Who Needs to Attend

  • Experienced IT professionals, who may not have had exposure to the emerging field of Cloud computing
  • IT professionals responsible for architecting and managing IT infrastructure
  • Industry-wide IT teams who are directly or indirectly responsible for transitioning their traditional IT infrastructure to the Cloud infrastructure
  • Anyone looking to pursue a career in Cloud computing
  • Individuals who are seeking EMC Cloud Associate (EMCCLA) certification

What You’ll Learn

  • Phases of transition from classic data center to virtual data center and then to the Cloud
  • Virtualization technology at compute, storage, network, desktop, and application layers of IT infrastructure
  • Business continuity solutions in a Virtualized Data Center (VDC) environment
  • Key characteristics, services, and deployment models of Cloud
  • Cloud infrastructure components and service management processes
  • Cloud security concerns and solutions
  • Considerations for migration to the Cloud

Course Outline

1. Journey to the Cloud

2. Classic Data Center (CDC)

  • Application, Database Management System (DBMS), Compute, and Storage
  • Networking
  • Object-Based and Unified Storage Technologies
  • Business Continuity and Backup
  • Replication Technologies
  • CDC Management

3. VDC: Compute

  • Compute Virtualization
  • Compute Virtualization Techniques
  • Virtual Machines
  • Resource Management Techniques
  • Physical to Virtual Conversion

4. VDC: Storage

  • Storage Virtualization
  • Virtual Machine Storage
  • Block Level and File Level Virtualization
  • Virtual Provisioning and Automated Storage Tiering

5. VDC: Networking

  • VDC Networking
  • VDC Networking Components
  • VLAN and VSAN Technologies
  • Network Traffic Management

6. VDC: Desktop and Application

  • Desktop Virtualization
  • Application Virtualization

7. Business Continuity in VDC

  • Backup
  • Replication and Migration

8. Cloud Computing Primer

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Services and Deployment Models

9. Cloud Infrastructure and Management

  • Cloud Infrastructure and Service Creation
  • Cloud Service Management

10. Cloud Security

  • Security Basics
  • Cloud Security Concerns and Threats
  • Cloud Security Mechanisms
  • Access Control and Identity Management in Cloud
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Security Best Practices for Cloud

11. Cloud Migration Considerations

  • Phases of Migration to Cloud