Fundamentals of Cloud Computing

by David Davis

Cloud Computing is, more and more, being used by everyone for just about everything. But what exactly IS cloud computing? Watch this course to learn what cloud computing is, the many forms of cloud computing, how cloud computing works, and more.

What you'll learn

Talk about Cloud Computing has spread like a marketing virus. But what is cloud computing, really? How does it work? How can it help IT professionals and businesses of all sizes? In this course, Fundamentals of Cloud Computing, youlll learn the different forms of cloud computing, how they can help you, what makes them so powerful. You'll see numerous hands-on demos of cloud computing solutions including infrastructure as a service and software as a service solutions. Finally, you'll learn how to secure your cloud and protect your data in the cloud. When you're done with this course you'll have the skills and knowledge that you need to understand and use cloud computing.

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Course Overview
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Course FAQ

What is Cloud computing?

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services such as servers, databases, analytics, storage, intelligence, and networking. "The Cloud" (internet) offers innovative and flexible ways for consumers to use services online.

What is cloud used for?

Cloud is used for many reasons. One of the main usages of cloud is storage. You can use cloud to share files, back up data and store files you might not have space to store on your device.

What will I learn in this Cloud computing course?

In this Cloud computing course you will learn the fundamentals of cloud computing such as:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Storage in cloud
Software as a Service (SaaS)
and Security.

What are the benefits of cloud computing?

A big benefit of cloud computing is being able have your data stored in the cloud incase anything happens to your physical device or hardware. You can have piece of mind that it will be safe in the cloud. Cloud computing protects against power outages, natural disasters and other crisis that may occur. You can rest assured your data is backed up and in a safe location.

About the author

David has authored over 50 courses for Pluralsight.com around enterprise data center technologies such as cloud computing, virtualization, and (especially) VMware vSphere. He is a partner at ActualTechMedia.com where he creates compelling enterprise technology content, moderates online events, and helps to connect some of the best-known technology companies in the industry with the end user community. With over 20 years in enterprise technology, he has served as an IT Manager, administrator, and... more

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